The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

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...

Students taking relatively high level math courses take mastery tests at the beginning of the year. Failure to score well on such assessments does not result in students being forced to drop the class that they are enrolled in. Students have several opportunities to improve their scores on mastery tests.

Teachers administer mastery tests to prepare students for challenging math classes

By Sophie Thomas, Staff Writer November 14, 2018

To make the transition from summer into the school year, math students need to have a solid recap of previous material and a basic understanding of past concepts. After a long summer, students usually...

Helmets have no place in girls lacrosse

Helmets have no place in girls lacrosse

By Annabel Ives, Staff Writer June 5, 2018

In 2017, New York state offered girls lacrosse players the option to wear helmets. Some athletes argue that these helmets will make the game safer on the rare occasion a girl gets checked or hit in the...

Sophomore Emma Brenna discusses her course plans with college counselor Rebecca Hall. The Class of 2020 is the first grade of the Upper School to be provided with college counselors during sophomore year. Sophomores often ask their college counselors questions about the advantages of taking certain classes.

Students now have their official college counselors during sophomore year

By Annabel Ives and Ella Jones April 15, 2018

Students of the class of 2020 are the first group of students to receive college counselors during their sophomore year of high school. Previously, students were assigned college counselors midway through...

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

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....

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