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Upper School Welcomes new faculty to campus

By Katy Robertson, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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At the start of this school year, Hackley welcomed three new faculty into the Upper School! Read more about them below:   Darby Golino New faculty member, Darby Golino is entering the Hackley community aiding Dr. Sadler with student support services. Dr. Sadler specializes in emoti...

Hudson Scholars program wraps up second successful year

Hudson Scholars program wraps up second successful year

By Amy Chalan, Lifestyles Editor

November 13, 2017


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During the summer of 2016, the Hudson Scholars program launched its first 2 week summer enrichment program. One year later, the Hudson Scholars program continues to succeed in building a connection between the Tarrytown and Hackley School community by hosting its second summer enrichment program. This...

Up Over Down Under

Up Over Down Under

By Tommy Larson

November 6, 2017


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Henry O’Neil has traveled across the world from a pleasant town in Australia to bustling New York to learn about American culture and immerse himself in Hackley school life. He is visiting from the Armidale School in Australia, which is about 500 kilometers North of Sydney. Henry has already visited ...

By Annabel Ives, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are many ways to get involved around Westchester. One of the best ways is to participate in the fight against breast cancer is to attend the “Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” which was at Manhattanville College on October 15. If you couldn’t attend, make sure you still donate and go next year! There is also a Strid...

Hudson Scholars program kicks off the school year

Hudson Scholars program kicks off the school year

By Ella Jones, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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On Sunday, September 24th, members of the Hudson Scholars program gathered on the Hilltop with middle schoolers from the local public school. They are all members of the Hudson Scholars program, which connected a group of Hackley upper school student with local middle schoolers in order to inspire ...

Olivia Curran Runs, Swims, and Bikes to the Finish Line of the World Championship Triathlon

Olivia Curran Runs, Swims, and Bikes to the Finish Line of the World Championship Triathlon

By Emmy Wenstrup, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


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Tri-varsity athlete junior Olivia Curran recently competed in the World Championships in the Netherlands, where she placed sixth out of fifty women in her age group and received All-American status for her performance. While most high school students spend their summers going to camps and relaxing, Olivia trains ...

Mr. Wirtz reflects on his first year on the Hilltop

Mr. Wirtz reflects on his first year on the Hilltop

By Lei Anne Rabeje and Olivia Weinberg

June 13, 2017


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The Hilltop buzzes with new changes for the upcoming school year; from the unveiling of the Johnson Health and Wellness Center to the new makerspace, there is much to look forward to. However, the largest change to take place this year has been the addition of the New Head of School, Michael Wirtz. Mr. Wirtz closes a successf...

Hackley Model UN Club hosts its first conference

By Raghav Chopra, Staff Writer

June 13, 2017


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The Model United Nations Club is bringing its conferences from abroad to the Hackley Campus, holding its first conference, HackMUN, on Saturday June 4. Model United Nations, or MUN, is a simulated version of the UN General Assembly or GA, which debates and passes resolutions regarding issues relevant to th...

Aurora Straus races her way through high school in hopes of being a role model to young girls

Aurora Straus races her way through high school in hopes of being a role model to young girls

By Natalie Sukhman, Staff Writer

June 13, 2017


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While most high school students learn to drive a regular car and navigate the suburban streets, senior Aurora Straus has perfected the art of driving a racecar and races professionally at tracks all over the country. Aurora Straus is a talented musician, distinguished scholar, and an avid racer. She...

Board of Trustees’ role in improving school life

By Maddy Chen, Features Editor

May 15, 2017


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When the bell rings at 3:05PM, marking the end of the school day, most students rush towards their cars, the buses, the gym, or the PAC, but the day at Hackley is hardly over. Holding various subcommittee meetings at night and monthly Saturday meetings, the Board of Trustees (BOT) discuss some of the...

The Dial Blast from the Past

By Benny Renton, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2017


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With the spring sports season in full swing, this month’s Blast from the Past is from an April 1972 edition of The Dial and written by Chris Berman ‘73. After graduating Hackley and Brown University, Mr. Berman joined ESPN in 1979 and has been a sportscaster ever since, earning himself a star on...

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