The Dial

Are Upper School students able to achieve balance?

Are Upper School students able to achieve balance?

By The Editorial Board

November 12, 2018

Teachers and administrators recently established a list of characteristics they hope to foster in students during their time at Hackley. The “Portrait of a Graduate” is an aspirational document that reaffirms Hackley’s core values. According to the portrait, a Hackley education is expected to hone...

About time: freshman hallway gets a makeover

About time: freshman hallway gets a makeover

By Lauren Ahern, News Editor

October 3, 2018

The floor in the freshman hallway and surrounding area received a face-lift this past summer, repairing the previously uneven subflooring and carpeting. The carpeting was replaced with a light grey, luxury vinyl planking in hopes of enlivening the space and being a more efficient material for flooring. The Dial Editorial Board commends the administration for making a move t...

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 head with a ball. In those instances, helmets would protect players from getting a concussion. Howe...

Students who miss school for extracurriculars should be accommodated

Students who miss school for extracurriculars should be accommodated

By The Editorial Board

June 5, 2018

Hackley proudly publicizes the extracurriculars and travel opportunities available for its students. Along with these opportunities, however, often come substantial consequences for students, since many of these opportunities coincide with class days. Because of their workload, they fear missing ass...

Activism sharpens student leadership

By The Editorial Board

May 10, 2018

In his legendary Gettysburg Address president, Abraham Lincoln remarked, “ … that [the] government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people shall not perish from the earth.” While Lincoln was speaking quite literally about the survival of the United States, young Americans today seem to be ...

Students now have their official college counselors during sophomore year

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 junior year, allowing the counseling program’s main focus to be test taking and college applicat...

Should Seniors post college decisions/acceptance?

Should Seniors post college decisions/acceptance?

By Georgia Panitz, Arts Editor

January 12, 2018

After weeks of anticipation, high school seniors who applied Early Decision or Early Action are nervously, excitedly, and patiently receiving decisions from colleges. A majority of these decisions are typically sent out in the month of December, resulting in a range of emotions. For those who are...

College tuition weighs down students’ potentials

College tuition weighs down students’ potentials

December 14, 2017

Empty coffee cups, tears, sleepless nights, biting nails. The stress of getting into college is already harsh enough, but for many concerns extend beyond just getting that sought-after acceptance letter; college tuition can be quite pricey. While this may not be the case for many Hackley students, more t...

Two Words on Civil Unrest

Two Words on Civil Unrest

By Paul Lapey and Raghav Chopra

November 9, 2017

Senior Letter to Underclassmen

Senior Letter to Underclassmen

By Olivia Weinberg and Lei Anne Rabeje

October 26, 2017

Now that days of lounging by a pool or sitting on the beach and laughing with friends have come to a close, the Editors-in-Chief would like to offer a bit of advice. Freshmen, welcome to the Upper School! Don’t worry if classes or older students seem daunting. Take time to meet people a...

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. As students come back to the Hilltop to begin the new school year, they do so with active, healthy...

Students express opinion about class rank

Students express opinion about class rank

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

September 29, 2017

After sending out a poll to the entire Hackley student body on Thursday September 28th, the Dial staff has received more than 370 responses about the issue of class rank. Class rank is defined as a system in which students are listed based on their grades, and is implemented at many high schools for...

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