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Michelle Obama inspires women through bestselling memoir and book tour

Michelle Obama inspires women through bestselling memoir and book tour

By Sydney Stoller, Digital Managing Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Politics

“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 host Phoebe Robinson at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 29th — ...

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

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

By Sydney Stoller, Managing Editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under Politics

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 18th Congressional District and vying for the democratic nomination of New York State Attorney Gene...

Students take action when immigration issues hit home

Students take action when immigration issues hit home

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under News, Politics, Slider

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. Although the issue is important for many, it remains impersonal for most. But its implications...

Torn Apart: How a Deportation Deeply Affected My Religious Community

Torn Apart: How a Deportation Deeply Affected My Religious Community

By Sydney Stoller, Digital Managing Editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Politics, Slider

Each Monday I trudged up the steps and pressed the buzzer. It beeped, and the woman at the desk asked who I was. “Sydney Stoller, I’m here for religious school,” I responded. It beeped again, and the door unlocked. I entered the lobby and Armando smiled. “Hello, how are you?” he said, just a...

Emmy Wenstrup spent the summer exploring the U.S. immigration system

Emmy Wenstrup spent the summer exploring the U.S. immigration system

By Emmy Wenstrup, Guest Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Politics, Slider

This summer, I attended a 2-week program sponsored by the New York Times that focused on American immigration in California. Throughout these two weeks, 10 other high school students and I participated in a road trip that traveled from San Francisco to San Diego. In San Francisco, we watched a de...

Letter from the Politics Editor

Letter from the Politics Editor

By Max Rosenblum, Politics Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Politics

Reasonably digesting the near-constant stream of political news and media that has enveloped our world can prove a difficult task. Wake Up to Politics, a daily political newsletter written by 16-year old high school junior Gabe Fleisher of Saint Louis, MO, provides an easy solution to this sometimes frus...

2018-2019 freshman council officer candidate statements

September 22, 2018


Filed under Community Council, Politics

Freshman hoping to represent their grade on community council crafted statements describing their qualifications. These statements also describe each student's goals for the year. Jonathan Brewster I think, I would be a good candidate because I’ve been at Hackley for a long time and I understand...

Students go unfazed by Facebook scandal

Students go unfazed by Facebook scandal

By Sofia Graziano, Manager of Social Media and Reader Engagement

June 5, 2018


Filed under Politics

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...

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