Athletics / Community

Nadia Visco joins the Shipley Center’s Athletic Training room

Ms. Nadia Visco has just begun her new role at Dana Hall as the newest Athletic Trainer. Ms. Visco brings a passion for Sports Medicine and a network of experiences to the Dana community. Coming out of college, Ms. Visco was interested in working in a high school community like […]

The World

The Food and Drug Administration Has Approved the New Alzheimer’s Drug Lecanemab

Lecanemab (sold under the brand name Leqembi), the new Alzheimer’s drug, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 6, 2023. Lecanemab has shown great promise in slowing cognitive decline and having a major difference in Alzheimer patients. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and a type […]

Community / Lifestyle

Lockheart: A New Restaurant in Wellesley Center

Lockheart restaurant is a fabulous restaurant that opened its doors to the public in July this year. The delicious south-western style menu includes a variety of bowls, plates, and salads, however, they are most notable for their flavorful tacos. I had a lovely time there– the customer service was incredible […]

The Nation and the World

China Eases Covid Restrictions

Starting on December 7, China loosened its Covid restrictions, such as dropping requirements for showing negative Covid testing results before entering some public places and rolling back policies regarding the isolation of Covid patients. This policy change was due to the protests that broke out in cities in China, especially […]

Community / Lifestyle

Just Keep Sipping! Dana Hall’s Newest Hydration Craze

“I was never hydrated before but my Simple Modern cup makes me drink so much water!” Sam Wolf ‘24 explains. Simple Modern Water Bottles, specifically the 24oz cup design ($23.99), have taken the Dana Hall junior class by storm. According to the Simple Modern website they “offer a stylish selection […]

Lifestyle / The Nation and the World

Fans are in outrage after a Ticketmaster disaster

On November 1, 2022, Taylor Swift announced her widely anticipated “Eras Tour” after her new album, Midnights. However, what could’ve been a nationwide celebration turned into widespread discontent after Ticketmaster, the ticket sales company used for the tour, underwent significant malfunctions.  The selection process for Ticketmaster Verified Fan presales began […]

The Nation and the World

Argentina and France Advance to World Cup Final 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Qatar from 20 November 2022 to 18 December 2022. Thirty-two teams participated in the tournament, and it is the last World Cup before the increase to 48 countries participating at the next World Cup in 2026. The matches are live streamed […]

Community / The Nation and the World

Where do international students go for school breaks?

As the holidays approach, an important question arises for all international students on campus. Where should they go for school breaks? The answer used to be simple–they would board a plane and go back home to spend time with their families. However, in the aftermath of the COVID epidemic, traveling […]

Academics / Community

Dana Hall Changes AP Exam Policy

This year, Dana Hall has made two changes to its Advanced Placement (AP) Exam policy. First, Seniors are no longer required to take the AP Exams in May. Second, students used to be able to take any AP exams, even if Dana Hall doesn’t offer the AP course. Due to […]

Academics / Community / Featured

The English Department Adopts a New Grading Scale

The English department has been experimenting with a new grading system this trimester, with the goal of prioritizing learning over grades.  The system uses a rubric that defines the standards of success on each essay assignment.  If the student’s writing meets the standard, they receive the grade “Meeting Standards,” which […]