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Changing admissions trends influence seniors

Changing admissions trends influence seniors

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Feature, Slider

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...

Junior Adam Tannenbaum showcases unique singing talent at NYSSMA

Junior Adam Tannenbaum showcases unique singing talent at NYSSMA

By Tommy Larson, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Arts, Feature, Slider

Hackley junior Adam Tannenbaum has a deep passion for the art of singing and is an active and involved member of the singing community on the hilltop. He has partaken in several selective NYSSMA conferences and solos in Hackley concerts. He grew up playing the piano and enjoyed playing pop songs. Soon, he learned a...

Me Too Movement influences health classes

By Jordan Miller, Print Managing Editor

January 6, 2019


Filed under Feature

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


Filed under Feature

“Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food,” says new head of dining services, Michael Collichio. Collichio joins the Hilltop 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 about their...

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


Filed under Feature

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...

Students indulge in history on the streets of Germany

Students indulge in history on the streets of Germany

By Kylie Morrison

May 10, 2018


Filed under Feature

Freezing weather, drowsiness, and the blaring sounds of the Eisbären Berlin hockey team simulated the senses of the fourteen Hackley students and three faculty members during their first night on the Berlin Casten Trip. Landing in Berlin on March 18th, the students immediately immersed themselves into ...

Students and teachers engage in Southeast Asian culture during the Casten Trip to Vietnam

Students and teachers engage in Southeast Asian culture during the Casten Trip to Vietnam

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

April 7, 2018


Filed under Feature

“I’m not joking!,” yelled Tan, the tour guide, always enlightening trip members with a fascinating cultural or historical fact about his native Vietnam. On March 17th, 18 Hackley Upper Schoolers, accompanied by four faculty members, took off from JFK International Airport on the Casten Trip to...

Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

By Sydney Stoller

January 19, 2018


Filed under Feature, Science and Tech

Hadi Partovi is the co-founder of the nonprofit Code.org, a former employee of Microsoft, and an investor in numerous other start-ups, but one of his lesser known accomplishments is his graduation from Hackley School. Mr. Partovi and his twin and colleague Ali Partovi left the Hilltop in 1990, where...

The real cost of applying to college

The real cost of applying to college

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Editor in Chief

January 16, 2018


Filed under Feature

How much money do students spend on college? (i.e. test prep, SAT tests, SAT subject tests, ACTs, application fees, sending score reports, AP tests, test prep books) Weekly hour-long ACT Prep classes, three-hour long SAT testing on a Saturday morning, and nights spent mulling over college applicati...

Timeline of 2017

Timeline of 2017

By Jordan Miller, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Timelines, Uncategorized

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Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

December 23, 2017


Filed under Feature

Hadi Partovi is the co-founder of the nonprofit Code.org, a former employee of Microsoft, and an investor in numerous other start-ups, but one of his lesser known accomplishments is his graduation from Hackley School. Mr. Partovi and his twin and colleague Ali Partovi left the Hilltop in 1990, where...

Hackley affirms its commitment to fostering cultural understanding at Round Square Conference

Hackley affirms its commitment to fostering cultural understanding at Round Square Conference

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

On October 9th, a group of delegates representing Hackley returned to New York after a Round Square trip to South Africa. The group was made up of seniors Francesca Docters and Julian Epps, juniors Varun Krishna and Grant Albright, sophomore Paola Garcia, and faculty members Dr. Adrianne Pierce and Mr. Ste...

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