The Dial

Hackley School's recorded information of positive pool test results. There is a visible spike in positive cases in the period of and around winter break.

Students Should Follow COVID-19 Protocols during Spring Break

By Sky Safriet March 18, 2021

Spring break for the 2020-2021 academic year is right around the corner, and amid rising levels of vaccination among the U.S. population, lifted restrictions on gathering capacity and mask-wearing in various...

Spring Sports Practices Begin

Spring Sports Practices Begin

By Griffin Senyek, Events Editor March 14, 2021

Even with remnants of snow still remaining on the Hackley campus, spring sports kicked off Tuesday, March 9th. That said, interscholastic competition is still on hold, confirming the cancellation of a...

Winter Sports Review

Winter Sports Review

By Griffin Senyek and Jack Meyer February 4, 2021

Winter season has arrived upon the Hilltop, which means that winter sports have kicked off. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, winter sports have had to adapt to the guidelines in place, keeping teams...

Students find a way to work socially distanced during free periods.

Different Perspectives on Hackley’s Reopening

By Gabriella Parasnis and Emily Koch January 20, 2021

In recent months, people all over the world have been immersed in strange new circumstances. Many of these vast changes have been implemented right here on the Hilltop. One of the biggest changes and problems...

Mr. King addresses the Upper School members of the Air and Share. There were over 150 students and faculty present to take part in the discussion.

An Air and Share for the Capitol Hill Protest

By Sky Safriet, Editor-in-chief January 15, 2021

Trump supporters and other right-wing affiliates stormed the Capitol building this past Wednesday, January 6, in response to Donald Trump’s projected election loss, spurred on by unfounded claims of...

Brandon Bernard’s Death Illuminates the Question of Bias in the Criminal Justice System

Brandon Bernard’s Death Illuminates the Question of Bias in the Criminal Justice System

By Eki Uzamere, Editor-in-chief January 15, 2021

Brandon Bernard was unjustly put to death by the federal government on Thursday, December 10th, 2020. He was 18 when he, and a gang of others, took part in a robbery that resulted in the murder of youth...

Changes on Campus With Incoming Cold Weather

Changes on Campus With Incoming Cold Weather

By Bella Wasserman January 7, 2021

Winter has arrived on the Hilltop, and so have the problems of managing COVID procedures in colder weather. As we return from break, students should continue to expect changes on campus to help us adapt...

To participate in the Holiday Food Drive, there is a collection table outside of Ms. Coy's office. The last day to donate is on Thursday, December 17th. Currently, the food pantry is looking for healthy breakfast foods, peanut butter, shelf stable milk, and quick cooking oats. Some special items for the Holidays that families would like to receive are coffee, tea, boxed cake mixes and sweet treats. 

Season of Giving: Hackley Holds a Holiday Food Drive

Hackley hosts a Food Drive to deliver food to residents of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow
By Hadley Chapman, Managing Editor December 16, 2020

The Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools are hosting a Holiday food drive to collect items for the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. You can participate in the annual Holiday Food Drive...

What the Post-Thanksgiving Remote Week Will Look Like

Students and teachers will follow a modified schedule during the week of November 30th.
By Akshi Khowala and Gabriella Parasnis November 18, 2020

Through these unprecedented times, Hackley has managed to pull through and provide the best in-person and hybrid experience possible for its students. With the weekly testing and social distancing...

In a research study conducted at UC Riverside, researchers found that on average, supporters of Biden had a higher average anxiety scale than Trump Supporters on an anxiety scale. This anxiety scale specifically measured worries about the outcome of the 2020 election.

Emotions after election

By Hannah Carey, News Editor November 18, 2020

With the upcoming presidential election, there is a flood of emotions coming from the Hackley student body. Coming alongside recent issues such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the struggling economy,...

U.S. Census Bureau

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

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...

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.

COVID-19 Testing at Hackley

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,...

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