The Dial

Fighting COVID-19 and Hunger

Fighting COVID-19 and Hunger
Zack Couzens’ family tackled COVID-19 last Spring, inspiring his Eagle Scout Project to give back to the Northern Westchester Hospital with a memorial garden.
January 15, 2021

In early March as the New York lockdown began, Zack Couzens and his family were one of the first in Putnam County to contract COVID-19. “It was a totally different experience than what was going...

Post Fall Sports Reflection

Sophomore Danny O'Brien prepares to escape the pocket.
January 12, 2021

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, almost every activity has been limited and/or changed, including fall sports. Hackley students were fortunate enough to have their seasons, despite COVID-19 restrictions....

Movie Review: The Social Dilemma

Social Media is doing a good job keeping these Junior Hackley students engaged on their screens.
The Dangers of Social Media A Peek Behind the Curtains
January 11, 2021

The Scary Truth behind Social Media by Theo Saujet “The Social Dilemma” is an influential and jaw-dropping documentary that illustrates the forceful control that social media possesses over the...

Middle School students create visual art for CS Ed-week

Middle School students create visual art for CS Ed-week
December 8, 2020

This year's 7th and 8th grade students have been opportune in taking Ms. Jain's new ​Creative Arts-Major class in Open Processing. This art major allows students to apply their modern artistic skills...

Deeya and Divek develop injury-prevention for the visually impaired

The inventors: Divek and Deeya Patel.
December 7, 2020

When senior Deeya Patel and junior Divek Patel were in middle school they were part of a robotics team outside of school. While examining the relationship between humans and animals, Divek and Deeya discovered...

Halloween on the Hilltop

November 3, 2020

With Halloween on a Saturday this year, Hackley celebrated Halloween on Friday, October 30, but the celebration was unlike ones in previous years due to COVID-19. The day commenced with school-wide...

The New Hilltop: New protocols are put into place to ensure a safe, in-person reopening of campus

Whether it is during a free or during class, students social distance with dividers and spaced desks. Many of the classrooms around school have been completely transformed and cannot be recognized with new desk formations and many types of clear dividers. It is definitely an adjustment for students and teachers alike but students are staying safe!
October 20, 2020

The Hilltop seems like a whole new world ever since students returned to campus in September. In the classrooms, Hackley’s iconic Harkness tables were replaced with individual desks with dividers, and...

Meet Allison Baal, the New 10th Grade History Teacher

Ms. Baal during her 10th grade US history class
October 16, 2020

With all the mayhem and changes that have been happening around us this year, the new 10th-grade History teacher, Allison Baal, has been faced with an additional challenge, acclimating to a new job within...

Ms. Crainer reflects on her running experiences

Ms. Crainer reflects on her running experiences
October 16, 2020

Dawn Crainer, 4th grade teacher at Hackley, has been a runner all her life. She has competed on numerous teams and participated in many races over the course of her career. Her love for running began during...

Spirit Week: Western Day

Jonathan Brewster '22 wears navy blue jeans and a red bandana.
October 15, 2020

Thursday, September 24th marked the fourth day of Spirit Week- Rodeo Day. Many students wore cowboy and cowgirl clothing, ranging from western hats and leather belts to denim jeans, together creating a...

Spirit Week: Blackout Day

Spirit Week: Blackout Day
October 15, 2020

Friday September 25th marked the fifth day of final day Spirit Week- Blackout day. All of campus is decked out in their Hackley gear and Hackley colors to end the week off strong. Today was definitely...

Protests in Professional Sports

October 14, 2020

Professional athletes do not just play for their fans. There are racial issues plaguing modern day society, and professional athletes, specifically NFL players, are using their platforms to play significant...

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