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China’s zero-Covid policy brings stricter lockdown to Shanghai

Shanghai, one of the most economically developed cities in China, has been under lockdown since the end of March. The new Covid outbreak in Shanghai has led to a lockdown policy that is much stricter than even the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. Now, the streets of Shanghai are […]

Academics / Community

Mr. McShane brings humor and passion to the Science Department

John (Jake) McShane is a new member of the science department this year. He is teaching four sections of ninth grade physics and is currently the assistant Varsity Softball coach. A sign of his popularity was that he was chosen by students to dress up as a turkey as a […]

Arts

Netflix’s “Maid” highlights resilience and strength

On Oct. 1, 2021, Netflix released the ten-episode-long limited series Maid. Inspired by Stephanie Land‘s 2019 memoir — Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive — the suspenseful drama follows a single mother navigating life with her daughter and abusive ex-boyfriend. The series is directed by […]

The Nation and the World

“Save the Manatees” is more than just a slogan

After hearing the distressing news that the Paddleboard with Manatees! excursion that my mom and I had signed up to take over Spring Break in Bonita Springs, FL, had gotten rained out, I looked up pictures of manatees to make myself feel better. This is how I found my new […]

Arts

Without Merit depicts depression realistically

As someone who personally struggles with depression, I am always on the lookout for books that realistically depict what depression is really like. When I read Without Merit by Colleen Hoover, it instantly became one of my favorite books, for exactly this reason. This book is one of the things […]

Athletics

Love All: Badminton is the latest athletic offering

Woosh! Fly birdie (or shuttlecock, some professionals may say). Step into the Shipley Center gymnasium during the spring trimester on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00 and 5:00 pm, and you will be immersed in the art of badminton. For the first time, Dana Hall offered badminton this year as an […]

Community

Dana Hall celebrates Ramadan

Ramadan, the Holy Month for fasting and one of the five pillars of Islam, started on April 1 and lasted until May 1 in the U.S. As Ramadan is such an important time for Muslims, Dana Hall planned a few events regarding this Islamic tradition last month to support the […]

Arts

Turning Red introduces authentic Asian culture to the world

Turning Red, one of the newest Pixar movies, centers around the lives of Asian immigrants in Canada. With its depiction of the Canadian Chinatown, the attraction to k-pop boy bands, and the traditional family values, Asians and Asian Americans will find the movie Turning Red very relatable. For people of […]

Arts

Olivia Flanagan: An artist with a passion for making mesmerizing murals

Olivia Flanagan is an artist from New York who specializes in making murals. She has been making art on and off her whole life but especially got into it during quarantine, as she had time to explore the extent of her development as an artist. The 17-year-old is largely self-taught […]

Arts

Euphoria examines but does not glamorize difficult themes of teen life

Euphoria, a HBO original series, has been all the talk these past few months. The show follows Rue Bennett, a junior in high school, who’s right out of rehab for drug abuse, and her equally troubled peers in a small California town. The show discusses themes of addiction, sexuality, body […]