The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

A piece of work from Annabelles Senior AP art portfolio about reflection. This specific piece focuses on the subject holding and looking through a compact mirror.

AP Art Student Profile: Annabelle Gray

By Maia Larson and Enya Walsh October 29, 2021

Current senior and AP art student Annabelle Gray has always had a passion for art. Surrounded by creative talent from a young age (her older sister majored in art at Hackley as well), she first decided...

Hannah Gorevic 23 and Arjan Sandhu 23 rehearsing

Who Done It? It Can’t Be the Butler this Time!

By Fox Quattrone, Contributing Writer October 29, 2021

A murder, a dead billionaire, a famous detective, the 2021 fall play will answer all of your questions...It cant be the butler this time! Mr. Teacher is directing a murder mystery comedy called "The Alibis"...

Student Performers Shine at Fall Coffeehouse

Student Performers Shine at Fall Coffeehouse

By Gabrielle Diaz-Alcantara, Contributing Writer October 29, 2021

The Fall 2021 Coffeehouse, a highly anticipated and much-loved event,  took place under the Akin Common tent on Friday, October 15. The performers, ranging from freshmen to seniors, wowed the audience...

Soul features Joe, a music teacher and aspiring professional jazz musician.

Movie Review: Soul

By Theodore Saujet, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

What is the meaning of life? What is your purpose? The answers to these deep questions depend on you, and your values. The movie “Soul” provides its viewers with one universal, enlightened answer:...

Freshman Harry Rosenthal performs Fine By Me By Andy Grammer as on of the opening acts of the Spring Coffeehouse

Spring Coffeehouse

By Emily Koch, Design Editor May 19, 2021

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

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

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 Hamilton in the Collage concert. These members of the Hacktors express their emotions during a pivotal moment from the show.

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...

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