Arts / Opinion

The new adaptation of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” stunningly brings a childhood favorite to life

On December 20, 2023, the first episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians (based on the award-winning book series by Rick Riordan) was released on Disney+. Being a fan since third grade, I was excited for each Tuesday for the following two months along with the 13.3 million viewers at […]


With ribbon-cutting, Dana Hall celebrates new building

Monday, March 4, marked the grand opening of the newly renovated and rebuilt Upper School Classroom Building. Students and faculty have been using temporary spaces since fall 2022, but now the building is ready to host classes and offices for the Dana community.  The morning started off with a Step-Sing […]


New Upper School Classroom Building is complete

On March 4, 2024, students and faculty will be moving into the new building for their classes. Journalism students were allowed early access to take pictures of some of the new facilities and classroom spaces. Image Source: The Hallmanac


The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has mixed reviews

The new Hunger Games movie A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes drew in viewers from all around the world. On November 17, 2023, the movie’s first day in the theater, it made $19.1 million, according to CNBC. Three days later, the box office had earned over $100 million. The new […]


Explore opportunities outside of Dana Hall

Students have the opportunity to explore themselves and their passions outside of Dana Hall.  The Brigham and Women’s Youth summer program introduces high school students to numerous careers in healthcare. This camp “expands on the hospital’s teaching mission, enhances diversity initiatives and supports youth of the community.” Another high school […]

Community / Opinion

Fostering youth civic engagement in Wellesley: a call to action

Wellesley, Massachusetts, has long been recognized for its great schools and community vibrancy. Despite these attributes, the town encounters its share of youth civic engagement obstacles, including voter apathy and limited representation in local government. Despite the town’s well-informed community, voter apathy remains a concern among young voters. As an […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Let’s pay attention to the exploitation of Congo

One year ago, Pope Francis said, “Hands off the Democratic Republic of Congo! Stop choking Africa: It is not a mine to be stripped or a terrain to be plundered. What is happening here needs to be known.” Yet, the media and US Congress still hasn’t given a lot of […]


The girl from São Paulo

Dana Hall has a variety of students from many countries, but Ana Lebl ‘26, is the only girl from Brazil. 26 from China, 7 from Korea, 2 from Thailand, 2 from Japan, but only one from Sao Paulo. Born in São Paulo, Ana is an outgoing and sociable girl who […]

Community / Featured / Lifestyle

Dana Hall dons the cozy craze: Ugg boots and slippers take center stage

In the heart of New England winters at Dana Hall School, the revamp of a long standing fashion trend has taken over, warming the hearts and toes of students across campus. The new styles and colors of the Ugg boot and slipper have become a staple on Dana Hall’s campus.  […]

The World

Quarantine continues to affect the development of young children

In 2024, four years after the initial COVID-19 quarantine, young children are continuing to demonstrate developmental delays because of the two-year absence from a normal school environment, according to education and health experts. Also, infants who were born during this time are experiencing speech and language delays. Experts disagree, however, […]