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Inclusivity and empathy: pillars of a “more perfect” Hackley

Inclusivity and empathy: pillars of a “more perfect” Hackley

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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


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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

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May 15, 2017


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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

Photo credit: 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

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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 ...

Trump’s travel bans are flawed: a personal perspective

Trump’s travel bans are flawed: a personal perspective

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March 15, 2017


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I am the daughter of an Iranian immigrant. My family came from Iran to America knowing that this country was a country that would accept them, that immigrants were woven into the fabric of the United States. On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated into office as President. As a liberal...

Climate change is real; we all must help fight it

Climate change is real; we all must help fight it

Photo credit: Jamie Leonard, Guest Contributor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

That Earth’s climate is changing is indisputable. According to NASA’s climate change department, 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and mainly caused by humans. This scientific consensus has been increasingly widely accepted among the American public. A 2016 Gallup poll foun...

Hack-olades promote community values

Hack-olades promote community values

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February 10, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op-Ed

Similar to the way in which athletes are honored with “Athlete of the Week” distinctions, Hackley has begun to reward students who exhibit kindness and empathy with Hack-olades. The Dial Editorial Board supports the establishment of this system as we feel that it will serve as a step toward livi...

MBS Direct textbooks put unnecessary financial strain on students

MBS Direct textbooks put unnecessary financial strain on students

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December 18, 2016


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At the commencement of each new school year, Hackley students are tasked with purchasing their grossly overpriced textbooks from MBS Direct. These purchases can exceed $500 and can be economic burdens for some students and their families. The Dial Editorial Board believes that the Hackley Upper School...

Years later, Moby Dick sticks

Photo credit: Andrew B. F. Carnabuci ‘02, Guest Contributor

December 18, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

Editor’s Note: This is a letter The Dial received from an alumnus in response to the Moby Dick editorial published in our October issue. To The Editors of The Dial & The Faculty of the Department of English, It was my recent pleasure this Thanksgiving to visit campus. Just as I was wonderi...

We need to promote the peaceful transition of power

Photo credit: Max Rosenblum, Guest Writer

December 18, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

Many people, including me, are displeased with the result of the 2016 presidential election. Liberals and anti-Trump voters have taken to the streets of New York City and other cities across the nation to protest this outcome they see so threatening. I believe that it’s time for activists to put an...

Let’s talk about dress: reforming Hackley’s dress code

Let’s talk about dress: reforming Hackley’s dress code

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November 21, 2016


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In today’s culture, there is a growing consciousness that gender is no longer a binary; it is a collection. Male and female are no longer the only prominent gender identities. With the shifting stance on gender, clothes that were once assigned to a certain sex have intermixed and been adopted by those...

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