The Dial

Unique new clubs mark the onset of the school year

Unique new clubs mark the onset of the school year

By Max Rosenblum, Managing Editor for Standards

November 18, 2019

No September is complete without tables, intricate presentations, and inordinate amounts of baked goods lining the Quad. This event, the Upper School’s annual club fair, serves as an opportunity for both well-established clubs to increase their memberships and for new clubs to self-promote. Every...

Students take on year-long independent research papers

Students take on year-long independent research papers

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

November 14, 2019

Swap lab coats and petri dishes for Harkness tables and JSTOR, and explore the new opportunities for research in the humanities at Hackley. This class, entitled Independent Research in English and History, is a new addition to the course catalog for the 2019-2020 school year.  In the minor, studen...

Food and power: a new interdisciplinary course offered at Hackley

Food and power: a new interdisciplinary course offered at Hackley

By Julia Thomson, Feature Editor

October 22, 2019

One of Hackley’s new classes this year, “Food and Power”, offers a refreshing interdisciplinary approach that allows students to explore various interests through hands-on experiences such as cooking, gardening, and interactive projects. The course is described as an exploration of the science...

Cooking & Culture: Lee’s Korean Cuisine

Cooking & Culture: Lee’s Korean Cuisine

By Lauren Ahern, Managing Editor for Social Media

October 20, 2019

Since the nineties, the Korean Wave, as it has been dubbed, has spread to pop cultures around the world. The Korean Wave is a term used to describe the global popularity of South Korea’s exports of music, movies, style, and food. Korean food in particular has become very popular in Western culture...

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...

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 ...

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