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Swiss foreign exchange student Marvin Seiler enjoys his time on the Hilltop

Swiss foreign exchange student Marvin Seiler enjoys his time on the Hilltop

By David Ben-Ezra, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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When Ms. Taylor announced that a new Round Square student was arriving at Hackley to board in the upcoming weeks, students eagerly anticipated his arrival. On his first day, Marvin Seiler was quiet and kept to himself. The following day he revealed his true personality. Marvin is bold and unafraid to s...

Students indulge in history on the streets of Germany

Students indulge in history on the streets of Germany

By Kylie Morrison

May 10, 2018


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Freezing weather, drowsiness, and the blaring sounds of the Eisbären Berlin hockey team simulated the senses of the fourteen Hackley students and three faculty members during their first night on the Berlin Casten Trip. Landing in Berlin on March 18th, the students immediately immersed themselves into ...

Students and teachers engage in Southeast Asian culture during the Casten Trip to Vietnam

Students and teachers engage in Southeast Asian culture during the Casten Trip to Vietnam

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

April 7, 2018


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“I’m not joking!,” yelled Tan, the tour guide, always enlightening trip members with a fascinating cultural or historical fact about his native Vietnam. On March 17th, 18 Hackley Upper Schoolers, accompanied by four faculty members, took off from JFK International Airport on the Casten Trip to...

Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

By Sydney Stoller

January 19, 2018


Filed under Feature, Science and Tech

Hadi Partovi is the co-founder of the nonprofit Code.org, a former employee of Microsoft, and an investor in numerous other start-ups, but one of his lesser known accomplishments is his graduation from Hackley School. Mr. Partovi and his twin and colleague Ali Partovi left the Hilltop in 1990, where...

The real cost of applying to college

The real cost of applying to college

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Editor in Chief

January 16, 2018


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How much money do students spend on college? (i.e. test prep, SAT tests, SAT subject tests, ACTs, application fees, sending score reports, AP tests, test prep books) Weekly hour-long ACT Prep classes, three-hour long SAT testing on a Saturday morning, and nights spent mulling over college applicati...

Timeline of 2017

Timeline of 2017

By Jordan Miller, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Timelines, Uncategorized

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Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

December 23, 2017


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Hadi Partovi is the co-founder of the nonprofit Code.org, a former employee of Microsoft, and an investor in numerous other start-ups, but one of his lesser known accomplishments is his graduation from Hackley School. Mr. Partovi and his twin and colleague Ali Partovi left the Hilltop in 1990, where...

Hackley affirms its commitment to fostering cultural understanding at Round Square Conference

Hackley affirms its commitment to fostering cultural understanding at Round Square Conference

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

December 18, 2017


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On October 9th, a group of delegates representing Hackley returned to New York after a Round Square trip to South Africa. The group was made up of seniors Francesca Docters and Julian Epps, juniors Varun Krishna and Grant Albright, sophomore Paola Garcia, and faculty members Dr. Adrianne Pierce and Mr. Ste...

Hackley takes the gavel at BUSUN

Hackley takes the gavel at BUSUN

By Jimmy Hefter, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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The chatter coming from delegates at Salomon Hall kicked off the debate-filled weekend at Brown University. Stress and anxiety filled the delegates while waiting to be sent to their room assignments. On the second weekend of November, upper school students from grades ten to twelve ventured to Brown...

Thinking pink: Sue Harmon helps raise awareness by attending the annual “Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk”

Thinking pink: Sue Harmon helps raise awareness by attending the annual “Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk”

November 17, 2017


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are many ways to get involved around Westchester. One of the best ways is to participate in the fight against breast cancer is to attend the “Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” which was at Manhattanville College on October 15. If you couldn’t attend, make sure you still donate and go next year! There is also a Strides Against Breast Cancer locations in Ridgefield Park on Sunday October 29.

Upper School Welcomes new faculty to campus

By Katy Robertson, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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At the start of this school year, Hackley welcomed three new faculty into the Upper School! Read more about them below:   Darby Golino New faculty member, Darby Golino is entering the Hackley community aiding Dr. Sadler with student support services. Dr. Sadler specializes in emoti...

Hudson Scholars program wraps up second successful year

Hudson Scholars program wraps up second successful year

By Amy Chalan, Lifestyles Editor

November 13, 2017


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During the summer of 2016, the Hudson Scholars program launched its first 2 week summer enrichment program. One year later, the Hudson Scholars program continues to succeed in building a connection between the Tarrytown and Hackley School community by hosting its second summer enrichment program. This...

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