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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...

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...

History teacher Michael Bass shows students and faculty a map in the Lindsay Room. Throughout the presentation, various maps and timelines were shown to students, with explanations given by Mr. Klimenko and Mr. Bass. Students and faculty attended the round table, listening attentively to the presentation.

History Department Hosts Israel/Gaza Roundtable

By Rebecca Ingles, Opinion Editor November 21, 2023

Anticipation was palpable as students and faculty filled up the Lindsay Room last month to hear about the Israel/Hamas war. “The Hackley community is very interested in learning more, they’re very...

A hallmark of the HPAs responsibility is their work in the Tuck. Students enjoy the array of snacks to choose from if they are hungry throughout the day or after school. The HPA organizes a shift schedule to ensure that the work in the Tuck runs smoothly.

Where Does The Money Go: An Inside Look into the Inner-workings of the HPA and the Tuck

By Maura McGlarry, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2023

Have you ever wondered who chooses what items are sold in the Tuck? Who organizes Coffee Houses? Well, the answer is the Hackley Parents Association (HPA). The HPA plays a vital role in the behind-the-scenes...

In recent years, inflatable costumes have become especially popular for young kids looking to wear something fun for Halloween. Two popular inflatable styles involve legs riding a horse or dinosaur and an alien in the midst of abducting a child. Students also enjoy dressing up as their favorite foods; this student is dressed as a cup of ramen.

Halloween Parade

By Charlotte Feehan, Feature Editor (Sports) November 8, 2023

Lining the sidewalks and filling Akin Common, students, teachers, and parents awaited the arrival of the parade. Halloween music blasted from speakers, welcoming a procession of witches, aliens, and animals...

Messi Playing in the United States

Messi Playing in the United States

By Angelina Hummel, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

Lionel Messi is arguably one of the best soccer players in the entire world. The season before Messi came to Inter Miami, the team struggled for success, ending the season with only six wins. This...

Ms. Herlihy helps kids overcome learning disabilities. At Hackley, she works with Upper School students in the learning center in Goodhue. She is excited to meet and work with the Upper School students this upcoming year.

New Faculty Spotlight: Ms. Herlihy

By Gabriella Petriello, Staff Writer October 20, 2023

“Helping students with learning differences know they are still capable and as smart as everyone else is my favorite part of this job,” said Jennifer Herlihy, the newest Upper School learning specialist. Ms....

Not much is changing in the world of the ACT now that the test makers are piloting a digital version in December of 2023.

The ACT Goes Online

By Rebecca Ingles, Opinion Editor October 20, 2023

Almost anything can be done digitally today, and the ACT is no longer an exception. On May 30, 2023, Janet Godwin, the CEO of ACT, announced that the ACT would be introducing a new digital format...

Close to 8:00 a.m., with ten minutes left to get to class, cars and buses continue to pile up on Benedict Avenue.

The Issues of Benedict Avenue

By Olivia Houck, Feature Editor October 19, 2023

It’s a gamble: will you make it to the top swiftly, or will you be stuck in traffic for 15 minutes and be late? Benedict Avenue is notorious for making students and faculty late, and just being annoying....

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