The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

Two ten year old girls browsed the aisles at Sephora. They stopped at the Drunk Elephant stand and looked at the retinol products. These products are harmful to childrens skin and can cause aging rather than anti-aging.

Young Children Cause Havoc in Sephora

By Angelina Hummel, Assistant Features Editor June 3, 2024

Scrolling through TikTok, you are bound to come across a “get ready with me” (GRWM) video, where creators record themselves getting ready for the day, showing their skincare and makeup routine. Recently,...

Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Lecture to Upper School

Distinguished Yale Professor Delivers Lecture to Upper School

By Charlie Perlman, Editor-In-Chief May 29, 2024

Why would one of the most famous constitutional law scholars who is highly cited by the Supreme Court take the time to speak at a high school? For Akhil Amar, the answer is simple: educating young people...

Cast members Cassandra Stand, Lilly Rosenthal, Asher Navas, Alex Booth, Arya Gauba, Ava Cronin, and Mikayla stand together for the plays finale! Voices blend together as their songs flows across the stage.

Behind the Curtains: Preparation behind Hackley Musicals

By Joshua Lee, Feature Editor May 21, 2024

A gentle hush falls over the auditorium as curtains rise and spotlights shine. In the wake of silence, the stage of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown rushes to life, performers finding their spots and...

Within the past few months many colleges have made the switch back to requiring test scores. Although the reasons varied, the overarching theme was a push for making sure that students from underrepresented communities do not have a disadvantage in the admission process. Standardized testing allows for every student to be on the same playing field.

Colleges Reinstate Test Policies Due to New Data

By Giulia Sorvillo, Design Editor of Print April 24, 2024

As the school year comes to an end and the current juniors get ready to begin their applications for colleges, stress fills the atmosphere as several schools have announced that they will no longer be...

Although the affect of COVID-19 has been on a decline with less cases and deaths allowing most of us to remain mask free, people on the Hilltop are still choosing to mask up. Personal health concerns as well as helping an elderly neighbor are reasons as to why middle school science teacher Emma Olsen still wears a mask years after the COVID-19 pandemic began. Since I am helping take care of him, you know I go over to work with his dogs, that kind of thing; I dont want to bring [the virus] home to him, Ms. Olsen said.

The Virus That Never Ends

By Fernanda Paz, Feature Editor of Community & Service March 13, 2024

“Students, please turn your cameras on,” is something that we don’t usually hear anymore. Since 2022, students and teachers have not returned to Zoom school after it became a staple in our post-break...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Musicians’ Competition

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Musicians’ Competition

By Joshua Lee, Feature Editor March 7, 2024

From Hackley’s Zetkov to Bergen County Academies flow the delicate notes of Brahms' A Major Piano Quartet, First Movement. Starting in both clarity and precision, Hackley senior musicians Aniketh Arvind,...

Seniors study and hangout in the senior lounge during their free periods. After the installation of the new couches and configuration, there were different emotions about this new change. Some seniors were excited to spend time in the revamped space, while others felt like this ruined the old vibe of the senior lounge.

New Couches or Real Problems: A Dive Into Funding at Hackley

By Alessia Sorvillo, Design Editor of Online March 6, 2024

One day this fall, seniors entering the senior lounge were surprised to find new furniture waiting for them. Since then, some students have been questioning: are there greater needs at Hackley that could...

Storylines for Super Bowl 58

Storylines for Super Bowl 58

By Charlie Perlman, Features Editor February 11, 2024

This 2023-2024 NFL season has been full of incredible storylines that have captivated not only American football fans but also international supporters and Taylor Swift fans. After a long journey, the...

Mr. Greens art classroom is one of the many that will be left empty once the new Center For Creative Arts and Technology opens. With this new change, many administrators and other faculty are beginning to think about what to do with these empty classrooms.

What To Make of Vacant Space?

By Alessia Sorvillo, Design Editor of Online January 30, 2024

With the creation of the new Center for Creative Arts and Technology, many of the computer science and art classrooms in the Upper and Middle School will be left empty, leaving students with lingering...

New Year Review: Plans for the Future

New Year Review: Plans for the Future

By Joshua Lee, Features Editor January 29, 2024

A blazing vibrant sky enveloped in arid heat slowly shifts to colorful streets of red-orange-and yellow hues. Shades fade on hills topped with chills and pristine white, to a rejuvenating transformation...

Shabaka Shakur stuck to his truth and was able to right the wrongs in his life. He came to Hackley with the mission to educate Hackley students on the law and their rights. Shakur wants to help others avoid the situation that he went through.

Innocence Project Speaker Shabaka Shakur Rivets Upper School Students at Roundtable

By Charlie Perlman, Features Editor January 12, 2024

Imagine being wrongfully convicted of killing one of your closest friends and then spending the next 27 and a half years in prison paying for a crime you didn’t commit. Your friends, family, and everyone...

Sophomore artist Zion Bennett drew a portrait of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce displaying their professions; Kelce with a football and Swift with a guitar.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s Relationship Sparks Controversy

By Sarah Barsanti, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

Is it a publicity stunt or true love? This question has been prominent in the minds of the fan bases of singer Taylor Swift and football player Travis Kelce. The new relationship between these two celebrities...

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