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Art from the Virtual Hallway: Tori Eysie ’22

As the year progresses and as more students come back to campus, more art is being made for hybrid Dana students to view. Fortunately, the Virtual Hallway displays remote and hybrid art for all of the Dana community to see, which is why the next Virtual Hallway installment comes from […]

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Concetta Vitale leads the community with her passion for service

Nominated by students, faculty, and staff of the Dana Hall community, Concetta Vitale ‘21 was chosen as this year’s Thanksgiving Convocation Speaker for her long-time and humble commitment to community service and being a role model for the community.   The annual Thanksgiving Convocation Speaker is an individual in the Dana […]

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Dana Hall now testing weekly for COVID-19

Starting in December 2020, all students and faculty who come to campus are required to be tested for COVID-19. Dana Hall did not test on campus during the fall. When Trimester II began, the School did one testing session after Thanksgiving break before allowing students and faculty to return to […]

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A plea to all-girls schools: Let’s change culture

Content warning: sexual assault. I sat at a sticky dining room table eating Commella’s with my friends the summer going into junior year. “She was kinda asking for it…” a boy said, looking down at his hands as if he knew the atrocity of his comment. I watched my friends […]

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Netflix’s My Octopus Teacher: an immersive underwater experience

As someone who loves thrilling documentaries like Free Solo, as well as nature films such as Netflix’s Blackfish, my anticipation grew as Netflix announced the September 4, 2020, release date of My Octopus Teacher, a combination of the two. An emotional tale of an unusual relationship between man and octopus, […]

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The Asian/Asian American Affinity Group provides community and awareness

The new Asian/Asian American Affinity group, led by Novia Nguyen ’21 and Sissi Wang ’24, brings awareness to Asian/Asian American issues. “We wish to show that we are not just a ‘model minority’ nor the stereotypes that society labels us with,” stated Sissi.           The idea of the affinity group was […]

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HOPE Club: A Safe Space for Students

COVID-19 has created a decline in mental health throughout the world, which can sometimes be very challenging to talk about. Here at Dana Hall, we have HOPE Club to help. HOPE Club is new this year, and the club’s focus is on psychology and destigmatizing mental health. The club meets […]

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Dana Hall commits to anti-racist work, on campus and off

In June and July 2020, the @blackatdanahall Instagram account gained momentum in the Dana Hall community, as students shared experiences of racism and bias from their peers and teachers. In response to this account, Ms. Katherine Bradley, Head of School, and the School’s administration published an “Anti-Racist Action Plan” this […]

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@blackatdanahall posts anonymous comments from students and alumnae of color

On June 11, 2020, two weeks after the police killing of George Floyd, @blackatdanahall uploaded their first post to Instagram. “This page is for Dana Students and Alumns of Color,” the post read. “We are here to amplify Black and Brown voices. No story is too small.”  @blackatdanahall published a […]

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The 1918 flu: An earlier epidemic at Dana Hall

Though the COVID-19 pandemic feels very new to the Dana Hall community, in actuality, Dana Hall has already faced a similar health issue. In Fall 1918, the widespread influenza pandemic reached Dana Hall. In the first couple months, around one hundred students and faculty members became infected with the influenza […]