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Ducks hatch on the Hilltop to celebrate the start of spring

Ducks hatch on the Hilltop to celebrate the start of spring

Photo credit: Dylan Wade and Sydney Stoller

May 25, 2017


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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

Photo credit: Matthew Traum, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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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

Photo credit: Cory Gorczycki, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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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

Photo credit: Georgia Panitz, Assistant Science and Technology Editor

May 15, 2017


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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!

Photo credit: Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2017


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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...

STEM Night inspires Lower School students

STEM Night inspires Lower School students

Photo credit: Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017


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Members of Upper School AP Biology, AP Physics and Advanced Physics classes hosted this year's annual STEM Night, held on March 9 for Lower School students and their families. Each group of four Upper School students was tasked with preparing a 25-minute interactive lesson for a group of Lower School...

Alex Popov’s pacing car links brains and brawn

Alex Popov’s pacing car links brains and brawn

Photo credit: Georgia Panitz, Assistant Science and Technology Editor

February 10, 2017


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Every athlete has goals to improve performance in his or her respective sport, whether it be increasing their serve speed, improving the ability to shoot with his or her left foot, or working on foul shots. Senior Alex Popov’s goal is to improve his times as a member of Hackley’s cross country an...

Action required to prevent climate crisis

Photo credit: Cole Wyman, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


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Our planet is currently being choke held by its human inhabitants and this deadly grip is only getting tighter and tighter. Since the last Ice Age, carbon dioxide levels have never reached 300 parts per million (ppm), .03% of our atmosphere, however it surpassed this mark relatively recently. These leve...

The power of persuasion is a winning sport

The power of persuasion is a winning sport

Photo credit: Cory Gorczycki, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


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Super Bowl commercials pay a steep price to shape and manipulate consumers’ opinions of their products Will you be watching the Super Bowl for the game, the ads or both? In 2016, according to Forbes, 45% of people surveyed chose the game as the most important part of the Super Bowl, but a surprisingly hi...

Russia goes phishing

Russia goes phishing

Photo credit: Matt Traum, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


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Much controversy exists surrounding the certainty and the degree to which Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election. President Trump has made controversial statements regarding the ability of U.S. intelligence agencies to determine who is responsible for the multiple hackings of organizations,...

Advanced Forest Ecology Research classes take field trip to Teatown

Advanced Forest Ecology Research classes take field trip to Teatown

Photo credit: Christian Riegler, Photography Editor

January 12, 2017


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The woods around Westchester are teaming with wildlife, and Hackley students had the chance to explore the natural world nearby. On January 11, the Advanced Forest Ecology Research classes took a field trip to Teatown, a nature preserve and education center in Ossining, NY. The class spent the first...

Science Olympics foster competition among AP science classes

Science Olympics foster competition among AP science classes

Photo credit: Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

December 29, 2016


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While many would not consider AP Science students as star athletes, Hackley’s Science department has proved otherwise. This past November, AP Biology, Chemistry and Physics classes competed in the first round of the “Science Olympics.” In 2010, biology teacher Tessa Johnson wanted to turn the...

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