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Two ten year old girls browsed the aisles at Sephora. They stopped at the Drunk Elephant stand and looked at the retinol products. These products are harmful to childrens skin and can cause aging rather than anti-aging.
Young Children Cause Havoc in Sephora
By Angelina Hummel, Assistant Features Editor • June 3, 2024

Scrolling through TikTok, you are bound to come across a “get ready with me” (GRWM) video, where creators record themselves getting ready for the day, showing their skincare...

Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Lecture to Upper School
Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Lecture to Upper School
By Charlie Perlman, Editor-In-Chief • May 29, 2024

Why would one of the most famous constitutional law scholars who is highly cited by the Supreme Court take the time to speak at a high school? For Akhil Amar, the answer is...

Within the past few months many colleges have made the switch back to requiring test scores. Although the reasons varied, the overarching theme was a push for making sure that students from underrepresented communities do not have a disadvantage in the admission process. Standardized testing allows for every student to be on the same playing field.
Colleges Reinstate Test Policies Due to New Data
By Giulia Sorvillo, Design Editor of Print • April 24, 2024
Although the affect of COVID-19 has been on a decline with less cases and deaths allowing most of us to remain mask free, people on the Hilltop are still choosing to mask up. Personal health concerns as well as helping an elderly neighbor are reasons as to why middle school science teacher Emma Olsen still wears a mask years after the COVID-19 pandemic began. Since I am helping take care of him, you know I go over to work with his dogs, that kind of thing; I dont want to bring [the virus] home to him, Ms. Olsen said.
The Virus That Never Ends
By Fernanda Paz, Feature Editor of Community & Service • March 13, 2024
Senior Tommy Trosos dog, Cooper, greets many people and walks around the Quad. Cooper enjoys playing fetch with his favorite tennis ball and his owners classmates.
Events
A Furry Surprise
By Samantha Reyes, Managing Editor • June 4, 2024

Woof, woof! Focused on writing your history research paper, you keep hearing a familiar noise in the library. Barking? You look up and see your favorite senior, Tommy Troso,...

Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Lecture to Upper School
Events
Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Lecture to Upper School
By Charlie Perlman, Editor-In-Chief • May 29, 2024

Why would one of the most famous constitutional law scholars who is highly cited by the Supreme Court take the time to speak at a high school? For Akhil Amar, the answer is...

Seniors gather on Pickert Field to look up at the solar eclipse and experience the phenomenon together. They are wearing ISO-certified solar viewing glasses provided by Hackley.
Where Did the Sun Go?
By Samantha Reyes, Opinion Editor • April 16, 2024
Spring Into Action
Spring Into Action
By Charlie Perlman, Features Editor • April 13, 2024
Storylines for Super Bowl 58
Storylines for Super Bowl 58
By Charlie Perlman, Features Editor • February 11, 2024
Junior Olivia Houck among other students spent their time walking through the installation and taking in all the information. Different grade levels walked through the installation at different times. They began by grabbing a flameless candle and a packet of guiding questions before entering the installation.
Holocaust Remembrance Day
By Giulia Sorvillo, Design Editor of Print • February 9, 2024
Paving Her Path
Paving Her Path
By Charlie Perlman, Editor-In-Chief • May 9, 2024

There’s a certain joy that comes with sports. A euphoric feeling that can rush over oneself when immersed. It could come from a big play on the field or a small vulnerable...

Staying the Course
Staying the Course
By Caleb Bae, News Editor • May 6, 2024

Dominating the high school competition since his 8th-grade year, senior Jake Hendelman has been an essential part of the Hackley boys golf team. Jake began his golf career...

