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Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

Students take advantage of Hadi Partovi’s Hour of Code

By Sydney Stoller

January 19, 2018


Filed under Feature, Science and Tech

Hadi Partovi is the co-founder of the nonprofit Code.org, a former employee of Microsoft, and an investor in numerous other start-ups, but one of his lesser known accomplishments is his graduation from Hackley School. Mr. Partovi and his twin and colleague Ali Partovi left the Hilltop in 1990, where...

Will Crainer Hops Into the Independent Research Program

Will Crainer Hops Into the Independent Research Program

By Yingshyan Ku, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Science and Tech

While many students may feel that frogs are trivial and uninteresting creatures, this is not the case for junior Will Crainer, a member of the Independent Research Program at Hackley. The Independent Research Program, first established in 2015, provides students with the opportunity to pursue a scientific...

App of the month: Khan Academy

By Jordan Miller and Dylan Wade

January 17, 2018


Filed under Science and Tech

Khan Academy is famous for their website, but their app makes it easy to study offline and on the go. The app can be used to review material that students don’t understand in class. Students can watch thousands of videos which thoroughly explain topics ranging from Chemistry and Calculus to Econo...

Hackley athletics begin to incorporate technology

Hackley athletics begin to incorporate technology

By Cole Wyman, Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech, Sports

Technology has revolutionized athletics over the past 50 years. Sports technology has changed player development, player scouting, and broadcasting in professional sports, but on the Hilltop, teams have yet to make full use of modern technology. Athletic director Jason Edwards, sees that, in terms of...

Jack Chen created an app that makes handling daily tasks easier

Jack Chen created an app that makes handling daily tasks easier

By Cole Wyman, Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech

Take note! “List Easy”, an app developed by junior Jack Chen, makes everyday activities such as splitting a bill at a restaurant and creating a grocery list much easier. The app is a similar alternative to the default notes app, which Jack believes lacks the option of creating an easy-to-read list....

New innovative makerspace coming to Saperstein

New innovative makerspace coming to Saperstein

By Bridget Barsanti, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech

With the addition of the new Makerspace located in the Middle School, Hackley joins the Maker movement, a movement that has been growing for over a decade, that focuses on construction skills, as well as experiential learning. This represents an advancement of Hackley’s curriculum, as it will give stu...

Middle School students receive Chromebooks for academic work

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech

Hackley School is implementing a new technology program for middle school students this fall. Each sixth grader will receive their own Chromebook in September, and will use this technology in their classes as an educational tool. Similarly, Upper School students have been given iPads to use throughout...

Ducks hatch on the Hilltop to celebrate the start of spring

Ducks hatch on the Hilltop to celebrate the start of spring

By Dylan Wade and Sydney Stoller

May 25, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech

This spring, biology teachers Ms. Johnson and Ms. EK received duck eggs from Metzer Farms in California and hatched them with their classes in order to teach students about animal behaviors. Five years ago Ms. Johnson saw her daughter’s fascination with the chicks that her preschool hatched, and thought th...

App of the Month: TV

App of the Month: TV

By Matthew Traum, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech

Hulu, HBO GO, FOX NOW, iTunes. Since the rise of Netflix, many competitors have been eager to develop online streaming services. And now the market is flooded. The TV app brings them all together. The TV app is included in iOS 10.1, so all Apple phones with this update have this app. As it is an iOS...

The biggest news story that people don’t understand

The biggest news story that people don’t understand

By Cory Gorczycki, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech

Vault 7 is WikiLeaks’ code name for the 8,761 pages of documents it released March, 2017. Although the story was covered by the mainstream media news outlets, what seemed to get lost in the shuffle were the ultimate implications: what did it really mean? Initially, it was not clear what Vault 7...

The importance of supporting medical research in the age of Trump

By Georgia Panitz, Assistant Science and Technology Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech

Recent news and political debate after the election of Donald Trump have been concerned with the implications of his efforts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act and implement his own health care system. While this is a significant topic to discuss and emphasize, Trump’s proposals to cut back on biomedical...

Upper School Biology hatches ducks: Watch live!

Upper School Biology hatches ducks: Watch live!

By Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech, Slider

Over the past month, the Upper School Biology classes have been incubating ducks, with a hatch date scheduled for Monday, May 1. Check out the live stream from the incubator! Hd Streaming Tweets by @cayugacam !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https...

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