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The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

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...

Best ways to use a mask.

Is Being Forced to Wear a Mask an Infringement of Rights?

By Kami Lim, Opinion Editor February 22, 2021

Many individuals argue that a mask mandate violates personal freedom and frequently cite the Constitution as a reason why some businesses and local governments can not impose a mask mandate. Some individuals...

Unsure about the COVID-19 vaccine? Here is why we urge you to get it

Unsure about the COVID-19 vaccine? Here is why we urge you to get it

By The Editorial Board February 11, 2021

Since COVID-19’s first cases in the U.S., infection rates and deaths have skyrocketed, affecting members of every community. With over 24 million cases and 398 thousand deaths, every state has had to...

Winter Break Remote Week

By Akshi Khowala and Gabriella Parasnis 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

By Sophie Thomas, News Editor 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

By Kami Lim, Opinion Editor 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...

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

The Culture of Politics at Hackley

By The Editorial Board 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....

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