The Dial

Students now have their official college counselors during sophomore year

Students now have their official college counselors during sophomore year

By Annabel Ives and Ella Jones

April 15, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

Students of the class of 2020 are the first group of students to receive college counselors during their sophomore year of high school. Previously, students were assigned college counselors midway through junior year, allowing the counseling program’s main focus to be test taking and college applicat...

Should Seniors post college decisions/acceptance?

Should Seniors post college decisions/acceptance?

By Georgia Panitz, Arts Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Slider

After weeks of anticipation, high school seniors who applied Early Decision or Early Action are nervously, excitedly, and patiently receiving decisions from colleges. A majority of these decisions are typically sent out in the month of December, resulting in a range of emotions. For those who are...

College tuition weighs down students’ potentials

College tuition weighs down students’ potentials

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Empty coffee cups, tears, sleepless nights, biting nails. The stress of getting into college is already harsh enough, but for many concerns extend beyond just getting that sought-after acceptance letter; college tuition can be quite pricey. While this may not be the case for many Hackley students, more t...

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 ...

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