The Dial

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...

Upper School end-of-year schedule

Upper School end-of-year schedule

By William Goldsmith, Editor-in-chief

May 19, 2018


Filed under News

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, and the Dial would like to remind students of the Upper School calendar for the few weeks of school that remain.   The two-assessment rule is in effect Monday, 21 May, Tuesday, 22 May, and Wednesday, 23 May. English and Science teachers have as...

2018 All School Community Council candidate statements

April 9, 2018


Filed under Community Council, News, Politics

Candidates for All School Community Council positions will deliver their speeches on April 13, 2018. Each candidate is required to craft a statement describing what qualifies them for the position they are running for, what they have done for the school, and what their goals are for next year. All School Cand...

Hackley School students host a walkout in conjunction with schools nationwide

Hackley School students host a walkout in conjunction with schools nationwide

By Will Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, Slider

Upper School students engaged in a student-led walkout at 10:00 am on March 14, 2018 to honor the lives of the victims of the Parkland shooting, and to call for meaningful gun regulation reform. Hundreds of students and many teachers flocked to Akin Common for a moment of silence that commemorated the l...

The Dial’s Blast from the Past: Celebrating Black History month

By Olivia Weinberg, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2018


Filed under News

This issue’s Blast from the Past commemorates Black History Month, with an article written for the Dial by Thomas E. Diggs Jr. ‘69. Diggs served as school president his senior year and was among some of the first Black students Hackley admitted in the 1960s. The first African student at Hackle...

Community Council’s Snowball 2018 was a hit for the students this year!

Community Council’s Snowball 2018 was a hit for the students this year!

By Alexi Sandhu and Georgia Panitz

February 13, 2018


Filed under News, Slider

Snowball 2018 with its theme of Silver and Gold was pulled off by the Community Council and was in a large part a major success. Hundreds of golden lights transformed the walls of the PAC while silver wrapped kisses and other chocolates littered the tables. The mood was set by DJ Zaya Gooding who...

Makerspace Encourages Creative Spark

Makerspace Encourages Creative Spark

By Lauren Ahern, Assistant Feature Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under News, Science and Tech

Walking into the new Makerspace, it’s hard not to be inspired by the lego and cardboard covered tables and turquoise walls covered in doodles and messages. With different materials and machines available for the creative drive of students and teachers alike, the Makerspace was created in hopes of facilit...

Timeline of 2017

Timeline of 2017

By Jordan Miller, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Timelines, Uncategorized

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Hackley affirms its commitment to fostering cultural understanding at Round Square Conference

Hackley affirms its commitment to fostering cultural understanding at Round Square Conference

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

On October 9th, a group of delegates representing Hackley returned to New York after a Round Square trip to South Africa. The group was made up of seniors Francesca Docters and Julian Epps, juniors Varun Krishna and Grant Albright, sophomore Paola Garcia, and faculty members Dr. Adrianne Pierce and Mr. Ste...

Michelle Crepeau takes on role of Dean of the Class of ‘21

Michelle Crepeau takes on role of Dean of the Class of ‘21

By Bailey Griffen, Senior News Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under News

With the start of the new school year, French teacher Michelle Crepeau steps into her role as dean of the Class of 2021. She enters the dean team with an ardent sense of enthusiasm and excitement for her opportunity to help guide the freshman class through the next four years.   Although this will...

Gender bender: Dress code moves past gender binary

By Olivia Weinberg, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under News

Gender neutral is a term that has been tossed around recently from social activists to celebrities to social media. It also applies to the modified school-wide dress code. While the dress code remains largely the same, there are a few key aspects missing. For starters, the individual sections designating...

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