Many international students remain in the U.S. during long breaks

The Covid pandemic has made returning home during long breaks a challenge for international students. Currently, the Dana Hall community includes 64 international boarding students from countries all over the world. Because of the Covid quarantine policies, many international students have not been able to return to their home country […]


Prairie Fires brings historical context to the Little House books

Have you read the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder? Do you enjoy history or reading biographies? Then Caroline Frasier’s Prairie Fires, an in-depth look at Wilder’s life and her novels, might be the book for you.  Prairie Fires does a particularly good job of portraying the historical reality […]


Dana Hall’s area studies classes are “one of a kind”

The Area Studies graduation requirement “ensures that all students have been introduced to the history and perspectives of a non-Western region in support of our mission to prepare students for the challenges they face as citizens of the world,” according to Dana Hall’s curriculum handbook. Alexandra Siemon, who has been […]


Dana Hall goes mask-optional

As of Monday, February 28, Dana Hall has dropped its mask mandate and is now mask-optional, a new policy that Katherine Bradley, Head of School, announced two weeks beforehand. Over the first two weeks of the new policy, more and more people have gone maskless. This change in policy came […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Improving healthcare access in America for all

Access to healthcare in America has been decreasing to devastatingly low numbers. Based on data points collected from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of healthcare access and use in America due to the lack of health insurance has dropped significantly. Significantly impacted by the changing […]

Inspiring books to read about mental health
Community / Lifestyle

Inspiring books to read about mental health

All of these books I have read that deal with themes of mental health have shown me I am not alone in my own struggles and that change is possible. Even though these books discuss heavy topics, they are important to read because they also help destigmatize mental health issues […]


Make the switch to reusing KN95 masks

Reusable cloth masks have gotten us all through nearly two years of this global pandemic, but at the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many people switched to surgical masks in late 2021, protecting their health but taking a large toll on the environment. How can […]


Wellesley Center coffee shops have closed their doors

Wellesley has always been known to have a quaint town center, with an abundant supply of warm, inviting coffee shops. Over the past two years, however, Wellesley Center has lost many of these coffee spots, leaving locals and commuters with limited options.  Even before the COVID pandemic, Dunkin’ Donuts, Bruegger’s […]


Students celebrate Dana Hall’s first official Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year, which signifies the start of Spring and a new year, is a traditional holiday mainly celebrated by Asian countries. This year, Lunar New Year took place on February 1, transitioning into the year of the Tiger. This was also the first time Lunar New Year was an […]


#booktok: Twitter talks books

Books and social media don’t usually mix. However, on Tik Tok, an app where you can share, create, and watch short videos, they have come together to form #booktok, a hashtag that has racked up nearly 40 billion views, making it one of the most popular communities on Tik Tok. […]