The Dial

Families were invited to take pictures with the seniors at pre-prom in the Johnson Center. Although this year has posed many COVID-related challenges, weather-related complications have often complicated pre-prom. In 2019, pre-prom also took place inside the Johnson Center in 2019 due to unforeseen weather.

Prom 2021

By Sami Rowbottom August 1, 2021

Prom is an event that is widely anticipated and exciting for the seniors, so Hackley made the decision to keep this tradition alive and as close to normal as possible while keeping COVID protocols in place....

Junior Mike Potanin presents his IRP project to the class. Here, he is talking about the application of CRISPR-Cas9 to treat SCID. SCID is a disease results in a weak immune system that is unable to fight off even mild infections.

IRP Provides Students Authentic Research Opportunities

By Chloe Yancovich, Asst Social Media Editor June 14, 2021

Hackley’s Independent Research Program, or IRP, is a collegiate-level scientific research program that lets students pursue a topic that they are interested in learning more about. However, many students...

Mental Health at Hackley

Mental Health at Hackley

By Bella Wasserman, Staff Writer June 9, 2021

The past few months have been an incredibly draining time for students all over the world, contending with the loneliness of quarantine, the stress of school, and overall exhaustion. The rate of depression...

Ping Pong Tournament

Ping Pong Tournament

By Nicky Wind, Photography Editor June 7, 2021

By March, many students are stressed with work leading up to break. The Hackley Ping Pong Club, led by junior Sid Shah and senior Ishann Ratliff, came up with a fun solution to relieve stress: an upper...

This is a graph demonstrating the number of people who have received at least their first dose in India. As of May 22, approximately 12% of the population has been vaccinated.

Covid-19 continues to be a crisis in India

By Akshi Khowala, Staff Writer June 3, 2021

In the US, it seems that the coronavirus pandemic is cooling off in 2021, with almost 50% of the population receiving at least their first dose of the vaccine. However, globally this is not the case. In...

Tenth Grade Begins College Search Process

Tenth Grade Begins College Search Process

By Chloe Yancovich, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

For sophomores, the time is coming to start preparing for the college search and application process. This can be a stressful time once they get to junior year, so it is important to start early which...

Musical Theater Seminar Performs 'Into the Woods'

Musical Theater Seminar Performs ‘Into the Woods’

April 30, 2021

Last weekend, Hackley’s musical theatre seminar performed Into the Woods on the staircase overlooking Akin Common. Despite challenges of social distancing, unpredictable weather, and restricted space,...

Transitioning to Spring Sports

Transitioning to Spring Sports

By Sami Rowbottom, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

With COVID-19 cases rising during the winter, Hackley made the decision to alter the winter sports schedule to minimize risk. In the earlier winter months, sports practices were conducted normally with...

Everyone's favorite - Caesar salad i- s a staple on the lunch menu. It typically gets rave reviews.

Student-led Instagram account partners with FLIK

By Sami Rowbottom, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Beginning in October of 2020, sophomores Jennifer Allan and Emily Koch started a lunch review account as a joke; however, it has drawn in support and brought changes, bettering students’ and teachers’...

To participate in the Spring Food Drive, there is a collection table outside of Ms. Coy’s office. The last day to donate is on Monday, May 17th. Let's donate healthy!

Spring Food Drive Focuses on Nutrition

The Hackley Service Team educates the community on food insecurities
By Hadley Chapman, Managing Editor April 29, 2021

Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown helped 200 families a month. Now, they help over 900. “Food insecurity is a problem that is here,” Lower...

Virtual learning continues to help contain COVID-19

By Chloe Yancovich, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

With families in the Hackley community becoming more and more cautious, virtual learning is becoming a more popular option. Virtual learning is safe and convenient for students who have been contact traced...

Dr. Gay has been working with the Hackley community for the better part of three years. Recently he has been working with the community on a climate assessment.

Dr. Derrick Gay Works with Administration to Further DEI Work

By Kami Lim, Opinion Editor February 25, 2021

Derrick Gay, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, visited Hackley students virtually on November 16th as the first of a series of assemblies with him. His work spans from educating on whether words are...

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