Rebrand and rebuild: Dana Hall’s changing future

For the first time since 2012, Dana Hall has launched a major marketing campaign to reflect the School’s current mission and values. Key changes include a new, more defined monogram and a tagline to help “cultivate an environment in which students can discover, become, and express exactly who they are,” […]


Ms. Anderson brings a “breath of fresh air” to Student Affairs

Jacquelyne (Jackie) Anderson — the Student Activities Coordinator, Senior Class Dean, and Varsity Basketball coach — is a new staff member of Dana Hall this year. Kathy Hamel, Associate Dean of Students and fellow Senior Class Dean, said of Ms. Anderson, “She’s been a really nice addition to the Student […]

Community / Opinion

Wellesley families stand against bullying in their town

On October 20, I drove to Dana Hall like any regular school morning, passing Wellesley High School on my route. On this particular day, though, I saw a large crowd of people protesting outside Wellesley High School. Signs reading “Wake up Administration,” “You’re silence is deafening,” “WMHS do better,” and […]


Blue Banisters is Lana Del Rey’s most vulnerable album

In Blue Banisters, Lana Del Rey’s latest album, she experiments with different music styles and themes, making it more impressive than her previous album. This is Del Rey’s eighth studio album, released on October 22, 2021, and her second album released this year, coming out only seven months after Chemtrails […]

Community / Opinion

The indisputable importance of affinity spaces

Efforts by conservative Wellesley parents to eliminate affinity spaces in Wellesley Public Schools are at best misguided but more likely conscious attempts to protect their privilege.  In light of the shootings in Atlanta last March that left six Asian American women dead, Wellesley Public Schools invited community members of color […]


Gossip Girl’s unsatisfactory return

The Gossip Girl reboot aired on HBO Max on July 8, 2021, and was a major disappointment. Compared to the original series, a CW production that premiered in 2007, the new version is corny and uneventful. Fans were expecting much more from the reboot, which let down those who loved the […]


The DragonCenter comes to the Hallmanac

Welcome to the DragonCenter, Dana Hall’s first live broadcast program, taking the community to the sidelines to get all the information on our sports teams! Below are the interviews from Homecoming 2021, which you can also find on the Dana Hall Athletics Instagram, @thedanadragon. I will be making rounds throughout […]


Create multicultural food traditions this Thanksgiving

Sticking to tradition is the best thing about Thanksgiving.  Once you establish a set of recipes, it’s easy to plan out year-by-year. And if you’re like my family and you have a good menu, your stomach will be grumbling for Thanksgiving months in advance.  My family sticks to the traditional […]


Ms. Nagler brings a new perspective on diversity and inclusion

Rachel Nagler, the new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, intends to bring a “positive, inclusive tone” to how Dana Hall thinks about equity. Ms. Nagler hopes to develop and nurture a community that learns together and does not shy away from conflict so that when problems are brought to […]


Dana Hall chooses not to mandate Covid vaccine

Dana Hall is encouraging students to get vaccinated, as well as hosting free vaccination clinics for students, but the School does not have a vaccine mandate for the 2021-2022 school year. Pia Manna, the Director of Health Services, explained that, “We live in an area with a high vaccination rate, […]