The Dial

2020 US Census Continues Despite Challenges from COVID-19 and Trump Administration

U.S. Census Bureau

By Bella Wasserman

October 28, 2020

From social media ads to yard signs to government officials showing up at your house, news of the 2020 Census has been everywhere, but what exactly is the Census? The Census is a mandatory count of the US population that is conducted every 10 years. First instituted in 1790, the Census is mandated in...

COVID-19 Testing at Hackley

Sophomore Catie O'Rourke hands in her sample. The testing officials are there to log the samples and help scan QR codes, which are used to identify the sample number.

By Chloe Yancovich and Samantha Rowbottom

October 16, 2020

With the ongoing pandemic, a new normal comes to the campus. Every Friday, students come into school with a small vial of saliva ready to be pool-tested for COVID-19. After three weeks of pool testing, the process has been systemized and is running relatively smoothly given the size of the Hackley community....

2020 Election

2020 Election

By Hannah Ostfield, Feature Editor

October 7, 2020

It’s been four years since many of us sat stuck to our couches, eyes glued to the TV, nervously awaiting the results of the 2016 presidential election. Now, four years later, we are about to experience the same long-awaited night. While it is especially important to stay educated on political issues...

Convocation 2020

Convocation 2020

By Max Calman, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2020

On September 9th, for the first time in Hackley's history, the year was started with every student attending the yearly tradition of Convocation in a digital environment. Normally, every student, Kindergarten through 12th grade, meets on Akin Common to hear speeches from Head of School Micheal Wirtz,...

Students organize voter registration event

Noah wanted to organize this event because

By Eki Uzamere, Editor-in-chief

September 23, 2020

To celebrate National Voter Registration Week, students — Noah Tirschwell, Gainsley Korengold, Charlie Rudge, Zach Yusaf, Max Calman, Mira Zaslow, Kaitlyn Qu, Maya Miller, Jonathan Brewster, and Destiny Stephen — held a voter registration drive in the Grille Room during lunch to register student...

Academic Material Missed During Remote Learning

As the remote school schedule shortens the amount of class time spent, many students fear having to continue remote learning into the summer. Workload and less class time than normal are reflected in comparing binder sizes from the previous year.

By Kami Lim, Opinion Editor

July 24, 2020

“Going down to just to classes that are 45 minutes each, I have really tried to cut the curriculum and unfortunately I do not really get to go into depth on topics I am covering with my classes,” Ms. Crepeau, Upper School Dean and French language teacher said. At the beginning of online school,...

Students Call Out the Administration’s Inaction Toward Recent Events of Racial Injustice

Students Call Out the Administration's Inaction Toward Recent Events of Racial Injustice

By Eki Uzamere, Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2020

Remote learning came to an end on June 3rd, but not without controversy. As a result of the world’s instability and overtly racist institutions, students are speaking out against Hackley's own shortcomings. Unrest throughout the country has been building due to several events including the deaths...

Students from the Independent Research Program and Advanced Biology visit Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Hackley IRP students took a field trip to Regeneron facilitated by Dr. Yancopoulos, father of four Hackley alumni.

By Ying Ku, Managing Editor for Copy

December 19, 2019

Standing in a line against the wall, students gazed through a glass barrier separating themselves from an intricate, multi-million dollar machine for staining. The machine was operated by two scientists in lab coats and is capable of completing more work than fifty scientists would on a workbench. This w...

Students react to the switch in online platforms: New HOL prompts mixed responses

Senior Jaewoo Bang navigates through the Schoology interface to view his English assignments.

By Jared Tilliss, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2019

As students settle themselves back into another year on the hilltop, there is one major difference which no one can ignore: the beloved Hackley Online (or HOL) has changed. The alternative, a two-part system consisting of programs called Veracross and Schoology, has become the main functional interface f...

Tuck changes spark controversy

Before this year, students were free to buy sugary snacks and drinks at any point during the school day. This fall, that changed. Students have expressed their frustrations with the new policy, but have admitted that not being able to buy what they want has saved them a lot of money.

By Nicky Wind, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

This year, students walking into the Tuck in the morning for a candy bar have been leaving empty-handed. The Tuck has recently implemented new rules which do not allow students to purchase any candy or iced tea until 2:00 PM. Those who regularly bought these foods before are not happy and are demanding...

Fire devastates Ossining’s beloved Landmark Diner

Another sad scene, the only remains of the diner atop the tiled flooring. The entire area is closed off with barricades, fencing, and police tape to leave the construction area open. As Ari Thanos, owner of the diner stated in a Facebook post,

By Max Calman, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

On August 22nd, a fire destroyed the Landmark Diner in Ossining, displacing many of its employees and leaving behind only a pile of rubble. No patrons or employees were injured, but two firefighters were admitted to the hospital due to heat exhaustion. Before the fire, Hackley students frequented the...

What the bell is going on?

The lack of bells bookending classes caused controversy throughout the student body.

By Eki Uzamere, Senior Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

If you are one of the many who had been frantic last week, scurrying to class, lost without the helpful ding of school bells, you’re in luck. According to the upper school Director, Andy King, the bells are back to stay.  Mr. King says he “left it in the hands of [our] teachers.” The teacher...

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