Not Your Average Prom: Dana Hall’s Best Buddies Prom

The lights were on in Shipley’s fencing studio, but instead of a fencing meet, a DJ was mixing tunes from Gomez and Cyrus that inspired the crowd rush out onto the floor.  He played the crowd’s favorites, the dance floor was full, and everyone had a smile on their face. […]


Why the Backlash?

The word feminism is dirty in the hallways at Dana Hall School. At school assemblies, the word produces cringes. During presentations, you’ll hear sighs. Worst of all, the chatter among the students is filled with “I don’t even care about feminism.” Perhaps–or at least I hope–these girls are just ignorant […]


The Power of Self Expression

Coming from a country 7124.46 miles away from the United States, three years ago, I entered a new world as a fourteen-year-old girl. I brought my identities and memories from China to the United States, shouldering my parents’ expectations. The United States was waving to me with its blonde hair […]


The Changing Face of Foreign Teachers

People sometimes hear about face changing actors in the Peking Opera—they change masks with their changing moods, revealing a new dimension of their personalities. Similarly, and perhaps surprisingly, there is a group of teachers at Dana Hall School who also have changing faces. In a diverse community like the Dana […]


The History behind Healthy Eating at Dana

  Can you believe that there are connections between the Ford Mustang and healthy eating at Dana Hall? Lee Iacocca, the American business man renowned as the president of Ford Motors and one of the greatest salesmen in the U.S. history, sent his granddaughters Mary-Caitlin Hentz ’06, Molly Hentz ’09, […]


Growing-up in the Age of Terror

The world is in danger. It is up to superhero, Iron Man, also known as Tony Stark, to save the day. Stark knows he has to find his nemesis, The Mandarin, and kill him and all of his henchmen to save innocent civilians from wrath and terrorism. The problem: Stark’s […]


Bursting the Dana Bubble

We’ve all heard it before: Dana provides a safe and nurturing environment that allows students to take risks and make mistakes with in a loving and supportive environment. Although this is true, there are limits as to how far we can truly step out of our comfort zone because it’s […]


All Around the World: Dana’s International Photo Competition

This past month Dana students may have noticed something different about the board in the Student Affairs hallway; it has been plastered with many photos depicting all sorts of exotic and beautiful scenes. These photos were the finalists in Ms. McQuillan’s international photo competition. Students, teachers, and faculty recently had […]


iPad’s Promise

What is 9.5 inches tall, 7.3 inches wide, and will be under the arm of every Dana girl come this fall? The Apple iPad. This electronic tablet will be ushered into all classrooms next year to create a more hands-on environment for students. iPads are finding their way into schools […]


The Emotional Road to Recovery

As the basketball flew through the air, Adrianna Russell dove to grab it before the Winsor point guard could snatch it before her. As she accelerated, the girl’s hand flew up and hit Russell between the eyes. At first she went a little light headed, and then she was mad […]