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The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

Community Council Update: Inside the Work of Our Hilltop Representatives

Community Council Update: Inside the Work of Our Hilltop Representatives

By Sejal Virk, Features Editor January 31, 2024

This year the Community Council has had a lot of success with candy grams and parking raffles to raise the funds to organize our event of the year: Snowball. By a vote from the upper school, this year's...

In the middle of Kyiv, Mr. Klimenko examines a captured Russian tank from the beginning of the conflict.

A Russian victory in Ukraine would destroy democracy

By Charlie Perlman, Features Editor November 28, 2023

If you look closely enough, you can see it. The prevalence of the Russia-Ukraine war is all around us. It is evident in our classrooms, our news, and our daily conversations. As I sat in my 20th Century...

Upper School Class President Steven Li presenting his speech to the Hackley community.

Community Council Update

By Akshi Khowala, Newsletter Editor September 28, 2022

Your voices have been heard… After a long bout of speeches and voting forms, the community council leaders for the 2022-2023 school year are Steven Li ‘23 as President, EJ Regalado ‘24 as Vice President,...

Student Council President, Taylor Robin, addressing the K-12 Hackley Community with her Commencement Day Speech about what her new position means to her.

The rise of female political leaders: Hackley leads the charge

By Sophie Thomas, Senior Staff Writer November 6, 2019

While much of the country seems to need time to adjust to the idea of a woman in a presidential position, Hackley has embraced this concept with open arms. For the last five years, the president of the...

“Because we only have eleven years to stop climate change before its irreversible”
Genevieve, 12

The Dial asks Climate Strike goers: Why are you here?

By Jordan Miller, Editor in Chief October 16, 2019

Chants of “there is no planet B” echoed through lower Manhattan this past Friday, as thousands gathered for the Climate Strike. Amongst the sea of signs, I selected my favorites, and asked those rally-goers,...

2019-2020 Class Officer Candidates

April 29, 2019

Senior Class Officer Candidates Emily Afriyie I think that I would be a good candidate for class representative because I have had experience on Council for the past 2 years. During that time, I have...

Community Council candidate speeches 2019

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief April 16, 2019

The student body gathered in the PAC this Monday to watch speeches prepared by the all-school Community Council candidates. The winner of each race (Presidential, Vice Presidential, and Secretary/Treasurer)...

2019-2020 All-school candidates speeches

April 11, 2019

Candidates were asked to answer three questions: 1. Why would you be a good candidate for this position? 2. How have you contributed to the Hackley Community? 3. What are your goals if elected to this...

As Michelle Obama entered the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, the audience
erupted into loud cheers for their former First Lady. She captured the crowd with loving charm and remarks about her insightful best-selling memoir. Thousands of people travelled to Philadelphia to hear Obama’s inspiring words.

Michelle Obama inspires women through bestselling memoir and book tour

By Sydney Stoller, Digital Managing Editor February 14, 2019

“Confident” by Demi Lovato blared across the loudspeakers, a fitting choice for the event’s guest of honor. The guest? Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States. Obama sat down with...

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY 18) is seeking his third term in Congress this fall. He faces controversy from his constituents going into the Midterms this November -- his constituents feel he prioritized his career over the well-being of his constituents as a result of his attempted run for New York State Attorney General.

Representative Maloney raises concern in New York’s 18th District

By Sydney Stoller, Managing Editor January 13, 2019

Constituents were skeptical of New York Democratic Representative Sean Patrick Maloney this September as he struggled to balance running for reelection to the House as a representative of New York’s...

Members of the Hudson Scholars program attended an immigration rally in 
White Plains last July. The rally was planned by PAL leaders Amy Chalan and Matt Fisch along with paralegal Luis Yumbla to garner support for families affected by deportations. The rally was meaningful for Hackley ‘s mentors after scholar Chrissy’s father was deported earlier this summer.

Students take action when immigration issues hit home

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor January 8, 2019

Since President Trump’s election in 2016, the immigration issue — ranging from the controversy over the proposed border wall to the separation of families — has taken center stage in American politics....

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