The Dial

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 learned ways to help the community and I have learned the importance of working with a group of people ...

Community Council candidate speeches 2019

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) will represent the school in their respective position. The goal of the assembly was to inform...

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 position? All School Candidates for President James DiStefano I feel that I could represent a par...

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

The voice of the student body
Politics