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The Hilltop Buzzes with First Friday Festivities

The Hilltop Buzzes with First Friday Festivities

Photo credit: Lei Anne Rabeje, co-Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2017


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After three days back on the hilltop, the Upper School took a break from their regular schedule to kick off the year with First Friday activities. Whether it's the senior class playing spike ball on the Quad, the juniors writing and performing their speeches, the sophomores volunteering at Philipsburg...

Senior class hosts annual P.S. 81 Dodgeball Tournament

Senior class hosts annual P.S. 81 Dodgeball Tournament

Photo credit: Lei Anne Rabeje, Politics Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under Community Service, News

On Wednesday, May 31st, Hackley's senior class hosted their last P.S. 81 Dodgeball Tournament at the Zetkov Athletic Center. The P.S. 81 Dodgeball Tournament is an annual event that began in 2014. It was inspired by the Class of 2017's dedication to their community service project with P.S. 81, a public...

Newly elected officers transition into roles on Council

Newly elected officers transition into roles on Council

Photo credit: Bridget Barsanti, Arts Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under Community Council, News, Politics

President - Francesca Docters Fran’s experience and dedication to council makes her a qualified President. She has served on council since sophomore year as grade representative and clerk. “I’ve seen where we have struggled and thrived in the past and I’m willing to go great measures to pro...

Hackley Salutes Class of 2017 at 118th Commencement

Hackley Salutes Class of 2017 at 118th Commencement

Photo credit: Lei Anne Rabeje, Politics Editor

June 10, 2017


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On Saturday, June 10th, Hackley held its 118th annual Commencement activities. Seniors Uriel Garcia and Isabella Ampil addressed their class as this year's Salutatorian and Valedictorian, respectively, speaking highly of their Hackley experiences and their futures as graduates. Accompanying their...

Hackley introduces new courses for 2017-2018 school year

Photo credit: Hannah Urken, Lifestyles Editor

May 15, 2017


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English After four years of Ghost Stories and Afraid of Children, the English Department has announced the new English Courses. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Insanity and Gumshoes are both unique courses that will challenge students to think critically and learn to apply theory. Senior English Teacher Mr. Lo...

The Dial welcomes new leadership team for ’17-’18

The Dial welcomes new leadership team for ’17-’18

Photo credit: Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2017


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After an intense application process, The Dial is pleased to announce its next senior leadership staff: Editors-in-Chief Lei Anne Rabeje and Olivia Weinberg and Online Editor Alexi Sandhu. Along with newly appointed section editors, this team will guide The Dial into its next stage of development, work...

Round Square Regional Conference 2017: Continuing Coverage

Round Square Regional Conference 2017: Continuing Coverage

Photo credit: Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2017


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Hackley is incredibly excited to welcome 72 Middle School student delegates and 32 teachers from fellow Round Square schools around the world for the 2017 Round Square Conference of the Americas from April 20-26! The delegates will spend seven days exploring Democracy in the Big Apple, traveling ...

Young Round Square 2017 Timeline

Young Round Square 2017 Timeline

Photo credit: Alexi Sandhu, Online Editor

April 20, 2017


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Hackley will be hosting its first Young Round Square Regional conference this week. Learn more about what the 2017 YRS delegates will be doing as they explore all there is to do in New York City!

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Forbes Lecturer Michael Bierut has his designs on graphics and writing

Forbes Lecturer Michael Bierut has his designs on graphics and writing

Photo credit: Cory Gorczycki, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


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Graphic design may not be something that you consciously and often think about, but it impacts almost every part of your life: every sign, every logo, even the typeface in every word you read. Last week, the Hackley community had the unique opportunity to listen to the 2016-17 Forbes Lecturer, M...

Hackley hosts Round Square Regional Conference

Hackley hosts Round Square Regional Conference

Photo credit: Cole Wyman, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


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After several years of Hackley students going abroad to participate in Round Square Conferences, this year, middle school students from all over the world will travel to the Big Apple. Over 100 student representatives from 30 schools around the globe will attend the Conference hosted by Hackley from April 20...

English department designs new senior curriculum

English department designs new senior curriculum

Photo credit: Will Goldsmith, Assistant Arts Editor

April 12, 2017


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As the world enters a new age of political, social and economic reality, the Upper School’s English Department seeks to enrich Hackley students with useful knowledge derived from literature. Members of the Upper School’s ninth, tenth and eleventh grades were recently granted the opportunity to vote...

Photos of the Day: April 2017

Photos of the Day: April 2017

Photo credit: Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2017


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Join Editor-in-Chief Benjy Renton on a journey through the happenings on the Hilltop this month, one photo a day. Photos by Benjy Renton unless otherwise noted.

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