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The bat houses have been planted onto Hackleys orchard. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery, the houses await for bats to settle into their forever homes. Until then, Mark Green and the other caretakers of the bat houses will continuously check and give updates to the community.

Dual Protection: The Relationship between Bats and Hackley’s Orchard

By Joshua Lee, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

In order to maintain the healthy condition of Hackley’s orchard, the community has decided to bring in one of the most interesting and misunderstood species within the animal kingdom: bats. These animals...

The Data Struggle

The Data Struggle

By Alessia Sorvillo February 1, 2023

Schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder that affects a person’s ability to interpret reality properly, was a topic that piqued junior NJ Roc-Sennett's interest and led her to learn more about it by...

App of the month: Locket

App of the month: Locket

By Kayce Park, Staff Writer January 12, 2023

Locket is a relatively new “widget” app that anyone can download to their home screen in order to send live pictures to their friends. You can add up to ten friends to send and/or receive pictures...

Sophomore Isabella Barriera works on her English project in the library, her water bottle next to her. Every year, HEAL passes out these water bottles to the freshmen so everyone has access to a reusable water bottle.

HEAL Initiative – Reusable Water Bottles

By Rebecca Ingles, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Walking around campus, you may have noticed silver water bottles with a black H on them, without realizing they are a work of HEAL. Hackley Earth Action League, or HEAL, is a student-led club that focuses...

Hackleys beehives bustle about as pollen is brought back to its queen! Thanks to the bees hard work, harvesting honey for future events should pose no problem!

Campus Beehives Create a Pollinating Environment

By Joshua Lee, Staff Writer October 15, 2022

Imagine your school lunch, accompanied by a small pot of fresh honey from the school grounds. This is now a possibility thanks to the Pollinator Club and Upper School Science Teacher, Regina DiStefano,...

IRP Project: Refocusing the Importance of Skin Care

IRP Project: Refocusing the Importance of Skin Care

By Sejal Virk, Staff Writer September 28, 2022

“Skin is the body’s armor. It is the biggest organ in the body which is why it needs to be protected and repaired with the best products possible,” says Francesca Jones, a sophomore who is a part...

Maxwel Lee participated in the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair on the 19th of March. At WESEF he presented his work on the ability of barley straw extract to prevent algae growth.

Making a Change One Sample at a Time

By Akshi Khowala, Assistant Opinion Editor April 19, 2022

With each passing year, Maxwel Lee ‘22 noticed that the reservoirs in Tarrytown would turn a sickly shade of green (covered in a layer of algae) during the summer months. The aggressive algae growth...

This is one of Daniels slides for his JSHS presentation about creating a machine learning framework to identify candidate drug targets for Alzheimer’s. This specific slide deals with the protein-protein interaction network of the top ten ranked AD-associated genes, found by his computation framework digID.

IRP Students Present Resarch at the JSHS Competition

By Akshi Khowala, Opinion Editor February 22, 2022

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is devastating and incredibly common in aging populations. This fact is what drew senior Daniel Zhang into science research. Through the Independent Science Research Program (ISRP),...

App of the month — GamePigeon

By Maya Miller, Managing Editor February 9, 2022

“GamePigeon,” a mobile gaming platform that is available on iMessage, makes popular party games available on the go. On September 13, 2016, GamePigeon was released. In the fall of 2016, small groups...

Junior Mike Potanin presents his IRP project to the class. Here, he is talking about the application of CRISPR-Cas9 to treat SCID. SCID is a disease results in a weak immune system that is unable to fight off even mild infections.

IRP Provides Students Authentic Research Opportunities

By Chloe Yancovich, Asst Social Media Editor June 14, 2021

Hackley’s Independent Research Program, or IRP, is a collegiate-level scientific research program that lets students pursue a topic that they are interested in learning more about. However, many students...

Hackley IRP students took a field trip to Regeneron facilitated by Dr. Yancopoulos, father of four Hackley alumni.

Students from the Independent Research Program and Advanced Biology visit Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

By Ying Ku, Managing Editor for Copy December 19, 2019

Standing in a line against the wall, students gazed through a glass barrier separating themselves from an intricate, multi-million dollar machine for staining. The machine was operated by two scientists...

Senior Ben Marra diligently waters his nerve plant. Native to South American rain forests, nerve plants are known for white and pink veins on their leaves.

AP Biology students turned gardeners: plant project connects class to nature

By Jimmy Hefter, Feature Editor October 29, 2019

Although AP Biology students are working countless hours studying evolution and the nature of life, these students also have a light, fun project where they can explore the world of plants. At the beginning...

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