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A Senior Reflects on Her Time on Cross Country

A Senior Reflects on Her Time on Cross Country

By Skylar Safriet, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Van Cortlandt Park, about a thirty minute drive from Hackley on a good day. The bus is packed with about 50 cross-country runners, some nervous for the meet, others used to the anxiety that comes before a race. With little time to waste, the team moves off the bus, dro...

The beginning of chapel talks: seniors reflect and advise

The beginning of chapel talks: seniors reflect and advise

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

September 25, 2019

There is little more daunting than addressing personal values and struggles in front of an audience of more than two-hundred judgy teenagers. However, every year, dozens of Hackley seniors volunteer to do just that.  As students who have persevered for more than three years of the Upper Schoo...

Convocation celebrates the start of the 2019-2020 school year

Convocation celebrates the start of the 2019-2020 school year

By Tyler O'Brien, Events Editor

September 6, 2019

Akin Common buzzed with sounds of excitement from students and faculty alike, eager to begin a new school year. Convocation, one of two events during each school year where grades K-12 are all present, officially kicked off the 2019-2020 academic year on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  The festivities o...

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 ...

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