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Hackley’s Sex-Ed Program Must Be Improved

Students ask questions about sex education in their Health classes.
School should update curriculum to properly prepare students
October 19, 2015

The United States has higher teen pregnancy rates and STD preva- lence than any western european country. The nation is experiencing an epidemic of sexual assault amongst young people; some statistics...

Student Voices Key to Headmaster Search

Mr. Johnson has served as Hackley’s headmaster for over 20 years.
Committee Must Continue to Hear Community Input
May 7, 2015

As Walter Johnson prepares to end what will be a twenty-one year tenure on the Hilltop, Hackley has begun the long and challenging task of finding him a successor.  The search is being led by a thirteen-member,...

February Exams Need Reform

Seniors Tyler Curran and Cate Goldsmith utilize time in the library to study for exams, yet they still have work for the second trimester to complete. Photo by Robert Hallock.
February 10, 2015

Early spring is when Hackley truly earns its reputation for rigorous and demanding academics that push students to their limits. Just as the snow begins to melt, and as spring break beckons, students must...

Hackley Students Struggle Balancing School and Sleep

Photo by Andrew Stopera
October 1, 2014

As the media has reported extensively recently, it is no secret that teens need more sleep. The National Sleep Foundation reports that during sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur, and...

The Hungover Debate on Alcohol Continues

The Hungover Debate on Alcohol Continues
March 14, 2014

Millions of teens do it every year. No, it’s not homework or watching television, but underage drinking. According to the Opinion Research Corporation 9 in 10 teenagers say that drinking is not worth...

Cash for College – The High Price of Just Applying for College Takes its Toll

Graphic by David Cummings.
March 13, 2014

The college application process is notoriously taxing on every student’s schedule and brain - the never-ending stream of applications, college visits, and admissions tests have the potential to overwhelm...

Flipped Classrooms Change the Learning Experience

Dan Shaw watches a math video in order to complete his homework. Photo by Angela Mauri.
November 20, 2013

There is a new concept buzzing throughout the academic community as the flipped classroom becomes more and more popular, especially in science and math classes. The flipped classroom inverts traditional...

From iPads to Inverted Classrooms: Hackley’s Effective Integration of Technology Into Learning

Students use iPads during to complete and in-class essay. Photo by Angela Mauri
October 25, 2013

Students no longer use their laptops solely for taking notes or doing homework since teachers’ creative use of technology in the classroom has helped further and benefit classroom participation, organization,...

Hackley Emails Prove to be Useful

Hackley Emails Prove to be Useful
October 23, 2013

Hackley Student emails have revolutionized the way students and faculty are able to communicate. Student emails allow students to separate their personal accounts from their schoolwork accounts. “When...

How Effective is Hackley’s New Security?

How Effective is Hackley’s New Security?
October 16, 2013

When students stepped on campus earlier this month, there was one obvious change: all faculty members were wearing lanyards with an identification badge. While this new implementation is an attempt to...

Raymond Hall: A Tale of Two Different Stories

May 24, 2013

The Raymond renovation is a hot topic in the world of Hackley.  The current plans deal with the hallways in Raymond Hall, the oldest academic building on campus. Students and teachers agree that the classrooms...

Board of Magistrates Lacks Power and Conviction

May 24, 2013

The role of Hackley’s Board of Magistrates has been very limited in previous years; however, Hackley would greatly benefit if the Board’s responsibilities were broadened. The Board of Magistrates should...

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