The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

When sophomore club member Abigail Beyrich attends Pottery Club, she enjoys making pinch pots. These are then fired and then glazed!

Pottery Club

By Olivia Houck, Events Editor June 2, 2023

Started by juniors Cydnee Copeland and Sofia DiSpirito, the Upper School Pottery Club is one of the newer and more popular clubs that was started in the 2022-2023 academic year. Meeting twice a cycle on...

Sophomore Arri Bentsi-Addison Posey seemed to be having the time of her life on stage. She truly captivated the audience and owned the moment. “It was a blast. The energy from the crowd was electric which only fueled my passion for a fantastic performance” said Arri.

A Night to Remember at the Spring Coffeehouse

By Charlie Perlman, Feature Editor June 2, 2023

There is no event that has students circle the date on their calendar faster than the Spring Coffeehouse. Nothing can bring the Hackley community together like a night in the Zetkov Center listening to...

Opera students at Hackley

Opera students at Hackley

By Aran Basu, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

Picture yourself listening to a soprano sing a difficult passage of the Queen of the Night Aria in the Magic Flute opera at the MET, mesmerized by the beauty of her singing and enraptured by its thrilling...

Favorite Movies of the Year

Favorite Movies of the Year

By Samantha Reyes, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

What Were The Best Movies of 2022? #1 Top Gun: Maverick Despite being released 36 years after the original, “Top Gun: Maverick” was one of the most popular and highly-rated movies of 2022. Within...

Best Songs of 2022

Best Songs of 2022

By Enya Walsh, Events Editor March 11, 2023

The Dial surveyed students in the Upper School asking their 22 favorite songs of 2022. The songs were selected from the Billboard Top 100 and were listed in order from most votes to least votes. “I chose...

This is a piece of Caties artwork in progress for her portfolio. This photo really shows the different colors and lifelike image of her dog.

AP Art Profile: Catie O’Rourke

By Bella Edwards, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

For as long as she can remember, senior Catie O’Rourke has always had a love for art. From drawing stick figures as a kid to painting on a blank canvas, she always found art to be something that is a...

Because the new Performing Arts Center is currently under construction until 2024, the Zetov Center served as a stage for the orchestra and band. Traditionally, the Zetkov Center was used for sports games and practices, but since the building of the Johnson Center for Athletics, it has housed a variety of school events. On the way to the concert itself, students had to trek all the way around the construction site despite the cold.

Performing Arts Students Showcase Their Work in December’s Collage Concert

By Charlotte Feehan, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

Performing Arts Students Showcase Their Work in December’s Collage Concert To showcase the incredible work they have accomplished during the first half of the school year, Hackley’s orchestra, band,...

The acapella group waited for a signal from their leader to begin singing. They sang a variety of songs that touched the crowd in different ways. Some students even explained that the performance got them emotional.

Shades of Yale: Spreading a Message Through Harmony

By Giulia Sorvillo, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

On Friday, January 20th, Shades of Yale, an acapella group, visited the Upper and Middle schools to put on a performance in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The acapella group consists of Yale...

This years hosts, Zara and Catie, engaged the crowd by initiating various interactive games. Some of which included anonymously sending in jokes, spill your guts or fill your guts, and a series of trivia questions.

Fall Coffeehouse

By Ava Derby, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

The brightly colored spotlights shone upon the performers at the annual Fall Coffeehouse where students gathered to watch their peers present their musical talents in Zetkov. This year’s performances...

With their cameras, students were ready to head to a new location in the park. They stopped along a small body of water to capture the reflections of the trees on the water. This was towards the end of the trip and many students were taking a minute to soak in their surroundings.

An Adventure to the MoMA

By Giulia Sorvillo, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

Upper school photography students boarded the buses buzzing with excitement as they headed to New York City for a day of exploration and all things photography. Students visited the MoMA to further...

William Teacher opening up the school play The Tempest and giving the backstory of all the hard work and effort that went into the astounding performance.

Drama Society Performs ‘The Tempest’

By Bella Edwards, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

The lights go up, the first lines are spoken, and the actors appear on stage. After months of practicing lines, rehearsals, and preparing sets and equipment, Hackley’s Drama Society finally performed...

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