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 new phenomenon called Instagram activism has taken the app by storm following an increase of online social justice due to COVID-19 distancing. These posts are characterized by stylistically similar elements of pastel color schemes, bold text, and fun graphics meant to catch the eye of viewers and have a more approachable quality than a traditional news article. Instagram activism has sparked a debate over the merits of online social justice and whether its more performative or helpful.

Aesthetic Activism: How Instagram Transformed Social Justice

By Bella Wasserman, Features Editor December 3, 2021

Lists of Black-owned businesses. What’s happening in Palestine? Turkey’s femicide rates. How to correctly use pronouns. Defunding the police. What is rainbow capitalism? Any issue you can likely think...

Max Hardart and Joey Nadol discuss a trade during their free period and compare their fantasy teams.

Fantasy Football Dial Article: Friendships form through Fantasy Football

By Theodore Saujet, Feature Editor November 18, 2021

Fantasy football has been very popular at Hackley School over the years, allowing fans to combine their love for football with their knowledge of the game. More importantly, though, fantasy football can...

Samantha Rainero and Asahi Goods, the 1st and 3rd singles respectively, are getting their serves ready for Ivy Finals against Poly Prep. Both have felt the stress before as they are experienced Varsity tennis players: Samantha, a senior, has been on the team since freshman year, and Asahi, a sophomore, has been on the team since 8th grade.

Girls Varsity Tennis Wins Ivy League Championship Match

By Jack Meyer and Theo Saujet November 17, 2021

Hibachi, Ivy League Championships, and memories to last forever. The Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis team had a season to remember. In a thriller tennis faceoff on Thursday, October 28th, the Varsity Girls...

Cryptocurrency Explained

Cryptocurrency Explained

By Emily Koch, Design Editor November 16, 2021

In the past few weeks, there has been an uproar caused by a couple of politicians announcing aspirations to be paid in bitcoin as opposed to a traditional paycheck. Just last Thursday, New York City...

Mr. Bileca, Ms. Alonso and their children Daniel ’18 and Alexander ’22  bikepacking a 500-mile route along the Camino de Santiago in Spain a few years ago.  They look forward to more outdoor adventures in Colorado!

Mr. Bileca Appointed Head of School at Vail Mountain School in Colorado

By Maura McGlarry, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

After nine years on the Hilltop, Mr. Bileca will depart Hackley at the end of the 2021-22 school year to become Head of School at Vail Mountain school in Colorado. Mr. Bileca first came to Hackley as the...

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...

Camille Henderson loved walking to the beach near where she was staying on the Nicoya Peninsula after a day of community service. Camilles favorite part of the day, even back at home, is watching the sunset.

Students Highlight Summer Activities

By Lila O'Brien, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Throughout the school year, students work hard to meet Hackley’s high academic and athletic standards. Summer is an opportunity for students to relax and spend time doing things they are passionate about....

Ms. Swan Takes on Hackley Libraries

Ms. Swan Takes on Hackley Libraries

By Ashley Currie, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

After the departure of Brianna Judkins at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Jennifer Swan is taking over the library department as chair and will serve as the Upper School librarian. The role of being...

Seniors Dechhen Sherpa, Maren McCrossan, and Vanessa Restrepo dress up Zack and Cody. The 2005 sitcom is a childhood Disney TV show classic.

Spirit Week

By Griffin Senyek, Events Editor October 13, 2021

This year’s Spirit Week, featuring four themes, saw students showing their school spirit by dressing up accordingly throughout the week. On Monday, the theme was jersey day, encouraging students to...

This is an image of one of Sophies larger pieces from the past year.

AP Art Student Sophie Miller Profile

By Akshi Khowala , Staff Writer October 8, 2021

“There is no must in art because art is free” - Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian artist who is credited with being a pioneer of abstract art. Many art students at Hackley have embraced this notion of freedom...

Families were invited to take pictures with the seniors at pre-prom in the Johnson Center. Although this year has posed many COVID-related challenges, weather-related complications have often complicated pre-prom. In 2019, pre-prom also took place inside the Johnson Center in 2019 due to unforeseen weather.

Prom 2021

By Sami Rowbottom August 1, 2021

Prom is an event that is widely anticipated and exciting for the seniors, so Hackley made the decision to keep this tradition alive and as close to normal as possible while keeping COVID protocols in place....

Junior Mike Potanin presents his IRP project to the class. Here, he is talking about the application of CRISPR-Cas9 to treat SCID. SCID is a disease results in a weak immune system that is unable to fight off even mild infections.

IRP Provides Students Authentic Research Opportunities

By Chloe Yancovich, Asst Social Media Editor June 14, 2021

Hackley’s Independent Research Program, or IRP, is a collegiate-level scientific research program that lets students pursue a topic that they are interested in learning more about. However, many students...

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