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College tuition weighs down students’ potentials

College tuition weighs down students’ potentials

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

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...

Why should you care about climate change?

Why should you care about climate change?

By Raghav Chopra, Politics Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Politics, Slider

Tropical storms run rampant across the Carribean and Southern US, recurrent erratic weather, and rising temperatures: the consequences of climate change become increasingly more apparent. While hurricanes may make infrastructural and economic catastrophes seem profound, their scope is broader. If the US cont...

The Rohingya: the world’s most persecuted minority

The Rohingya: the world’s most persecuted minority

By Max Rosenblum, Assistant Politics Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Politics, Slider

As students and teachers enjoy Hackley’s safe environment, at the other end of the globe, Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims face a remarkably different reality. In examining the crisis from an international standpoint, History teacher Vladimir Klimenko offered insight on the relevance of the alleged “ethnic...

Dreamers Keep on Dreaming: Community considers the fight for DACA

Dreamers Keep on Dreaming: Community considers the fight for DACA

By Amy Chalan, Lifestyles Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Politics, Slider

Imagine your nation’s leader informs you that you are going to be deported from the country you’ve always called home, because you are considered an “illegal immigrant” by law. 800,000 individuals in the United States, called Dreamers, will soon face this situation owing to President Trump’s...

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 democrati...

American Youth v. Free Speech: Consequences of a more restrictive generation

American Youth v. Free Speech: Consequences of a more restrictive generation

By Raghav Chopra, Politics Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Politics

Western philosophy of the ideals of liberty and freedom permeate the foundations of American government and society. Yet these core principles and their interpretation has come to the forefront of domestic politics. While some argue that the likes of white supremacist Richard Spencer and author Andrew...

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...

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