The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

Seniors gather on Pickert Field to look up at the solar eclipse and experience the phenomenon together. They are wearing ISO-certified solar viewing glasses provided by Hackley.

Where Did the Sun Go?

By Samantha Reyes, Opinion Editor April 16, 2024

Taking advantage of the beautiful grounds, many Hackley students scattered around the school on Monday, April 8th, 2024 to view a remarkable phenomenon: a solar eclipse.  A solar eclipse happens...

A drawing created by junior Lucia Butterfield using graphite pencils. Lucia was inspired to draw this piece when she was feeling overwhelmed with her academic work.

Creative Coping

By Samantha Reyes, Opinion Editor April 16, 2024

Your grades are slipping, your dreams of attending a top school are becoming more distant, that one friend is acting distant, but you have no clue why, and everything that could go wrong seems like it...

Spring Into Action

Spring Into Action

By Charlie Perlman, Features Editor April 13, 2024

From Rome to Inside Your Brain

From Rome to Inside Your Brain

By Rebecca Ingles, Opinion Editor April 12, 2024

Rome And the Idea of Citizenship You’ve likely come across a painting, story, or other depiction of Ancient Rome at one point or another. But have you ever wondered who the face is behind these paintings...

Recently, Cara performed in Carrie the musical at Sandbox Theatre. She played the character of Carrie, and got to experience what is was like to get in character during different situations . Here, she wore a beautiful white dress drenched in blood, something that is not typically worn, to depict her character throughout the scene.

Cara Minello’s Journey on Stage

By Jordan Kleeger, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

The lights dim as the curtains open: it's showtime. Beyond the classroom, Hackley students have many unique talents that make up their identities. Sophomore Cara Minello found her passion in acting and...

Senior Harper Kelsey attended a show late her sophomore summer and had a blast.

Senior Harper Kelsey Reflects on the Importance of Trustfalls

By Harper Kelsey, Guest Writer April 11, 2024

Editor's Note: This piece is an adaptation of Harper Kelsey’s Chapel Talk given to ninth and tenth grade students on January 29th 2024. I want to talk about trust falls; not the kind that you did...

Senior Caroline Didden serving the ball in her match. The team played RCDS and won. Girls Varsity Squash ended the season undefeated in the Ivy League.

Athlete Profile: Caroline Didden

By Enya Walsh, Events Editor April 11, 2024

In recent years, the Hackley Girls Squash team has been a dominant powerhouse, winning consecutive Ivy League Championships the last four seasons. The team ended their 2024 season undefeated in the Ivy...

Many students added extra chocolate chips to their cookies to make them super sweet. They were able to make the cookies using different substitutes like flax seeds for egg.

Life Hacks: Peer Advisory

By Bella Edwards, Feature Editor of Arts April 1, 2024

For years, the peer advisory class has been salient in guiding ninth graders into the new world of high school. This year, the new unit, Life Hacks, has been added to the curriculum. Unlike some schools,...

Lies Behind Digital Numbers: Age and Animosity

Lies Behind Digital Numbers: Age and Animosity

By Joshua Lee, Feature Editor April 1, 2024

An Anonymous Audience Amid the rise of online celebrity and follower-based endorsements, it isn’t only adults who have found themselves in the digital limelight. Generation Z and the rising Generation...

Many singers of the night were accompanied by students playing on different instruments. Many played on guitars and drums, giving the audience a live version of the songs.

Winter Coffee House

By Bella Edwards and Giulia Sorvillo April 1, 2024

After a long stretch of winter, students came together to celebrate the Winter Coffeehouse that never fails to display the incredible musical talents in the Hackley community. It was unclear at first...

Although the affect of COVID-19 has been on a decline with less cases and deaths allowing most of us to remain mask free, people on the Hilltop are still choosing to mask up. Personal health concerns as well as helping an elderly neighbor are reasons as to why middle school science teacher Emma Olsen still wears a mask years after the COVID-19 pandemic began. Since I am helping take care of him, you know I go over to work with his dogs, that kind of thing; I dont want to bring [the virus] home to him, Ms. Olsen said.

The Virus That Never Ends

By Fernanda Paz, Feature Editor of Community & Service March 13, 2024

“Students, please turn your cameras on,” is something that we don’t usually hear anymore. Since 2022, students and teachers have not returned to Zoom school after it became a staple in our post-break...

Sophomores place their belongings in the bubble for the day. The sophomore bubble has seating and lockers for everyone.

Controversy That Comes With Student Territories

By Sarah Barsanti March 8, 2024

A musty hallway, a spacious bubble, a hallway with tables, and a sunlit lounge with chairs and couches; where would you want to spend your time?  Upper school students have access to four ‘student...

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