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The Hilltop Parade Protest

The Hilltop Parade Protest

By Hadley Chapman, Managing Editor

June 11, 2020

Commemorating the end of a school year, celebrating the seniors, and the clear and unequivocal call for Hackley to do better. On Friday, June 5th, the administration welcomed students and faculty back to the campus for the first-ever Hilltop Parade. The Hilltop Parade served as a way to get the...

The Hackley Community Reunites While Navigating Social Distancing

The Hackley Community Reunites While Navigating Social Distancing

By Hadley Chapman, Managing Editor

June 11, 2020

After being given the go-ahead by Building and Grounds Staff to start driving up Alumni Drive, cars filled with Hackley students and parents steadily drove up the hill as they neared the cheering, clapping, and music coming from the top. Teachers and faculty, all wearing masks, appeared with smiling...

Little Women Movie Review

Pictured are the four main characters of Little Women: Meg (far left), Amy (center), Jo (right center) and Beth (far left). This is one of the official posters for the movie which portrays these four sisters standing together as they peer out the window. Despite their four distinct personalities as demonstrated slightly by their facial expressions, above is a moment of unity showing the closeness among them.

By Sophie Thomas, News Editor

June 4, 2020

Little Women has earned 27 awards nominations, $107 million in ticket sales, and a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. An adaptation based on the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, this movie follows the story of the four March sisters: Meg, Amy, Beth, and Jo, in their everyday life. Set around the time...

COVID-19 Cancels Spring Sports

COVID-19 Cancels Spring Sports

By Jack Meyer, Features editor

June 4, 2020

COVID-19 has had a lasting effect on the sports world, causing a shutdown. The virus has had the same effect on schools, finding its way into the Hackley community and more specifically, the Hackley sports community. Local alarm regarding the coronavirus first came about in early spring. At this early...

COVID-19 is Affecting the College Search Process

By Hannah Carey

June 3, 2020

COVID-19 has affected nearly all aspects of faculty, student, and family life across the country. Under social distancing guidelines, which prohibit visiting places deemed non-essential, daily life has been altered in a way it has never been before. COVID-19 has left a prominent mark on Hackley juniors,...

A New Life at Home for Students

A New Life at Home for Students

By Wesley Neidhardt, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

While the Coronavirus has infected people across the United States, Hackley students have been forced to stay home and adopt a completely different way of life. Of course, students are unhappy with their new situation. Sophomore Noah Tirschwell echoed this sentiment, saying: “it’s been rough.”...

Review of Zoom

By Nicky Wind and Griffin Senyek

May 23, 2020

COVID-19 has affected education greatly across the United States. However, while Hackley has been closed for weeks, the school is using Zoom to conduct distance learning. While virtual learning is not ideal, many students have enjoyed this platform and think that it is a great option to use now. Zoom...

Juggling Two Jobs at Once: Teaching and Parenting

Mr. Wright shows his joint homeroom with Ms. Clingen his son, Ellis. Many students have had the chance to see their teachers' children with online school.

By Alina Watson, Feature Editor

May 22, 2020

With the implementation of online classes, many Hackley students have been going through an adjustment period as they accustom themselves to their new schedules and class formats. The same goes for teachers as they must learn how to appropriately teach their classes over zoom both synchronously and asynchronously....

QA with Mr. King

QA with Mr. King

By Sophie Thomas, News Editor

May 20, 2020

Quarantine has affected people in different ways. Some face the loss of family members or close friends. Some struggle with the uncertainty of the future. Others have discovered a new sense of productivity, while some welcome the break in their normal busy schedules. Regardless of the way in which COVID-19...

Arjun Dayal making medical masks

Arjun Dayal making medical masks

By Eki Uzamere, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

Junior Arjun Dayal has joined the fight against COVID-19, 3D-printing protective masks, and sending them to hospitals around the country. The shortage of PPE, or personal protective equipment, has been a hot topic in recent coverage of COVID-19 as doctors and nurses are overloaded with the sheer quantity...

Maintaining Mental Health During Quarantine

Maintaining Mental Health During Quarantine

By Hannah Ostfield, Features editor

May 14, 2020

As COVID-19 takes control over what seems like every aspect of our lives, we may feel stuck or in a funk. It’s been over a month of social distancing and remote learning for the Hackley community and it’s safe to say that this new chapter of our lives has brought everything to a halt. There is no getting around t...

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, Some Wear Scrubs

Dr. Mital snapped a picture of some uplifting sidewalk chalk outside of Weill Cornell Medicine where she works as an Emergency Physician. Messages like these aim to make doctors working the front line against COVID-19 feel appreciated.

By Hadley Chapman, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

Starting her shift in the critical side of the Emergency Room at Weill Cornell Hospital at 3:30 in the afternoon working until midnight, Dr. Renu Mital, mother of Hackley students Nevin, Nina, and Hackley alum Riya, saw several critical patients including three elderly ones who were COVID-19 positive....

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