The Dial

Cooking & Culture: Chalan’s Ecuadorian cuisine

Cooking & Culture: Chalan’s Ecuadorian cuisine

By Lauren Ahern, Managing Editor for Social Media

April 29, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Me Too Movement influences health classes

By Jordan Miller, Print Managing Editor

January 6, 2019


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One of Hackley’s purposes as an educational institution is to adequately prepare its students for college and the challenges they will face beyond Hackley. Unfortunately, it is likely that some graduates may face sexual harassment at some point in their lives. According to the United States Government’s Offi...

Michael Collichio takes over as food service director

Michael Collichio takes over as food service director

By Hadley Chapman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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“Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food,” says the new head of dining services, Michael Collichio. Collichio joins the hilltop's Flik staff this year with hopes of bringing a shared vision and enthusiasm for how food can be used to excite people and get them engaged in thinking ab...

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...

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