The Dial

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...

Club Fair

Club leaders Emma Lauerwald, Emma Brennan, Gabe Baez, and Sean Ford (from left) attract underclassmen to sign up for the soup kitchen club. The group has a devoted band of members who attend their community service events.

October 8, 2019

The annual Club Fair was in full swing on Tuesday, October 17th, and the quad was buzzing with students who enjoyed the weather and learned about the many different opportunities on campus. Club leaders brought various decorations and food to entice new students to join their organizations. A to...

The beginning of chapel talks: seniors reflect and advise

In a reflective piece about the role that music plays in his identity, senior Oren Tirschwell delivers a rousing speech to ninth and tenth graders. He advises them to be mindful of the way that offhand comments affect those around them, and to inquire about their peers' interests rather than poke fun at them.

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

September 25, 2019

There is little more daunting than addressing personal values and struggles in front of an audience of more than two-hundred judgy teenagers. However, every year, dozens of Hackley seniors volunteer to do just that.  As students who have persevered for more than three years of the Upper Schoo...

First Friday on the Hilltop: a sneak peek into gradewide activities

Sophomores Logan Oscher and Hannah Carrey attempt to find the next number of their scavenger using their map of Tea Town. Students were left with only compasses and maps as they explored the woods and looked for the next number in their hunt.

September 9, 2019

Students participated in various grade level activities to celebrate the first Friday of the school year. These events, aptly named "First Friday," are a tradition on the Hilltop and present an opportunity for students to reconnect with, or meet, their grade members as well as reflect on the first three...

New “HOL” to launch in September

This is a sample image of what a home screen will look like on Schoology.

By Lauren Ahern, Managing Editor of Social Media

May 22, 2019

Starting next school year, Hackley will be moving on from our current Learning Management System (LMS), known as “HOL.” Hackley will now have two integrated Management Systems: Veracross, a Student Information System (SIS), which has already been used this past year to post progress reports as wel...

The new generation of poetry: Instagram Poets fail to capture respect in the poetic world

The new generation of poetry: Instagram Poets fail to capture respect in the poetic world

By Eki Uzamere, Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2019

With the rise of Instagram poetry, there are rumblings about what kind of wordsmith will dominate the poetry landscape for the next few decades and whether or not they are equipped for the job. By definition, “Insta-poets” are the Instagrammers with accounts widely focused on poetry. Having r...

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