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Enjoy sweet and savory treats at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg

Enjoy sweet and savory treats at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg

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May 15, 2017


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If you’re looking to spend a fun day on the Williamsburg waterfront, enjoying delicious and unique foods, and capturing some Insta-worthy shots, Smorgasburg is the place for you. The famous Brooklyn food fair is held every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm in East River State Park and Prospect...

Tackling the college process

Tackling the college process

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May 15, 2017


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In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that my college process was definitely not stress free- mostly because I was not the best at completing things in a timely manner. While it’s true that crafting well polished applications takes hard work and dedication, I now believe that with the right...

Cool off at the hottest ice cream shops in Westchester County

Cool off at the hottest ice cream shops in Westchester County

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May 15, 2017


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A frozen dessert after a long, humid day is the perfect treat as the days grow hotter and the summer months approach. These sweet shops throughout Westchester offer the best ice cream and frozen yogurt for an after school dessert. Lighthouse Ice Cream in Tarrytown, located with a perfect view of the...

Local merchants offer students savvy discounts

Local merchants offer students savvy discounts

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May 15, 2017


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Mint Premium Foods Location: Tarrytown, NY Discount: 10% off any meal Mint Premium Foods is a gourmet grocery store, authentic Mediterranean restaurant, cheese shop, and catering service all combined into one small business. A short, five minute drive from Hackley, Mint is located on Main Street in...

Hack Hackley Prom 2017

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May 15, 2017


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Prom: a legendary night in the beginning of June where juniors and seniors get dressed up in beautiful dresses and tuxedos to dance the night away with their classmates. Because getting glammed up for school dances can break the bank and be overwhelming at times, these hacks will help you have an incredible...

Q&A with Charles Colten, Director of Community Wellbeing

Q&A with Charles Colten, Director of Community Wellbeing

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February 10, 2017


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Q: In your experience, are Hackley students able to balance social and academic activities while maintaining a healthy mindset? A: What is most important is not whether or not I think that students are able to balance their social and academic activities, but rather what each of you (students) think...

Mr. Gruenberg’s passion for puzzles is mind-boggling

Mr. Gruenberg’s passion for puzzles is mind-boggling

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February 10, 2017


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From the 3x3x3 to the 13x13x13, mathematics and psychology teacher Jon Gruenberg applies his knowledge of geometric patterns with his mental determination to solving Rubik’s Cubes. Mr. Gruenberg’s passion for math stems from the satisfaction of simplifying a problem down to an elegant solution....

App of the Month: KenKen Classic

App of the Month: KenKen Classic

Photo credit: Grace Henrich, Science and Technology Editor

February 10, 2017


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While KenKen puzzles can be completed on paper, the app KenKen Classic is an easy way for new puzzlers to start. The app provides users with a quick introduction to KenKen puzzles, as well as tools such as “Possible Notes” (numbers that might fill a particular square) and “Impossible Notes” (num...

Ellie Grueskin: math whiz and published author

Ellie Grueskin: math whiz and published author

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February 10, 2017


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For most students, taking time out of their day to do math puzzles seems like a chore. For junior Ellie Grueskin, math puzzles called KenKen are a welcomed and sought out challenge. KenKens are gridded puzzles that come in 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, and 6x6 varieties. They involve the player filling out cages...

Cozy cafés offer warm winter treats and drinks

Cozy cafés offer warm winter treats and drinks

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December 18, 2016


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Winter is here and there is no better way to warm up than with a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Luckily, Tarrytown is rich with options that appeal to the chocolate lover looking to kill the chill. Coffee Labs Roasters, located on Main Street, is a popular coffee shop, especially with Hackley students....

10 things to do on a snow day

10 things to do on a snow day

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December 18, 2016


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The time of year for snow days has finally arrived, and while you are probably excited to skip a day of school, you may wonder what to do while stuck at home. Here are a few suggestions: Go sledding Put on your snow boots, gather some friends and head out to the closest hill (usually found at a nearb...

Tips to make your New Year’s resolution stick

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December 18, 2016


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Create a detailed plan You may know your overall goal for the new year, but understanding exactly how you will accomplish it is extremely helpful. A New Year’s resolution cannot be achieved in one day. Think about how you can work on your resolution each day and decide on the steps needed t...

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