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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 of photos showing their breadth and quality along photos of their concentration as well as two black ...

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

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 Maggie Broaddus. Their musical chemistry was evident in the most recent Coffee House, where they dressed u...

Junior Adam Tannenbaum showcases unique singing talent at NYSSMA

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 solos in Hackley concerts. He grew up playing the piano and enjoyed playing pop songs. Soon, he learned a...

Student performances wowed audience during winter coffee house

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 the audience beating bongos onstage. “I really enjoyed the song selection and the general atmospher...

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 book is] a wonderful example of narrative nonfiction, which I think is a genre that many students wou...

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

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

By Tyler O'Brien, Arts Editor

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 Kuba spent the previous five years coaching at Poly Prep, a job that gave him familiarity with ...

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

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

By Hannah Ostfield, Staff Writer

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 bit, they found themselves in an aisle filled with small rounded beads. They decided to make necklaces ...

Louisa Thompson uses her Photoshop skills to start an online business

Louisa Thompson uses her Photoshop skills to start an online business

By Hannah Ostfield, Staff Writer

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 and glue them onto paper making collages. During her freshman year, Louisa rediscovered her k...

Hactors Perform “Electra”

Hactors Perform “Electra”

By Quinn O'Halloran, Guest Writer

November 1, 2018

Filled with treachery, murder and blood, “Electra” is a perfect Halloween story. Nine students, under the direction of Mr. Teacher, with help from stage manager Paola Garcia, will bring Sophocles’ Greek tragedy to life in the PAC this Thursday 11/1, at 4:30 p.m.. The sirens’ call of a singing...

A Personal Perspective: “hope and light” on Broadway

A Personal Perspective: “hope and light” on Broadway

By Sophia Masotti, Guest Writer

October 18, 2018

If there is one thing that I can say I have been passionate about since I was a young, it is theater. When I was five years old, I saw the Lion King on Broadway. I still remember the beautiful costumes and animals walking up to the stage as the lights and the first song came on. That was the first tim...

AP artists begin work on their concentrations over the summer

AP artists begin work on their concentrations over the summer

By Julia Thomson, Sports Editor

October 10, 2018

Similar to the summer work of academic related AP courses, each student enrolled in AP art must choose a central theme or technique to focus on for the year. This then becomes the basis for their portfolios which will optimally include 12 different pieces reflecting the concentration they have picked....

Rohun Rajpal selected for National Youth Orchestra concert tour

Rohun Rajpal selected for National Youth Orchestra concert tour

By Dylan Wade

May 10, 2018

Representing the United States, Rohun Rajpal will perform violin alongside other accomplished young instrumentalists this summer as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. The National Youth Orchestra (NYO-USA) is a program for 16-19 year old orchestral players. Every summer the o...

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