The 21st-century Hallmanac: Changes and challenges

It’s time to change your web browser bookmark for the Hallmanac! The Hallmanac has adopted 21st-century technology, and the changes keep coming. The latest change, made just this month, is a new webhost and hence a new URL for the Hallamac: Other recent changes include eliminating password-protection to read […]

Arts / Community

The “Maker Movement” hits campus

Do you make things? Have you ever designed, created, or transformed something on your own?  If you are using materials to put things together, the answer is “yes,” and by the way, you are involved in the Maker Movement. Related to “DIY,” meaning “do it yourself,” this movement has grown […]


Lessons from Malala

Are you tired of feminism? The mixed responses after the recent Title 9 presentation, at the X-block on November 4, suggests that many students deem feminism to be overemphasized at Dana Hall. As a Dana student, I have been protected from sexism at school, and the topic of women’s equality […]

Arts / Community

Mexican ‘Closer Look’ features woodcarving and painting

The machete swung overhead, missing the woman’s face by only a few inches. Suspended for a moment, the massive blade caught the light and gleamed before cutting through the air, crashing down onto a block of wood and sending wood chips flying all over the stage. The audience watched, mesmerized, […]


Dana parent Ann Harney brings color to the Gallery

Walking into the Dana Art Gallery right now, you will enter a world full of interesting shades, funny statues, and blocks of color. The current gallery show, running October 14 through November 19, features paintings by Ann F. Harney, the mother of 2008 Dana graduate Elizabeth Cantor, as well as […]


Dorms compete in Halloween costumes

The boarding community dressed to impress on Tuesday, October 22, for the Halloween-themed community dinner. Each dorm tried to snag the prize of the best Halloween costume.The community dinner atmosphere was more festive than the actual night of Halloween, as not many boarding students went trick-or-treating on October 31 itself. […]

Athletics / Community

A successful Homecoming despite losses

On Saturday, October 26, the Dana Hall campus teemed with commotion, excitement, and team spirit. The Dana Dragons and the Newton Falcons were facing off for the second time this year at Dana Hall Homecoming. The day opened with Saturday classes, with Middle School games in the morning, Junior Varsity […]

Academics / Community

Overrun with zombies: MUN debates territorial and human rights

On Sunday, October 6, zombies took over Dana Hall’s lecture hall. This was not a zombie apocalypse; rather, it was the annual tryout simulation for the Model United Nations (MUN) team. Forty girls representing different countries debated what action should be taken in response to the use of biological weapons […]


Desert islands and duct tape in the art gallery

Standing in the doorway of the upstairs art gallery in the Upper School classroom building, one is met by the startling vision of an enormous cardboard igloo. For the last four weeks, this architecture has come together in front of our eyes. Caroline Jahrling ’14 and Rose Maalouf ’14 have […]


Dana Hall students seek Freedom in Boston

On Saturday, October 5, Mr. Eric Goodson and five Dana Hall students went on a trip to the Freedom Trail in Boston. The 2.5-mile walk covers 16 important historical sites in the city. Some students went to earn extra credit for US history class, and some went simply for an […]