The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

Sophomore, Caleb Bae, wears a dress code friendly outfit. Though logos arent allowed on sweatshirts, the fact that Calebs logo represents the school allows for his sweatshirt to be in dress code.

It’s Time to Revise the Dress Code to Reflect Diversity and Inclusivity

By Charlotte Feehan, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

The beginning of a new school year has sparked conversation surrounding the return of one of Hackley’s more controversial policies, the dress code. A significant amount of disagreement throughout the...

4 seniors dressed up as the Founding Fathers. They used a cardboard cutout of Mount Rushmore to add to the creativity of their costume.

The Halloween Parade Returns

By Griffin Senyek, Events Editor November 1, 2021

Halloween at Hackley was celebrated on October 29th, 2021 with a day full of festivities. Students showed up to school wearing their costumes, with costumes ranging from a vending machine to the Ghostbusters...

Graph of the number of people who have gotten both doses of the COVID vaccine in different parts of New York reported by the CDC.

The Covid 19 Vaccine Helps Schools Return to a Normal School Year

By Caleb Bae, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

With the return of sports, stings, field trips, and other traditions, students hope the policies enacted this school year will bring back a sense of normalcy. The school’s administration made the decision...

Each week, Headmaster Micheal Wirtz releases results from the Covid-19 Surveillance Spit Tests, and any other positive cases from Hackley faculty, students or family.  The green line depicts the positive cases detected by pool testing, and positives cases detected outside of Hackley.

New School Year Brings New COVID-19 Policies

By Annabel Hardart, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

After a challenging year and a half of following strict COVID-19 protocols, the new school year and its promise of a more “typical year” present lingering uncertainties pertaining to COVID policies....

Shortly after crowds gathered for the football game, it started to rain. The chorus was able to sing the national anthem before it began raining.

Controversy, School Spirit and a Day Full of Sports: Students Go All Out for Fall Sting ‘21

By Jack Meyer and Theo Saujet October 8, 2021

Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, COVID-19 limited school activities and therefore the Fall Sting was not held. This bottled up all the school spirit, which poured out during Friday’s Fall Sting,...

News Analysis: How the pandemics of 1918 and 2020 affected student life on campus

News Analysis: How the pandemics of 1918 and 2020 affected student life on campus

By Kami Lim, Editor-in-chief October 5, 2021

Hackley was 19 years old in 1918 when the last global pandemic interrupted life on the hilltop. The first world war was coming to a close and a new strain of influenza, misattributed to Spain and still...

Sophomores took advantage of the turf fields and competed in a cornhole tournament. The grade was divided into teams of two for this event.

First Friday 2021

By Griffin Senyek and Sami Rowbottom September 29, 2021

This year’s First Friday activities engaged students across the upper school in a variety of grade-specific activities. Freshman scattered throughout the campus, collecting supplies to build sea-worthy...

Head of School Michael Wirtz addressed the school body via Zoom. Students viewed the event as they gathered in their respective homerooms. Although the rain prevented an in-person Convocation, students helped conclude the event with a resounding Go Hack!

Convocation 21-22

September 18, 2021

At the beginning of each school year, the Hackley community gathers for Convocation on Akin Common. This year, the event was supposed to be in person for the first time since the pandemic, but took place...

Mr. KIng pauses for a final photo with members of the class of 21.

Commencement 2021

By Alina Watson, Editor-in-chief July 13, 2021

Students, parents, and faculty all gathered under a tent on Pickert Field for the first time since before the pandemic for an in-person graduation for the class of ‘21. Commencement normally takes...

Mental Health at Hackley

Mental Health at Hackley

By Bella Wasserman, Staff Writer June 9, 2021

The past few months have been an incredibly draining time for students all over the world, contending with the loneliness of quarantine, the stress of school, and overall exhaustion. The rate of depression...

The Future of Trimester 2 Exams

By Theo Saujet, Staff Writer June 7, 2021

Adaptations to school life during COVID-19 led the administration to the decision to cancel trimester two exams this year. The cancelation of these exams led to a debate within the Hackley administration;...

Freshman Harry Rosenthal performs Fine By Me By Andy Grammer as on of the opening acts of the Spring Coffeehouse

Spring Coffeehouse

By Emily Koch, Design Editor May 19, 2021

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