The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

Upcoming Changes to the Cycle Schedule

Upcoming Changes to the Cycle Schedule

By Charlotte Feehan and Maura McGlarry March 10, 2022

After more than 12 years of school life with Hackley’s current scheduling system, administrators have decided to take the time to review, reflect, and possibly change the schedule in a way that puts...

Senior Clare Didden performs her own song Around the Bend. Diddens performance was her first in front of an audience of her original piece.

Live Audience Returns to Winter Coffeehouse

By Griffin Senyek, Events Editor March 7, 2022

Hosts Niky Dhakad and Serina Fasciano led a night full of fun at the Winter Coffeehouse. The night featured ten performances that took the audience through a variety of music, with songs by various artists...

A student studies trigonometry in preparation for their exam. On average students spend about 1-2 hours preparing for individual subject tests. When studying for cumulative exams, students can spend 6+ hours.

New format for midterms

By Akshi Khowala, Opinion Editor January 6, 2022

Two weeks of caffeine loading and sleep deprivation. This was a reality for many Hackley students during the February midterm weeks. Midterms are an integral part of the curriculum, as they promote long-term...

David Sykes was victorious in the tournament, beating Michael Wirtz in the finals. There were 43 participants who came and displayed their skills.

Ping Pong Tournament

By Sami Rowbottom January 5, 2022

On Thursday, December 17th, 43 ping pong players came to the chapel for an exciting and entertaining tournament. Organized by senior Sid Shah, students and faculty, came together for a great cause and...

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...

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