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Controversy sparks over Tuck changes

Controversy sparks over Tuck changes

By Nicky Wind, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

This year, students walking into the Tuck in the morning for a candy bar have been leaving empty-handed. The Tuck has recently implemented new rules which do not allow students to purchase any candy or iced tea until 2:00 PM. Those who regularly bought these foods before are not happy and are demanding...

Fire devastates Ossining’s beloved Landmark Diner

Fire devastates Ossining’s beloved Landmark Diner

By Max Calman, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

On August 22nd, a fire destroyed the Landmark Diner in Ossining, displacing many of its employees and leaving behind only a pile of rubble. No patrons or employees were injured, but two firefighters were admitted to the hospital due to heat exhaustion. Before the fire, Hackley students frequented the...

The Dial asks Climate Strike goers: Why are you here?

The Dial asks Climate Strike goers: Why are you here?

By Jordan Miller, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2019

Chants of “there is no planet B” echoed through lower Manhattan this past Friday, as thousands gathered for the Climate Strike. Amongst the sea of signs, I selected my favorites, and asked those rally-goers, “Why are you here?” These are their responses:

What the bell is going on?

What the bell is going on?

By Eki Uzamere, Senior Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

If you are one of the many who had been frantic last week, scurrying to class, lost without the helpful ding of school bells, you’re in luck. According to the upper school Director, Andy King, the bells are back to stay.  Mr. King says he “left it in the hands of [our] teachers.” The teacher...

Club Fair

Club Fair

October 8, 2019

The annual Club Fair was in full swing on Tuesday, October 17th, and the quad was buzzing with students who enjoyed the weather and learned about the many different opportunities on campus. Club leaders brought various decorations and food to entice new students to join their organizations. A to...

The beginning of chapel talks: seniors reflect and advise

The beginning of chapel talks: seniors reflect and advise

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

September 25, 2019

There is little more daunting than addressing personal values and struggles in front of an audience of more than two-hundred judgy teenagers. However, every year, dozens of Hackley seniors volunteer to do just that.  As students who have persevered for more than three years of the Upper Schoo...

First Friday on the Hilltop: a sneak peek into gradewide activities

First Friday on the Hilltop: a sneak peek into gradewide activities

September 9, 2019

Students participated in various grade level activities to celebrate the first Friday of the school year. These events, aptly named "First Friday," are a tradition on the Hilltop and present an opportunity for students to reconnect with, or meet, their grade members as well as reflect on the first three...

New “HOL” to launch in September

New “HOL” to launch in September

By Lauren Ahern, Managing Editor of Social Media

May 22, 2019

Starting next school year, Hackley will be moving on from our current Learning Management System (LMS), known as “HOL.” Hackley will now have two integrated Management Systems: Veracross, a Student Information System (SIS), which has already been used this past year to post progress reports as wel...

The new generation of poetry: Instagram Poets fail to capture respect in the poetic world

The new generation of poetry: Instagram Poets fail to capture respect in the poetic world

By Eki Uzamere, Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2019

With the rise of Instagram poetry, there are rumblings about what kind of wordsmith will dominate the poetry landscape for the next few decades and whether or not they are equipped for the job. By definition, “Insta-poets” are the Instagrammers with accounts widely focused on poetry. Having r...

2019-2020 All-school candidates speeches

April 11, 2019

Candidates were asked to answer three questions: 1. Why would you be a good candidate for this position? 2. How have you contributed to the Hackley Community? 3. What are your goals if elected to this position? All School Candidates for President James DiStefano I feel that I could represent a par...

The Dial transitions to new publishing formats

By Yingshyan Ku, Managing Editor, Copy

April 8, 2019

After a period of many years, the staff of the Dial will revise the style of its print edition from a tabloid format to a full-color, magazine-style publication. The staff plans to publish the Dial magazine three times a year, with the distribution of each new issue scheduled to coincide with the...

Midterms prepare students for college despite the perception that they cause undue stress

Midterms prepare students for college despite the perception that they cause undue stress

By Matthew Traum, Feature Editor

March 22, 2019

There seems to be a collective groan whenever Hackley’s February exams are mentioned. It is unsurprising that students don't like spending many hours hunched over desks studying for lengthy tests on months of material. Exams can be unnecessarily stressful, take up time that could be spent learning new conce...

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