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Movie Review: The Social Dilemma

Social Media is doing a good job keeping these Junior Hackley students engaged on their screens.
The Dangers of Social Media A Peek Behind the Curtains
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
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...

Little Women Movie Review

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.
Not So Little Women
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...

Hackley Collage concert takes Broadway

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

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

Junior Maggie Broaddus plays guitar in the house band.
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...

Junior Adam Tannenbaum showcases unique singing talent at NYSSMA

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

Student performances wowed audience during winter coffee house

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.
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
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...

Coach Kuba brings coaching experience and insight to the hilltop to revitalize boys basketball

Coach Kuba explains a drill to the team. He emphasizes quick ball movement to the team in practice. This is Coach Kuba’s first season coaching the boys’ varsity basketball team.
December 20, 2018

After a few tumultuous years that did not meet the standards in terms of record and culture for the Hackley basketball program, new head coach Zachary Kuba strives to turn things around for the team. Coach...

Senior Jordan Wade finds her passion and success in “Simple Strings”

Jordan Wade makes all of the bracelets, necklaces, and earrings sold by
December 18, 2018

It all started the summer before freshman year, when Jordan Wade and her mom were looking for an art project to fill the day. They decided to head to Michaels, and after circling the store for a little...

Louisa Thompson uses her Photoshop skills to start an online business

One of Louisa's style of edits includes collages made from cut out magazine photos. She recently made a collage focussed on model Bella Hadid using her recent Vogue cover shoot paired with inspirational words to create this piece.
December 17, 2018

Louisa’s passion for collaging started in middle school when she would look through piles of magazines finding cool pictures. She began to cut out photos of celebrities, models, or even interesting quotes...

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