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Winter Break Remote Week

January 21, 2021

Winter break was a well-needed break for the Hackley community, including the additional online week. Throughout the remote week, students and teachers were challenged to exceed expectations set by the...

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity
January 12, 2021

“Make sexual tension great again. What’s a girl’s best friend? Being marginalized. I drink to forget fat chicks.” These are but a few examples of the card combinations generated by the popular...

Best Books to Read During Quarantine

Best Books to Read During Quarantine
December 14, 2020

Fantasy The Night Circus - by Erin Morgenstern Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus brings the audience on a fantastical journey that follows two characters as they begin a contest neither of them...

The Culture of Politics at Hackley

Student responses to whether they believe Air and Shares should be mandatory as recorded from the Dial survey.
November 17, 2020

For months we have all been bombarded with media coverage of important but polarizing issues including the 2020 election, Black Lives Matter protests, and the best way to suppress the COVID-19 pandemic....

Does a paperless environment create too much screen time?

Does a paperless environment create too much screen time?
October 8, 2020

Dystopian novels, though sometimes depressing and dark, help reveal certain aspects of society that are rather adverse to everyone’s benefit. In the well-known dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray...

Perspective of a hybrid student

Dionne shares an image of her online History class.
October 8, 2020

Change and adjustment is a prevalent theme in 2020 with COVID -19 impacting the lives of millions around the world over the course of the past nine months. With schools reopening, Hackley’s priority...

Students Write Letters of Activism

Students Write Letters of Activism
June 11, 2020

In response to the most recent events related to the murder of George Floyd and other instances of police brutality, the Dial started a letter-writing campaign to express student opinion during these upsetting...

New York Should Encourage All Voters to Vote by Mail

On the application for an Absentee Ballot in Westchester, you must specify the reason for wanted one. In the case of the Corona Virus, the proper choice would be temporary illness because there is no option for voting by mail out of caution.
June 4, 2020

On April 27, New York election officials made a historic decision to cancel the state's Democratic Presidential Primary due to the heightened health risk caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that has been sweeping...

Editorial: A vision of the new normal on campus this fall

As New York State looks to reopen, Westchester County is meeting six out of the seven necessary guidelines to opening. Long Island, New York City, and the Mid-Hudson are the only areas that still do not meet all of the requirements. Once the checklist is met, there will be a phased reopening to ensure that the virus does not spike again.
Editorial: A vision of the new normal on campus this fall
May 22, 2020

Political leaders, public health experts, and pundits discuss flattening the curve, social distancing, and contact tracing in all media forms. We are all well aware. Since we left school for early spring...

Why does the Upper School only have one black teacher?

Why does the Upper School only have one black teacher?
The Editorial Board explores the context surrounding the Upper School’s lack of black faculty and the steps our Administration is taking to resolve this critical issue
April 1, 2020

It’s 2020, but only one black teacher sits on the Upper School faculty. For an institution that prides itself on diversity, this discrepancy is significant. But Hackley’s administration is quite...

Students and faculty debate how an open grade book will provide more transparency for the student body

Students and faculty debate how an open grade book will provide more transparency for the student body
January 17, 2020

An open grade book may help students at first, but will it end up causing even more stress? After a month or school into the trimester, students await their progress reports, then a month later it’s...

To give or not to give

To give or not to give
January 17, 2020

The editorial board argues for continuing the tradition of giving out sports jerseys, positing that the tradition encourages school spirit and attendance at games — although alterations to the tradition...

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