The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

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...

Inaccessibility on the Hilltop

Inaccessibility on the Hilltop

By Dionne Chen, Guest Writer January 19, 2022

As part of my college search, I have the extra task of gauging how accessible each college campus is. Due to some unfortunate surgical errors, a simple procedure on my foot has turned into a more permanent...

At the first league game played without senior captain, Colin Ives, the Hackley Varsity Field Hockey team won 7-1 against Horace Mann. We wore caution tape in our hair for every game following the ruling. This was a commentary on the leagues position of Colin as a hazardous player.

Opinion: Field Hockey Forced off the Field

By Hannah Carey, News Editor November 16, 2021

I stared at my phone in disbelief. It was two days before the beginning of our competitive field hockey season, but our team leader and teammate of five years had been forced off the field, and every woman...

Millions of protestors take to the streets during the Womens March of 2017 in response to Trumps election. 4 years later, protests similar to these erupt in response to further attacks on womens rights.

Opinion: Texas Abortion Law Threatens Rights of Women Everywhere

By Bella Wasserman, Feature editor October 5, 2021

  Starting on September 1st, anyone seeking an abortion in the state of Texas found themselves in a dystopian scene worthy of The Handmaids Tale. That’s because a recently signed law allows...

At Hackley, Brandy Melville is worn by many students. However, the body image it perpetuates is often unknown to students. And more often than not, Brandy clothes are not in dress code.

One size never fits most: Brandy Melville is damaging young women’s body image

By Alina Watson, Editor-in-chief April 30, 2021

When you Google “Brandy Melville,” one of the first questions that pops up is, “will I fit into Brandy Melville?” And for most young women, the answer is no. Brandy Melville is a European clothing...

Photo credits: Rolling Stone. This image shows Texans walking through frigid weather to get their groceries.

Changing Environment

By Akshi Khowala , Staff Writer March 19, 2021

The changing environment has been a consistent threat to all living beings on Earth. In the past couple of decades, the problem has progressed and is in dire need of correction. With temperatures rising...

Moving Forward with Martin Luther King Days 

By Destiny Stephen, Guest Writer March 10, 2021

In the eyes of a five-year-old, Martin Luther King Day is a day that works to promote peace and unity. To a sixteen-year-old, that day has even more significance. MLK Day should be a day to talk more candidly...

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