The Dial

Independent studies prompt innovative final products: Upperclassmen create podcasts and board games to conclude their studies.

Independent studies prompt innovative final products: Upperclassmen create podcasts and board games to conclude their studies.

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

June 3, 2019

From philosophy podcasts to a board game about South African warlords, students have taken it upon themselves to push the boundaries of the classroom and explore alternate media. In addition to the numerous papers and presentations that they complete each year, a few upper school students have created al...

A Rite of Spring – Perspectives on Senioritis at Hackley

A Rite of Spring – Perspectives on Senioritis at Hackley

By Matthew Traum

June 3, 2019

As warm weather finally graces the hilltop, with it comes an annual rite of spring. “Senioritis” is a colloquial term used to describe changing attitudes towards school, and decreased motivation towards studies by seniors nearing the end of high school, particularly once they are accepted into col...

Senior projects foster growth in students in several ways

Senior projects foster growth in students in several ways

By William Goldsmith

June 3, 2019

Students do not need classrooms to learn, and, as indicated by the new strategic plan, Hackley’s administration is committed to giving its students the opportunity to learn in an experiential manner. While experiential learning is expected to assume a larger role within Upper School curricula in the...

Cooking & Culture: Chalan’s Ecuadorian cuisine

Cooking & Culture: Chalan’s Ecuadorian cuisine

By Lauren Ahern, Managing Editor for Social Media

April 29, 2019

What is our personal connection to food? It’s essential for survival and therefore it’s universal. However, food is so diverse and this diversity comes from culture. Many people, no matter their background, have food with a personal connection. Whether their connection to food hails from their friend...

Charity:water is reinventing nonprofit organizations

Charity:water is reinventing nonprofit organizations

April 24, 2019

Christoph Gorder visits the Hilltop to inform Hackley students about the work that charity:water is doing to increase access to clean water around the globe.

Chinese class field trip leads to new culinary discoveries

Chinese class field trip leads to new culinary discoveries

By Jordan Miller, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

In Flushing, Queens there is a neighborhood reminiscent of a Chinese city, which today high schoolers in the Chinese program got to explore. At the J mart supermarket, the students did a scavenger hunt searching for Chinese fruits, vegetables, noodles, candies, and buns. The students also bought a variety ...

A passcode might keep others out, but not major companies

A passcode might keep others out, but not major companies

By Jared Tilliss, Opinion Editor

April 8, 2019

88% percent of teenagers own cell phones. However, many of these teenagers do not understand the pressing privacy issues that can be associated with this technology. rding to the Pew Research Center, as many as 71% of social media users post the city or town where they live, while 92% use their real na...

Chiara Kaufman expresses her passion by designing and making her own clothing

Chiara Kaufman expresses her passion by designing and making her own clothing

By Julia Thomson, Feature Editor

April 5, 2019

Junior Chiara Kaufman has been inspired by the creative and artistic influences surrounding her ever since she was rolled around in a stroller through the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Chiara credits her mom, an English and art double major, for immersing her in culture and art from a...

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 ...

Romanian foreign exchange student enjoys the progressive culture and the opportunities that are available in the United States

Romanian foreign exchange student enjoys the progressive culture and the opportunities that are available in the United States

By Tyler O'Brien, Events Editor

March 21, 2019

Going to a new school in a foreign country speaking your second language can be a daunting yet rewarding task. Sergiu-Mihai Ciavoi traveled the 4622 miles from his home country of Transylvania, Romania where he spent the last six weeks. He spent this time immersing himself in both American and the Hackle...

Broadway’s LaChanze (P ‘18, ‘19) recounts life of resilience in Du Bois lecture

Broadway’s LaChanze (P ‘18, ‘19) recounts life of resilience in Du Bois lecture

By Jordan Miller, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2019

When senior and school president Zaya Gooding proudly introduced her mother to the upper school, the spotlight was entirely on LaChanze as the crowd grew quiet. Students and teachers alike listened attentively to LaChanze describe her experiences on Broadway and beyond. LaChanze was invited to del...

Changing admissions trends influence seniors

Changing admissions trends influence seniors

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

February 12, 2019

Over the course of the past few years, America’s top colleges have become increasingly more selective. Acceptances rates have dropped because schools receive more applicants than ever before, and students find themselves working harder than ever to receive an acceptance from the college of their choic...

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