The Girls and Boys Varsity Swimming team had a fantastic season. The girls team broke several records for Hackley. The girls also won the Ivy League defeating Trinitys nine year streak of winning it.
Winter Athletics on the Hilltop
By Ashley Currie, Print Editor-in-Chief • March 13, 2024
The boys basketball team celebrates after a hard-fought win vs Packer Collegiate over winter break. The boys jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Sophomore Jelani Middleton led the team in scoring with 28 points.
Early Success for Hackley Winter Sports Teams
By Caleb Bae, News Editor • January 17, 2024
Club Spotlight: Hearts and Homes for Refugees
Club Spotlight: Hearts and Homes for Refugees
By Evelynn Beaton, Assistant News and Events Editor • June 4, 2024

Hearts and Homes For Refugees is a club that has recently been brought back to the Hilltop through sophomore club leaders Jordan Kleeger, Annika Duggan, and Jiya Dhakad. This...

Senior Tommy Trosos dog, Cooper, greets many people and walks around the Quad. Cooper enjoys playing fetch with his favorite tennis ball and his owners classmates.
A Furry Surprise
By Samantha Reyes, Managing Editor • June 4, 2024

Woof, woof! Focused on writing your history research paper, you keep hearing a familiar noise in the library. Barking? You look up and see your favorite senior, Tommy Troso,...

Alex Schiller spent her senior project at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, shadowing orthopedic surgeons and observing various surgeries. Despite the early mornings and long hours, Alex found the experience transformative and inspiring, pursuing her passion for a career in medicine.
Putting Passion into Practice
By Gabriella Petriello, Assistant Features Editor • June 3, 2024
Two ten year old girls browsed the aisles at Sephora. They stopped at the Drunk Elephant stand and looked at the retinol products. These products are harmful to childrens skin and can cause aging rather than anti-aging.
Young Children Cause Havoc in Sephora
By Angelina Hummel, Assistant Features Editor • June 3, 2024
The website offers a variety of different product across different collections. There are also the featured products of the month, which consist of the best selling products, including items with his brands logo. Will looks forward to growing his brand in the future.
Junior William Dupont Creates Racing Focus
By Giulia Sorvillo, Chief Design Editor • May 30, 2024
Editorial: Administration Needs to Reassess Library and Lunch Issues
Editorial: Administration Needs to Reassess Library and Lunch Issues
By The Editorial Board June 6, 2024

What is a rule if not enforced? At times, Hackley does not enforce rules that affect the student body. The Dial acknowledges the difficulties of enforcing some of these rules...

The endless scroll of social media makes it easy to lose focus on what you are doing.  Each swipe takes us further from what were doing and getting lost in the flood of posts.
Connections and Information vs. Distractions and Self-Image
By Gabriella Petriello May 24, 2024

You have a history research paper due in three hours with more than half left to write. Your headphones are in, your computer is fully charged, and you are ready to type,...

TikToks popularity is clearly demonstrated by their over 1 billion monthly users. This has allowed TikTok to manifest its way into many aspects of American culture and daily life, causing an addiction to TikTok for many. This increase in social media usage can be linked to increased depression rates for children.
We Have Become Prisoners to the Algorithm
By Alessia Sorvillo, Chief Design Editor • April 28, 2024
Seniors Eliza Podvalny, Kylie Oh, and Sabrina Reyes studying for their upcoming midterm at their local public library.
Midterm Mastery: Tips to Ace Exams
By Samantha Reyes, Opinion Editor • February 29, 2024
Ms. Fuller started her presentation by showing images from her time at Hackley. She talked about her experiences after her time on the Hilltop, and how she eventually started to work with non-profit organizations. Ms. Fuller starred in a mini documentary called Mardi and the Whites that highlights her experience being a Black woman in the White Mountains.
Mountaineering Through Racial Equity
By Rebecca Ingles, Editor-in-Chief • May 29, 2024

Imagine spending your whole life doing your favorite activity. As you continue to participate in this activity, you start to notice that no one...

Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Lecture to Upper School
Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Lecture to Upper School
By Charlie Perlman, Editor-In-Chief • May 29, 2024

Why would one of the most famous constitutional law scholars who is highly cited by the Supreme Court take the time to speak at a high school?...

Paving Her Path
Paving Her Path
By Charlie Perlman, Editor-In-Chief • May 9, 2024
Staying the Course
Staying the Course
By Caleb Bae, News Editor • May 6, 2024
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