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Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Inaugural Libert Lecture
Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Inaugural Libert Lecture
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...

Cast members Cassandra Stand, Lilly Rosenthal, Asher Navas, Alex Booth, Arya Gauba, Ava Cronin, and Mikayla stand together for the plays finale! Voices blend together as their songs flows across the stage.
Behind the Curtains: Preparation behind Hackley Musicals
By Joshua Lee, Feature Editor • May 21, 2024

A gentle hush falls over the auditorium as curtains rise and spotlights shine. In the wake of silence, the stage of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown rushes to life, performers...

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
Storylines for Super Bowl 58
Storylines for Super Bowl 58
By Charlie Perlman, Features Editor • February 11, 2024
Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Inaugural Libert Lecture
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Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Inaugural Libert Lecture
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...

On April 19th, Managing Assistant for Performing Arts and Director of Music Institute, Dylan Chalfy, opened the 2024 Spring Coffeehouse in Zetkov Athletic Center. Mr. Chalfy thanked everyone who helped make coffeehouse possible before a night full of talent began.
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The Magic of Spring Coffeehouse Lingers on the Hilltop
By Alessia Sorvillo, Chief Design Editor • May 11, 2024

Amidst the clapping hands, cheers, colorful stage lights, and laughs, some of Hackley’s most talented performers sang their hearts out as students, faculty, and families...

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
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 around you looks like you or...

Safety or Convenience: Why We Should Consider an Later Start Time
Safety or Convenience: Why We Should Consider an Later Start Time
By Sejal Virk, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

“Asking a teenager to be awake and trying to absorb information at 8:30 in the morning in some ways is like asking an adult to wake up at 4 o’clock in the morning,”...

The users screen features a score counter, watermelon counter, timer, and options button. The game strategically omits the inclusion of the real time at the top of the screen. This adds to the flow effect of the game, keeping users absorbed in playing rather than aware of their surroundings.
App of the month: I Want Watermelon
By Annabel Hardart, Editor and Chief of Online • April 24, 2024
A drawing created by junior Lucia Butterfield using graphite pencils. Lucia was inspired to draw this piece when she was feeling overwhelmed with her academic work.
Creative Coping
By Samantha Reyes, Opinion Editor • April 16, 2024
From Rome to Inside Your Brain
From Rome to Inside Your Brain
By Rebecca Ingles, Opinion Editor • April 12, 2024
Recently, Cara performed in Carrie the musical at Sandbox Theatre. She played the character of Carrie, and got to experience what is was like to get in character during different situations . Here, she wore a beautiful white dress drenched in blood, something that is not typically worn, to depict her character throughout the scene.
Cara Minello's Journey on Stage
By Jordan Kleeger, Staff Writer • April 12, 2024
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

Can you remember a life without TikTok? As the popular content creation app TikTok rises, so does the crippling addiction to cell phones, the risk of depression, the spread...

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
Cast members Cassandra Stand, Lilly Rosenthal, Asher Navas, Alex Booth, Arya Gauba, Ava Cronin, and Mikayla stand together for the plays finale! Voices blend together as their songs flows across the stage.
Behind the Curtains: Preparation behind Hackley Musicals
By Joshua Lee, Feature Editor • May 21, 2024

A gentle hush falls over the auditorium as curtains rise and spotlights shine. In the wake of silence, the stage of You’re a Good Man, Charlie...

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

As the school year comes to an end and the current juniors get ready to begin their applications for colleges, stress fills the atmosphere as...

Many students added extra chocolate chips to their cookies to make them super sweet. They were able to make the cookies using different substitutes like flax seeds for egg.
Life Hacks: Peer Advisory
By Bella Edwards, Feature Editor of Arts • April 1, 2024
Dr. Sarah Davis was an outstanding but also a superb athlete. She received numerous awards throughout her time at Hackley during Class Day. Here, Dr. Sarah Davis received the Hackley Bowl in 1994 for being an outstanding junior for her class.
Dr. Sarah Davis Returns to the Hilltop
By Ashley Currie, Print Editor-in-Chief • March 13, 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
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