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Summer reading empowers students to grow as scholars and citizens

Summer reading empowers students to grow as scholars and citizens

By William Goldsmith, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion, Slider

Summer reading challenges students to grow as critical thinkers, and it also provides students the opportunity to use books as instruments of stimulation and repose during the months of summer. As students come back to the Hilltop to begin the new school year, they do so with active, healthy...

Afrofuturism aesthetic: black is the new black

Afrofuturism aesthetic: black is the new black

By 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

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Politics Editor

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

By Roya Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion, Slider

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

By 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

By Editorial Board

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...

Years later, Moby Dick sticks

By 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

By 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...

New advisory limits inter-grade contact

By Editorial Board

October 22, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

As we continue on into the new school year, many changes are in effect. The most prominent is the shift in Upper School students’ schedules as the old advisory system transitions to a new one. While the system seems to have long-term benefits, it has been temporarily disruptive. If a goal of the...

After a productive discussion, Moby Dick is back out to sea

After a productive discussion, Moby Dick is back out to sea

By Amy Chalan, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

About ten years ago, Moby Dick was removed from the curriculum and returned due to popular demand. Recently, it was removed again, due  to the length of the book and new curriculum tailored more to students’ development and enjoyment  The workload and the way in which Moby Dick was taught made the nove...

A case for Trump: the policy behind his brazen campaign

By Raghav Chopra, Assistant Politics Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

Note: The Dial seeks balance in its coverage, which is especially true in regard to partisan topics and politics. Given an earlier Dial article criticizing Trump (September 2016 issue), it was difficult to find voices on staff in support of the presidential candidate. While this piece explores Trump...

Candidates bring brash rhetoric to the election

Candidates bring brash rhetoric to the election

By Catherine Meyer, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion

In this year’s presidential election, campaign jargon has been far from presidential—especially from the camp of Donald Trump. In the battle for the Oval Office, he is not fighting using superior policy as his primary weapon, but brazen personal slams instead. Rather than attempting to prove himself...

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