The Dial

Years later, Moby Dick sticks

By Andrew B. F. Carnabuci ‘02, Guest Contributor

December 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Board of Magistrates Seeks Greater Responsibility and Power

The Board of Magistrates (from left to right: Benjy Renton, Izzy Ampil, Catherine Meyer and Will Jones) attend a Council meeting.

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Politics Editor

May 30, 2016

When disciplinary infractions occur at Hackley, members of the Board of Magistrates hold the responsibility of weighing in on the situation and possible consequences.  However, in recent years that hasn’t happened and the occurrence of a few vexing disciplinary issues this year has raised the questi...

HEAL Intends to Educate

By Catherine Meyer and Olivia Weinberg

May 30, 2016

For those not present at the speech last month or unaware of the philosophy of Jennifer Greene, the speaker from Beyond Carnism invited by Hackley Earth Action League (HEAL), Carnism is the moniker she gave to philosophy of eating meat, just as veganism or vegetarian- ism are the names for the ...

Letters to the Editor

May 1, 2016

To the Editor: I read with great interest the two winter Dial editorials concerning a proposed re-evaluation of Hackley’s current drug policies. I applaud the editors for their respectful, thoughtful, and well-reasoned analysis of the issue. It is natural and understandable to want to revisit polici...

My Experience is a Warning: Islamophobia Must Be Confronted

My Experience is a Warning: Islamophobia Must Be Confronted

By Akash Samad, Guest Writer

February 16, 2016

Islamophobia can lead to vicious discrimination, something that I personally experienced in middle school. When I moved to New York in 2007, I adjusted and made new friends and everything was great for a time. That is until the day after bin Laden was killed, May 2, 2011. On May 3, when I opened up my...

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly?

Illustration by Anne Budlong.

By Phebe du Pont

December 17, 2015

Christmas carols are playing in the senior lounge. Ugly sweaters have returned, met with love and loathing in equal measure. I haven’t seen a snowflake, but I can confirm: it’s winter, and it’s not a wonderland. Winter is when we are most vulnerable to anxiety, depression, self-harm, and a host...

Students And Teachers Comment on APs

Junior Youssef Asaad studies for his AP Chemistry exam.

May 26, 2015

The AP Program Is Valuable For Underprivedged Students, But Isn’t Neccesary at Hackley By David Duerr Hackley is a school which doesn’t need the AP exams to give yet another credential to kids who will do just fine at getting accepted to top-ranked colleges. This is not the case for studen...

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