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Lines and Colors: Drawing a Path to the Hilltop

Lines and Colors: Drawing a Path to the Hilltop

By Alina Watson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Like many teachers at Hackley, Mr. Green started teaching before most current students were even born, making it hard to imagine that he hasn’t always been here. However, his path to the Hilltop is an adventure in itself.  Some people know what they want to do in life immediately, while others nev...

Ilyasah Shabazz, alumna, author, and daughter of Malcolm X, reflects on her time at Hackley

Ilyasah Shabazz, alumna, author, and daughter of Malcolm X, reflects on her time at Hackley

By Max Calman, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Ilyasah Shabazz is the daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X and a prominent writer of many books such as Growing Up X and X: A Novel. She also has a new novel coming out later this year co-authored by Tiffany D. Jackson titled The Awakening of Malcolm X. Malcolm X was a leader of the civil rights mo...

Local cuisine: Tarrytown Asian food amazes

Local cuisine: Tarrytown Asian food amazes

By Sofia Graziano, Julia Thomson, and Jordan Miller

March 2, 2020

The rivertowns are renowned for having some of the best food in Westchester. Dial reporters Julia Thomson, Sofia Graziano, and Jordan Miller headed into Tarrytown and Irvington to taste and review the Asian cuisine. They visited the newly opened Japanese bistro My Tokyo, the Korean fusion, fast casual eat...

Money Matters: Senior Jack Rosenthal hopes to increase teenage interest about investing

Money Matters: Senior Jack Rosenthal hopes to increase teenage interest about investing

By Jimmy Hefter and Tommy Larson

February 12, 2020

A typical high school senior isn’t very knowledgeable about the intricacies of the stock market and the economy as a whole. According to a recent poll from Gallup, though the stock market has climbed far above pre-crash levels, the combined percentage of adults younger than 35 with money in the stock market in 2017 and 2018 stands at 37%, down from 52% for people in that age range in the two years before the crash. Almost half of 25 to 34-...

Cooking and Culture: The Arjomands’ Persian cuisine

Cooking and Culture: The Arjomands’ Persian cuisine

By Lauren Ahern, Managing Editor for Social Media

February 10, 2020

When countries are in conflict, it can be easy to distance one’s mind from the other side and adopt a one-dimensional view. This is especially relevant now as the conflict between the United States and Iran dominates news media. What can be lost in this polarization is an appreciation and respect ...

The evolution of cool: portrait of the past

The evolution of cool: portrait of the past

By Eki Uzamere, Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

]The “American Cool” exhibit ran at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery from February 7 through September 7 of 2014. According to the exhibit “cool” is a surprisingly complex system of alternative success, an identity, a way of being, recognizant of those who leave a cultural legacy ...

Thumbs Up: How Mr. Klimenko’s travels shaped his teaching

Thumbs Up: How Mr. Klimenko’s travels shaped his teaching

By Maya Miller, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Although it may seem that every successful person knows what they want to do at a young age, this is not always the case. Upper school history teacher Vladimir Kilmenko took a long and winding path to get to the teaching position that he has today. Mr. Klimenko did not even begin to teach until th...

Unique new clubs mark the onset of the school year

Unique new clubs mark the onset of the school year

By Max Rosenblum, Managing Editor for Standards

November 18, 2019

No September is complete without tables, intricate presentations, and inordinate amounts of baked goods lining the Quad. This event, the Upper School’s annual club fair, serves as an opportunity for both well-established clubs to increase their memberships and for new clubs to self-promote. Every...

Students take on year-long independent research papers

Students take on year-long independent research papers

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

November 14, 2019

Swap lab coats and petri dishes for Harkness tables and JSTOR, and explore the new opportunities for research in the humanities at Hackley. This class, entitled Independent Research in English and History, is a new addition to the course catalog for the 2019-2020 school year.  In the minor, studen...

Food and power: a new interdisciplinary course offered at Hackley

Food and power: a new interdisciplinary course offered at Hackley

By Julia Thomson, Feature Editor

October 22, 2019

One of Hackley’s new classes this year, “Food and Power”, offers a refreshing interdisciplinary approach that allows students to explore various interests through hands-on experiences such as cooking, gardening, and interactive projects. The course is described as an exploration of the science...

Cooking & Culture: Lee’s Korean Cuisine

Cooking & Culture: Lee’s Korean Cuisine

By Lauren Ahern, Managing Editor for Social Media

October 20, 2019

Since the nineties, the Korean Wave, as it has been dubbed, has spread to pop cultures around the world. The Korean Wave is a term used to describe the global popularity of South Korea’s exports of music, movies, style, and food. Korean food in particular has become very popular in Western culture...

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