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Scheduling issues affect some JV teams attendance at Sting

Scheduling issues affect some JV teams attendance at Sting

By Hannah Ostfield, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Fall, News, Slider, Sports

The Hackley Stings were created by parents involved in the HPA who wanted to give the lower and middle school students the opportunity to take part in the widespread school spirit of the upper school. The face fainting and bouncy castles sparked excitement in the younger kids, making them want to atten...

Alumni weekend kicked off by Spirit Week in the Upper School

Alumni weekend kicked off by Spirit Week in the Upper School

By Hadley Chapman, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under News

Tie Dye, superheroes, Hawaiian shirts, Oh my! Spirit week is a tradition at high schools. Hackley’s Community Council made spirit week coincide with the David Allison Memorial Soccer Game on the evening of  Friday, October 12, and the games on Alumni Day, October 13.   The Spirit Week include...

Strategic plan made public

Strategic plan made public

By William Goldsmith, Editor-in-chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under News

Change is difficult. But it is also necessary. Like the great British statesman Winston Churchill once said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Headmaster Michael Wirtz made the strategic plan public to the entire Hackley community on 15 October 2018. The new strategic plan seeks...

Heat wave hits the Hilltop

Heat wave hits the Hilltop

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under News

With 2018 on pace to be the 4th hottest year on record according to NOAA data, the effects of high temperatures have made their way to Hackley’s campus. Throughout the first week of the 2018-2019 school year, temperatures consistently reached into the 90’s, with near 100% humidity causing RealFeel temperatu...

About time: freshman hallway gets a makeover

About time: freshman hallway gets a makeover

By Lauren Ahern, News Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Slider

The floor in the freshman hallway and surrounding area received a face-lift this past summer, repairing the previously uneven subflooring and carpeting. The carpeting was replaced with a light grey, luxury vinyl planking in hopes of enlivening the space and being a more efficient material for flooring. The Dial Editorial Board commends the administration for making a move t...

Hackley Delegation Reports from Round Square International Conference

Hackley Delegation Reports from Round Square International Conference

September 29, 2018


Filed under News, Slider, Uncategorized

News from RSIC in Ontario, Canada, hosted by Appleby College September 29th - October 5th 10/7/2018 - by Alex Goldman On Wednesday, we woke up at 7:00 for our last day at Muskoka Woods Camp. After packing away our Muskoka linens, finishing packing up, and having breakfast, we met up with our bara...

Juniors were challenged to write and present speeches on First Friday

Juniors were challenged to write and present speeches on First Friday

By Ella Jones, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Slider

As the class of 2020 entered their junior year, they carried on the First Friday tradition of speechwriting. Each and every junior writes a brief speech on a topic of their choosing and presents the finished product before their peers. The day featured anything from a guest speaker to students prese...

Sophomores participate in First Friday activities without access to their cellphones

Sophomores participate in First Friday activities without access to their cellphones

By Sophie Thomas and Hadley Chapman

September 12, 2018


Filed under News

Coming back to school after summer can be a rude awakening for some, and the sophomore class First Friday trip was a perfect way for students to disconnect from school work and to reconnect with peers. Sophomore students spent their First Friday at Teatown Lake Reservation, a nature preserve in Ossining, New York. Students participated in two sessions in the morning. One session involved an educational ...

Class of 2022 advisories compete in First Friday boat races

Class of 2022 advisories compete in First Friday boat races

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under News, Slider

In keeping with First Friday tradition, the class of 2022 delved into a day of boat building for the Annual Freshman Boat Race this past Friday. Teams of students spent the  cloudy morning running around campus in hopes of finding materials for boat construction, ultimately gathering in the courtyard...

New pool facility completed

New pool facility completed

By Ella Jones, Opinion Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under News, Slider

In the midst of preseason, members of the 2017-2018 swim team gathered to celebrate the opening of the new pool facility. The pool is the final piece of the Johnson Health and Wellness Center to be completed. “We’re certainly very excited to have the last piece of the puzzle [of] the Johnson Ce...

Administrators and students wrestle with the recent Juul trend in the Upper School

Administrators and students wrestle with the recent Juul trend in the Upper School

By Lei Anne Rabeje and Emmy Wenstrup

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Slider, Uncategorized

“It calms you down or makes you think it does,” said an anonymous Hackley student on Juuling. Juul, the most popular brand of e-cigarettes, launched in 2015 with a mission “to eliminate cigarettes by offering existing adult smokers with a true alternative to combustible cigarettes.” Although...

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