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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...

Students on the Grand Canal in Venice.

Casten Trip to Italy 2023

By Samantha Reyes June 2, 2023

During spring break, a group of Hackley students went on a Casten trip to Italy. Students traveled to Rome, Florence, and the Vatican. For those interested in upcoming Casten trips, it is important to...

Ms. Jean Announces She Will Be Staying On the Hilltop

Ms. Jean Announces She Will Be Staying On the Hilltop

By Rebecca Ingles, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

When Cyndy Jean first came to Hackley, she was an Assistant Teacher. Now, she is going to be taking on a much bigger role: the Associate Head of School. On May 25th, Ms. Jean accepted an offer to remain...

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...

Girls Varsity Lacrosse celebrating their NYSAIS win. The girls beat Rye Country Day School with score of 10-9. The team pulled off back to back NYSAIS championship wins.

NYSAIS Results Spring 2023

By Enya Walsh, Events Editor June 1, 2023

Girls Lacrosse The Girls Varsity lacrosse team played a total of 18 games and ended the regular season with a 14-4 record, remaining undefeated in the Ivy League. They entered NYSAIS as the first seed...

As co-leaders of Hackleys Active Minds chapter, (from left) Sabrina Reyes, Sofia DeSpirito, Reagan Beagley, Eliza Podvalny, and Remi Myers, record a podcast that provides the community with advice and resources surrounding wellbeing. In their most recent episode, Active Minds discussed Spring Break, daylight savings, and the upcoming AP exam period. To incentivize their listeners, club members put together a small self care giveaway mentioned towards the end of the episode.

Club Spotlight: Active Minds Encourages Conversation About Student Mental Health

By Charlotte Feehan, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

Active Minds is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy for mental health awareness through peer-to-peer support. Following the suicide of her brother in 2003, the CEO of Active Minds,...

The Imbalance in Spring Sports

The Imbalance in Spring Sports

By Sejal Virk, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

This year, all spring teams have had considerably strong seasons with many winning records and fierce gameplay. The spring season offers one of the most popular selection of sports during the year.  However,...

Senior Projects 2023

Senior Projects 2023

By Maura McGlarry May 10, 2023

Senior projects are an opportunity for the graduating seniors to explore a passion or try something new. They are able to do an internship or project, on or off campus, fostering the goal of discovering...

Sophomore artist Lucia Butterfield lent a helping hand in illustrating a drawing of how mobile betting platforms have affected her surrounding community. Lucia cited one of Hackleys most commonly stated mottos as an example to follow to help others recover from sports gambling addictions,Enter here to be and find a friend.

Sports Gambling Surge Impacts Students

By Charlie Perlman, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

“It genuinely worries me,” said Director of the Upper School Andy King regarding sports gambling at Hackley.  In early May of 2018, the doors to a 150-billion-dollar enterprise of previously illegal...

The boys lacrosse team closes out their trip with one final practice. Throughout the trip, the team got closer while also improving their skills. The team practiced in very hot and humid conditions making practices very difficult.

Hackley Sports Teams Travel During Spring Break

By Caleb Bae, Events Editor May 4, 2023

For Hackley athletes, one of the most exciting and anticipated events each year is the spring sports trips. During one of the two weeks of spring break, most of Hackley’s spring sports teams travel to...

Laura Khlare, the owner of Blossom Meadow Farm, where Hackley’s mason bees came from, shows a male bee in her hand. Mason bees are much smaller than other bees and non-aggressive.

New Mason Bees Arrive in Hackley’s Pollinator Garden

By Bella Wasserman, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2023

Buzz Buzz! Have you heard the news about the new mason bees in Hackley’s pollinator garden? On April 1st, Ms Johnson and seniors Ella Rodriguez and Mateen Nassirpurour, the leaders of the Pollinator...

Students and faculty gathered in the Lindsay Room and made friendship bracelets inspired by Taylor Swift. Taylor Swifts music was played throughout the party to celebrate her accomplishments as an artist, and the variety of songs in her discography.

Upper School Students and Faculty Host Taylor Swift Friendship Bracelet Making Party

By Rebecca Ingles, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

“So, make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it / You've got no reason to be afraid.” This is exactly what Hackley Swifties did after hearing Taylor Swift’s lyric from “You’re...

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