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COVID Brings Change to Visual Arts

COVID Brings Change to Visual Arts

By Alex Elwell, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Art is a definitive form of communication. It transcends social, political, and geographical boundaries due to its innate and primal nature, and has been forced to transform to accommodate the “new normal”...

Freshman Jake Byrne plays a xylophone and Lucas Caramanica plays a drum set. COVID-19 restrictions have forced students in band to make music in a different way than they did before the pandemic.

Music Department Adapts to COVID Restrictions

By Wes Neidhardt, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

The music department has undergone many changes because of the coronavirus pandemic: changes in curriculum, socially–distanced practice sessions, students being forced to play their instruments at home...

Senior Jasmyn Phillips singing In the Middle of Starting Over by Sabrina Carpenter

Winter Coffeehouse

By Emily Koch, Staff writer January 26, 2021

Whether you can sing or like to recite poetry, Hackley’s beloved Winter Coffee House is a place for all students to showcase their amazing talents. This past Friday, January 22nd, Hackley experienced...

Social Media is doing a good job keeping these Junior Hackley students engaged on their screens.

Movie Review: The Social Dilemma

The Dangers of Social Media: A Peek Behind the Curtains
By Theo Saujet and Niky Dhakad January 11, 2021

The Scary Truth behind Social Media by Theo Saujet “The Social Dilemma” is an influential and jaw-dropping documentary that illustrates the forceful control that social media possesses over the...

Best Books to Read During Quarantine

Best Books to Read During Quarantine

By Kami Lim, Opinion Editor December 14, 2020

Fantasy The Night Circus - by Erin Morgenstern Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus brings the audience on a fantastical journey that follows two characters as they begin a contest neither of them...

Pictured are the four main characters of Little Women: Meg (far left), Amy (center), Jo (right center) and Beth (far left). This is one of the official posters for the movie which portrays these four sisters standing together as they peer out the window. Despite their four distinct personalities as demonstrated slightly by their facial expressions, above is a moment of unity showing the closeness among them.

Little Women Movie Review

Not So Little Women
By Sophie Thomas, News Editor June 4, 2020

Little Women has earned 27 awards nominations, $107 million in ticket sales, and a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. An adaptation based on the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, this movie follows the...

Senior Amanda Mooney and Junior Hadassah Henderson act out a scene from the renowned Broadway musical

Hackley Collage concert takes Broadway

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief January 5, 2020

For their combined Winter concert, the Hackley orchestra, band, chorus, and acting classes implemented a Broadway theme. Taking place during Community Time, the annual concert featured a mix of...

AP photography students capture nature's beauty

AP photography students capture nature’s beauty

By Jordan Miller, Editor in Chief April 3, 2019

Although oftentimes AP Studio Art pieces garner the most attention, AP Studio Art with a concentration in photography has become more popular recently. For these students, their portfolios will consist...

Junior Maggie Broaddus plays guitar in the house band.

Coffee House band reflects on strenuous preparation and the experience of performance

By James Sexton-Holtmeier, Opinion Editor March 21, 2019

Coffee House would not be possible without the hard work and dedication the house band provides each year. This year, the band is made up of seniors Richie Nuzum and Benjamin Monroe, along with Junior...

Adam Tannenbaum practices for his singing audition at the New York State School Music Association. Adam takes vocal lessons and practices singing daily.

Junior Adam Tannenbaum showcases unique singing talent at NYSSMA

By Tommy Larson, Opinion Editor February 7, 2019

Junior Adam Tannenbaum has a deep passion for the art of singing and is an active and involved member of the singing community on the hilltop. He has partaken in several selective NYSSMA conferences and...

Coffee House hosts Zaya Gooding and Rahat Mahbub held the attention of the audience with jokes. Audience participation was another key component of Gooding and Mahbub's hosting strategy.

Student performances wowed audience during winter coffee house

By Sofia Graziano and Jordan Miller January 29, 2019

Volunteers emerge from the crowd and each grabs a drum. The sound fills the room and kindling a spirit of inclusivity. At this Winter’s coffeehouse, a drum circle started the night, with members from...

What We are Reading

What We are Reading

By Jordan Miller, Print Managing Editor January 11, 2019

Killers of the Flower Moon Upper School head Andy King is currently reading David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the Flower Moon. King said, “[The...

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