The voice of the student body

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The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

Need Tylenol? Get Your Form In!

Need Tylenol? Get Your Form In!

By Charlotte Feehan, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

For many students in the Hackley community, being denied non-prescription medication by the nurse, like Advil and ibuprofen, is a frequent and common annoyance. Though it might seem pointless, and in some...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Students Write Letters of Activism

Students Write Letters of Activism

June 11, 2020

In response to the most recent events related to the murder of George Floyd and other instances of police brutality, the Dial started a letter-writing campaign to express student opinion during these upsetting...

The Pledge of Allegiance is an American tradition that has been in existence since  the 1940s.

Why I don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

By Oren Tirschwell, Guest Writer April 12, 2019

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Thirty one...

The Upper Schools starting time should be 9:05 AM

The Upper School’s starting time should be 9:05 AM

By Jared Tillis, Science and Tech Editor January 18, 2019

Students are not getting enough sleep. Despite clear health recommendations for students to receive 8-10 hours of sleep per night, a National Sleep Foundation poll found more than 87% of high school students...

Safe spaces enable individuals who face discrimination the opportunity to express their views in secure environments. But some individuals take issue with the existence of such spaces. Staff writer Eki Uzamere weighs in on the debate.

Are “Safe Spaces” necessary on high school campuses?

By Eki Uzamere, Staff Writer January 6, 2019

Last year, the president of the University of Chicago, Dr. Zimmer, spoke to Hackley students about  his decision to eliminate safe spaces from his campus. Dr. Zimmer wrote a letter to the students of...

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