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George Latimer defeats Rob Astorino in heated race for Westchester County Executive

George Latimer defeats Rob Astorino in heated race for Westchester County Executive

By Max Rosenblum, Assistant Politics Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Politics

Democrat George Latimer emerged victorious this past Tuesday, Nov. 7, after beating out two-term incumbent Republican Rob Astorino in this year’s race for Westchester County Executive. Although local pollsters showed Latimer up just three points in late October, Westchester’s democratic candi...

The First Amendment in action:

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Editor in Chief

November 1, 2017


Filed under Politics

Free speech and college campuses have had a long, symbiotic relationship. From anti-war protests to the more recent campus race protests, colleges have served as environments for students to air their grievances and anger. Now the question lies in its boundaries: how can colleges balance stu...

Hackley Responds to Rise in Extremist Messages and Political Violence Confronting America

Hackley Responds to Rise in Extremist Messages and Political Violence Confronting America

By Max Rosenblum, Assistant Politics Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Politics

Neo-Nazis chant “Jews Will Not Replace Us,” demonstrators are throwing rocks at police, white supremacists preach hate against African-Americans, and protest attendees are engaging in violent street brawls – that’s what the United States has come to in 2017. Throughout the past year, the US has see...

Hackley Clarifies Casual Use of Offensive Language on Campus

Hackley Clarifies Casual Use of Offensive Language on Campus

By Jared Tilliss, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Politics

In the United States, the balance between free speech and peaceful coexistence is tenuous right now. Even so, Hackley strives to be a place where everyone is encouraged to share their ideas and opinions. At the same time, as the 2017-2018 academic year kicks off, Hackley administrators are reminding st...

Spirit week rallies the Hive in preparation for the Fall Sting

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Community Council, Fall, Sports, Uncategorized

Monday saw the halls buzzing with Hackley apparel. Tuesday followed up with stars and stripes adorning the student body. Wednesday brought summer back with beach-going tourists and so went the rest of the week with students dressing up for each spirit day all leading up to Black-Out Friday with the H...

Newly elected officers transition into roles on Council

Newly elected officers transition into roles on Council

By Bridget Barsanti, Arts Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under Community Council, News, Politics

President - Francesca Docters Fran’s experience and dedication to council makes her a qualified President. She has served on council since sophomore year as grade representative and clerk. “I’ve seen where we have struggled and thrived in the past and I’m willing to go great measures to pro...

Money in politics: How Super PACs alter the nature of our democracy

Money in politics: How Super PACs alter the nature of our democracy

By Cole Wyman, Assistant Sports Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Politics

Money can’t buy everything, but it sure can buy a lot, from that extra scoop of ice-cream to influence on a crucial vote in the senate to confirm a potentially unqualified nominee. Campaigns are expensive, and candidates running for senate and house seats receive the majority of their spending money...

This Is Fake: Spotting Fake News

This Is Fake: Spotting Fake News

By Grace Heinrich

May 17, 2017


Filed under Politics

From sensationalism and bias to utter falsehoods, fake news articles have been on the rise, especially leading up to and after the 2016 election. The most famous example was the “Pizzagate” scandal. Fake news websites such as YourNewWire.com posted articles that claimed Hillary Clinton was connected...

Judge Neil Gorsuch: New Supreme Court Justice

Judge Neil Gorsuch:  New Supreme Court Justice

By Max Rosenblum, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Politics

After weeks of controversy and nomination hearings, President Trump’s conservative Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was confirmed on April 7. Gorsuch was born in Denver, Colorado in 1967 to Anne Gorsuch Burford and David Gorsuch, both lawyers. He attended primary school in Colorado, but later...

Community Council Grade Level Candidates 2017

Community Council Grade Level Candidates 2017

April 24, 2017


Filed under Community Council, Politics, Slider

The Dial is excited to present the candidates for the grade level student council positions of President and Representatives. Visit the pages below for information on your class' candidates. Note: The candidates are for the rising grade level, so current freshmen will be part of the Sophomore cla...

Senior Class Candidates

Senior Class Candidates

April 24, 2017


Filed under Community Council

Name: Eli Hankin Senior Class Presidential Candidate Why would you be a good candidate for this position? I participate in a lot of extracurriculars and am part of a lot of friend groups throughout all of the different grades at Hackley and I think that puts me in touch with the st...

Junior Class Candidates

Junior Class Candidates

April 24, 2017


Filed under Community Council

Name: Mikhaila Archer Junior Class Presidential Candidate Why would you be a good candidate for this position? I believe that I’d be a good candidate for junior class president because I care a great deal about the well-being and contentment of the grade. Aside from being well-organized, ...

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