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Senior Letter to Underclassmen

Senior Letter to Underclassmen

By Olivia Weinberg and Lei Anne Rabeje

October 26, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Now that days of lounging by a pool or sitting on the beach and laughing with friends have come to a close, the Editors-in-Chief would like to offer a bit of advice. Freshmen, welcome to the Upper School! Don’t worry if classes or older students seem daunting. Take time to meet people a...

Summer reading empowers students to grow as scholars and citizens

Summer reading empowers students to grow as scholars and citizens

By William Goldsmith, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion, Slider

Summer reading challenges students to grow as critical thinkers, and it also provides students the opportunity to use books as instruments of stimulation and repose during the months of summer. As students come back to the Hilltop to begin the new school year, they do so with active, healthy...

Students express opinion about class rank

Students express opinion about class rank

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After sending out a poll to the entire Hackley student body on Thursday September 28th, the Dial staff has received more than 370 responses about the issue of class rank. Class rank is defined as a system in which students are listed based on their grades, and is implemented at many high schools for...

Inclusivity and empathy: pillars of a “more perfect” Hackley

Inclusivity and empathy: pillars of a “more perfect” Hackley

By The Editorial Board

June 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Transgender rights are human rights and human rights are transgender rights. For most people, using a restroom is a nonchalant and seemingly trivial activity. Transgender individuals, however, are often confronted with the issue of whether they ought to use the bathroom aligning with the gender they w...

A letter from the Disabled Advocates Organization

June 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

To the Hackley community, Ableism is a theory that means discrimination against people with disabilities, or less abled than what we would deem healthy. This theory led to the creation of a handicap club on campus called the Disabilities Advocates Organization, who seeks to spread education to the...

Camaraderie and community: legacies and their profound importance

Camaraderie and community: legacies and their profound importance

By The Editorial Board

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Traditions are crucial aspects of our culture. As a nation, tailgating, watching Super Bowl commercials, and Black Friday shopping sprees are ingrained into our customs. For high school students, senior parking lots, senior pranks, and senior skip days have been traditions for decades, etched into the...

Afrofuturism aesthetic: black is the new black

Afrofuturism aesthetic: black is the new black

By Raghav Chopra, Assistant Politics Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

Only 8 of the top 100 grossing Sci-fi films include a protagonist of color, half of which were Will Smith. Within American media, the future is painted as white, so much so, that even colored characters from books and novels are cast by white actors in film adaptations. When uproar arrives in response to t...

Black History Month falls by the wayside in Hackley community

Black History Month falls by the wayside in Hackley community

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Politics Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion, Slider

“It’s the first day of Black History Month!” announce juniors Celia Gooding and Kioni Marshall during a Chapel meeting on February 1. Their enthusiasm is greeted by scattered applause and a few cheers. February is arguably one of the rougher months for any Hackley student as teachers squeeze in ...

Trump’s travel bans are flawed: a personal perspective

Trump’s travel bans are flawed: a personal perspective

By Roya Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion, Slider

I am the daughter of an Iranian immigrant. My family came from Iran to America knowing that this country was a country that would accept them, that immigrants were woven into the fabric of the United States. On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated into office as President. As a liberal...

Climate change is real; we all must help fight it

Climate change is real; we all must help fight it

By Jamie Leonard, Guest Contributor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

That Earth’s climate is changing is indisputable. According to NASA’s climate change department, 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and mainly caused by humans. This scientific consensus has been increasingly widely accepted among the American public. A 2016 Gallup poll foun...

Hack-olades promote community values

Hack-olades promote community values

By Editorial Board

February 10, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op-Ed

Similar to the way in which athletes are honored with “Athlete of the Week” distinctions, Hackley has begun to reward students who exhibit kindness and empathy with Hack-olades. The Dial Editorial Board supports the establishment of this system as we feel that it will serve as a step toward livi...

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