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Michelle Crepeau takes on role of Dean of the Class of ‘21

Michelle Crepeau takes on role of Dean of the Class of ‘21

By Bailey Griffen, Senior News Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under News

With the start of the new school year, French teacher Michelle Crepeau steps into her role as dean of the Class of 2021. She enters the dean team with an ardent sense of enthusiasm and excitement for her opportunity to help guide the freshman class through the next four years.   Although this will...

Gender bender: Dress code moves past gender binary

By Olivia Weinberg, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017


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Gender neutral is a term that has been tossed around recently from social activists to celebrities to social media. It also applies to the modified school-wide dress code. While the dress code remains largely the same, there are a few key aspects missing. For starters, the individual sections designating...

Walter Johnson Health and Wellness Center construction update

Walter Johnson Health and Wellness Center construction update

By Bridget Barsanti, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2017


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Director of Finance Peter McAndrew took The Dial on a tour of the gym construction. In April and May, the concrete was poured, and the floors and roof were completed. Everything that is going to be seen on the inside has been completed since June. The Walter Johnson Health and Wellness Center in...

Another Successful Club Fair

By Jordan Miller, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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With just under  50 clubs and service initiatives represented, Hackley hosted another impressive and diverse club fair this September. Many successful new clubs emerged this year including Coral Reefs Club, Middle School Mentors, Pirate Club and Books and Breakfast. Neil Singh, co-president of Hack Me...

Junior First Friday Speeches

Junior First Friday Speeches

By Dylan Wade, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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The Junior class spent their First Friday writing personal speeches which were later presented in the chapel. The speeches were first read to small groups of students who voted for their favorite, and the winning speeches were performed to the whole grade. The speeches reflected the wide variety of p...

2017 Round Square International Conference: Ongoing Coverage

2017 Round Square International Conference: Ongoing Coverage

By Alexa Augustine and Alexi Sandhu

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Slider

October 11th: Our Round Square delegation has just gotten back from their trip after being hosted by the St. Cyprian’s school and their host families and after a post-conference trip exploring the southern region of South Africa! Community service projects, animal-spotting safaris, birthday celebra...

USA Day Rallies The Hive in Preparation for the Fall Sting

USA Day Rallies The Hive in Preparation for the Fall Sting

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Monday, the halls were buzzing with Hackley apparel, Tuesday, stars and stripes decked the halls, and the rest of the week continued with various other spirit days, culminating on Friday with the Hackley community dressing in all black. The week of before the Fall Sting (Hackley’s seasonal homecoming),...

The Hilltop Buzzes with First Friday Festivities

The Hilltop Buzzes with First Friday Festivities

By Lei Anne Rabeje, co-Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2017


Filed under News, Slider

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

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Politics Editor

June 13, 2017


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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

By 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

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Politics Editor

June 10, 2017


Filed under News, Slider

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

By Hannah Urken, Lifestyles Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under News

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...

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