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A hate symbol promotes conversation on campus; action must follow

A hate symbol promotes conversation on campus; action must follow

By The Editorial Board

May 20, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13th, Upper School students received an email that stated that they were to report to the Johnson Center during their break period. The calling of the entire Upper School to a meeting with little notice was an unusual occurrence, and the halls were buzzing with rumors about the t...

English Department should develop additional course offerings

English Department should develop additional course offerings

By The Editorial Board

February 5, 2019

In this issue of our ‘Portrait of a Student’ series, The Editorial Board is focusing on seniors and the stresses they manage. We spoke at length with Ella Zaslow about her experiences as a senior, finding that in having to create an English major for herself, she exemplified the challenging dynami...

Chapel talks provide pedagogy, unity, and wellness to the Upper School

Chapel talks provide pedagogy, unity, and wellness to the Upper School

By The Editorial Board

January 7, 2019

While King Chapel is no longer used for religious purposes, the chapel is still a place in which individuals come together as a community. Chapel talks, short speeches given by seniors to underclassmen, occur throughout the year and provide anecdotal but significant lessons to younger students. Chapel t...

Are Upper School students able to achieve balance?

Are Upper School students able to achieve balance?

By The Editorial Board

November 12, 2018

Teachers and administrators recently established a list of characteristics they hope to foster in students during their time at Hackley. The “Portrait of a Graduate” is an aspirational document that reaffirms Hackley’s core values. According to the portrait, a Hackley education is expected to hone...

Students who miss school for extracurriculars should be accommodated

Students who miss school for extracurriculars should be accommodated

By The Editorial Board

June 5, 2018

Hackley proudly publicizes the extracurriculars and travel opportunities available for its students. Along with these opportunities, however, often come substantial consequences for students, since many of these opportunities coincide with class days. Because of their workload, they fear missing ass...

Activism sharpens student leadership

By The Editorial Board

May 10, 2018

In his legendary Gettysburg Address president, Abraham Lincoln remarked, “ … that [the] government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people shall not perish from the earth.” While Lincoln was speaking quite literally about the survival of the United States, young Americans today seem to be ...

Senior Letter to Underclassmen

Senior Letter to Underclassmen

By Olivia Weinberg and Lei Anne Rabeje

October 26, 2017

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...

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

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...

Camaraderie and community: legacies and their profound importance

Camaraderie and community: legacies and their profound importance

By The Editorial Board

May 15, 2017

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...

Hack-olades promote community values

Hack-olades promote community values

By Editorial Board

February 10, 2017

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

By Editorial Board

December 18, 2016

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...

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

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

By Editorial Board

November 21, 2016

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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