The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial



By The Editorial Board November 3, 2022

During the week of September 19th, multiple clubs including Amnesty International, Model UN, HEAL, collaborated on a Voter Registration booth for anyone over 16 at Hackley. The booth was a hit, with students...

Need Tylenol? Get Your Form In!

Need Tylenol? Get Your Form In!

By Charlotte Feehan, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

For many students in the Hackley community, being denied non-prescription medication by the nurse, like Advil and ibuprofen, is a frequent and common annoyance. Though it might seem pointless, and in some...

Check It Out: Book Recommendations

Check It Out: Book Recommendations

By Bella Edwards, Staff Writer October 25, 2022

During the summer, Hackley students embark upon numerous activities such as traveling, climbing mountains, and much more. In all of this excitement, one of the most common summer activities that is easily...

Student Reactions to New Schedule

Student Reactions to New Schedule

By Maura McGlarry, Opinion Editor October 3, 2022

Change can be a very difficult thing to endure. One of the biggest changes to Hackley's students’ and teachers’ lives in the 22-23 school year is the major changes to the schedule. Students have...

Hunter Chapman ‘26 and Gabriela Nunes ‘26 focus on their game of chess in the library.

Students React to the Revised Dress Code

By Samantha Reyes, Staff Writer September 28, 2022

A new standard of dress has been implemented at Hackley this fall. Is it a step in the right direction, or a trivial difference? Albeit subtle, revisions to the dress code have been made for the 22-23...

Its Complicated: English Faculty Explain Grading Practices

It’s Complicated: English Faculty Explain Grading Practices

By The Editorial Board September 13, 2022

The English Department at Hackley has become notorious among students as having classes held to a very high standard with students feeling there may be significant variation between teacher to teacher...

Many students went to the final game of the Sting at 7:00 under the lights on Picket field. The boys lacrosse team was playing against Fieldston hoping to seek a win. The theme for the Sting was white-out so a large amount of the student body dressed in all white to support their friends.

Hackley Sports: Underdogs?

By Theodore Saujet, Feature Editor May 25, 2022

Hackley teams have been competing with other independent private schools - the Ivy League Prep League - for decades, and have always found success. Some years, the school is at the top of the basketball...

If Hackley were to have an open grade book, this is how it would appear on  the front page of Schoology. Students would have updated access to their grades in all classes and would have the means of staying on top of their work at all times.

Ignorance is not Bliss: Why Hackley Should Implement an Open Gradebook

By Charlotte Feehan, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Currently, exposure and transparency of academic performance within the Hackley community are not ideal for most students. Though teachers and administrators are granted full access to grades, students...

Playboy clothing isnt specifically revealing. Some of the clothing can be revealing, but its the connotation behind the clothing that is the issue. The Plabyboy empire was created by Hugh Hefner, and was demeaning and exploitative towards women.

Playboy Bunny Burrows into Teen Closets

By Kami Lim, Editor-in-chief May 3, 2022

Walk into a young, cool store, and the Playboy merchandise jumps out at you. The distinctive bunny logo hastily drawn by a design editor on the Playboy magazine staff decades ago is now on everything from...

This graph shows the results of pool testing throughout this (2021-2022) academic school year. Hackleys positive cases have remained low with the exception of a few weeks.

Mask Update

By Akshi Khowala, Opinion Editor April 3, 2022

Since the beginning of COVID-19 masks have made their place on grocery lists and become an accessory to one’s everyday outfit. Students have been put in a difficult situation, panting as they walk up...

The Initiative Behind Sports Teams Presentations is Valuable and Deserves More Transparency With the Community

By The Editorial Board February 24, 2022

The Editorial Board of The Dial commends the work that the administration is conducting in an effort to increase student safety regarding harassment but urges more transparency with the student body on...

Infographic by Hannah Carey

Personal Essay: Gun Policies and Schools

By Hannah Carey, New Editor February 13, 2022

Students around the country are scared to go to school. Politicians have suggested everything from bulletproof backpacks to arming teachers. Hackley even needed police officers to patrol the campus on...

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