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Club Spotlight: Amnesty Club

Club Spotlight: Amnesty Club

By Jordan Kleeger, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Amnesty International is a non-governmental worldwide organization that focuses on campaigning for human rights while protecting individuals where freedom and justice are denied. Amnesty's mission is to...

Sara Kratzok is eager to begin this new journey with students, excited to mentor students through the college process. She loves seeing firsthand the relief and enthusiasm students have after they are aligned with the college meant for them.

New Faculty Spotlight: Mrs. Kratzok

By Evelynn Beaton, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

“It's a really fulfilling and satisfying process to help students meet their potential and take steps closer to realizing their dreams,” said Sara Kratzok, the newest member of Hackley’s college...

Junior Ava Maughan enjoys spending her free time watching Lupin. Many Lupin fans like Ava love being immersed in French culture. Even though I do not take French anymore, I love watching Lupin to feel involved with the language, she said.

Arsène Lupin: Taking the World and Soon Hackley by Storm

By Olivia Houck, Events Editor December 6, 2023

Millions from all over the world have begun to watch the television series Lupin: a retelling of the classic French story about Arsène Lupin, a master of disguise, and gentleman's thief. The three-part...

Ashley Currie

IRP Update with Hackley’s Science Researchers

By Ashley Currie, Print Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

Hackley has a strong program geared towards science research, ranging from students examining Alzheimer’s Disease to trying to uncover a potential treatment for lymphoma to tracking disparities in the...

Brookhouses Karen campuss middle school that resembles a fairytale castle. Its pristine architecture fuels a great learning space for students. It also shocked delegates from around the world that a school so beautiful could exist, yet coming from Hackley we were used to such nice buildings.

Hackley students and faculty members take on the RSIC ‘23 in Nairobi, Kenya

By Fernanda Paz, Feature Editor of Community & Service November 28, 2023

Perhaps you noticed an absence of five students and three faculty members from the Hilltop. Were they sick? Were they cutting class? No, we were off exploring Rwanda and Kenya. For five days, we connected...

The STEM Club leaders pose for a picture following another successful club meeting. The club meets in Mr Karpinskis room in Saperstein every Day 1 at 12pm.

Update on the Hackley STEM Club: Student Led Success

By Sejal Virk, Features Editor November 28, 2023

The STEM club at Hackley was founded in 2021 but since then has grown to be an inclusive and educational experience with goals to help all students dive into their passions and interests. Originally, the...

The rounds tables and couches on one side of the library are occupied by middle schoolers during different times of the day. They are often found reading, doing homework, and chatting with friends. Unfortunately, they can create some noise in the library, distracting the upper schoolers.

Students Search for a Quiet Place to do Work

By Giulia Sorvillo, Design Editor of Print November 21, 2023

It's second period and a junior is trying to finish their English essay, but sitting next to them in the library is a group of freshmen talking about an upcoming football game. With the implementation...

My twin, Giulia, and I pose for a photo on a family vacation in Italy of August 2011. We are super close and enjoy all kinds of family vacations together, especially beach ones.

Are You Guys Twins?: A Personal Essay About Growing Up As A Twin

By Alessia Sorvillo, Design Editor of Online November 21, 2023

“Are you guys twins?” That question has followed my identical twin and I our whole lives. It has followed us so much that it has become predictable. We can tell by the stare or the look on a person’s...

Junior Jack Ledoux spent a lot of time this past summer in the studio. He has a passion for making music for others to hear. His songs are made from scratch, putting together the beats and the vocals with songs he writes.

Passions At Hackley: Ledoux’s Road to Fame

By Giulia Sorvillo, Design Editor of Print November 21, 2023

Jack Ledoux, a junior, arrived at Hackley in 6th grade, but his passion for music began well before that. “My parents always played a lot of music when I was around as a kid. Even when I was a baby,...

Student ambassadors, wearing yellow shirts, are gathered in the lobby of the Johnson Center. In the morning, they checked in prospective families and directed them to their demonstration lessons. Prior to families gathering in the Varsity Gym to hear initial remarks, the lobby was buzzing with families socializing and grabbing a bite to eat before the event.

The Great Buzz on the Hilltop: Hackley’s Lower and Middle School Open House

By Ashley Currie, Print Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2023

For the second weekend in a row, Hackley was buzzing with prospective families hoping to learn more about the lower and middle schools. Balloons marked the paths around Hackley leading families to the...

Director of the Upper School Andy King is speaking with prospective upper school families. Over 430 people were in attendance of the event. Prospective families were able to explore the Johnson Center and various upper school buildings while on campus.

The Great Buzz on the Hilltop: Hackley’s Upper School Open House

By Ashley Currie, Print Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2023

If you see the Hilltop packed with visitors and decorated with balloons on a Saturday in October, it probably means Hackley is holding an Open House. The Hilltop was buzzing with prospective families hoping...

A hallmark of the HPAs responsibility is their work in the Tuck. Students enjoy the array of snacks to choose from if they are hungry throughout the day or after school. The HPA organizes a shift schedule to ensure that the work in the Tuck runs smoothly.

Where Does The Money Go: An Inside Look into the Inner-workings of the HPA and the Tuck

By Maura McGlarry, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2023

Have you ever wondered who chooses what items are sold in the Tuck? Who organizes Coffee Houses? Well, the answer is the Hackley Parents Association (HPA). The HPA plays a vital role in the behind-the-scenes...

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