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Students go unphased by Facebook scandal

Students go unphased by Facebook scandal

By Sofia Graziano, Manager of Social Media and Reader Engagement

June 5, 2018


Filed under Politics, Slider

There is a tidal wave of discontent about how social media uses our private data and Facebook, despite its size, is a risk of being washed away by it. So far these revelations seem to not  have affected the way students at Hackley use social media platforms. Facebook is under investigation by the Feder...

A potential House shift is on the horizon

A potential House shift is on the horizon

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Politics

In the age of Trump, bipartisan backlash against the presidential administration has become routine. In the midst of this, 43 House Republicans have announced their plans to retire, resign outright, or run for higher office — the most retirements between any recent presidential election or midterm elect...

American airstrikes in Syria provoke international tension

American airstrikes in Syria provoke international tension

By Jared Tilliss, Assistant Science and Technology Editor

June 4, 2018


Filed under Politics

When U.S.-led missiles flew over the war-torn nation of Syria, those familiar with the conflict began to speculate: is this the beginning of another major US intervention? The airstrikes, coordinated in a multilateral attack with Britain and France against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Ass...

How to stay politically active after the walkout

How to stay politically active after the walkout

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Politics

In the aftermath of the National School Walkout on March 14th and the March for Our Lives on March 24th, students might find themselves short of ideas surrounding how to continue their political activism over the coming months. Although another march has yet to gain a national profile, The Dial has ...

Community Council finds creative new ways to raise more funds

By Tyler O'brien, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Community Council, Politics

On the hilltop, Community Council is faced with the daunting task of raising their own funds. Representatives can be found throughout the hallways on any given day, selling anything from raffles tickets to baked goods in an attempt to raise the necessary funds. Be it selling turkey grams, or parking spot r...

Trump’s differing responds to gun violence attacks

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Politics

First Las Vegas, then New York, then Sutherland Springs. Within just the past two months, three deadly attacks have plagued different states across the nation evoking a variety of responses. In their aftermath*, reactions from the President  and other notable political figures have garnered signific...

2018-2019 Class Officer Candidate Statements

April 22, 2018


Filed under Community Council, Politics

Students who seek to represent their grade on Community Council are asked to write personal statements that describe the qualifications they hold, what they have done for the Hackley community, and what their goals are for next year.   Senior Class Officer Candidates   Grant Albright   My...

2018 All School Community Council candidate statements

April 9, 2018


Filed under Community Council, News, Politics

Candidates for All School Community Council positions will deliver their speeches on April 13, 2018. Each candidate is required to craft a statement describing what qualifies them for the position they are running for, what they have done for the school, and what their goals are for next year. All School Cand...

Ms. Judkins advocates for local activism

Ms. Judkins advocates for local activism

By Raghav Chopra, Politics Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Politics

Head Librarian Brianna Judkins, chatting with the Dial from her office in the Sternberg Library, candidly explained her reasoning for becoming a political activist. The election of 2016 galvanized her to action: “When Trump became the Republican candidate, I said, ‘wait I can’t just sit an...

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...

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