The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

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...

Senior Class President Taylor Robin (left) and Leah McKirgan (right) film a TikTok in the senior lounge.

The rise of TikTok

By Jordan Miller, Editor in Chief October 23, 2019

Walking through the senior lounge or freshman hallway, you may see students gathering around a phone, filming themselves hitting the clock woah or the milly rock, both of which are ‘TikTok dances. Hearing...

The AirPods sport a compact, unique design with a slim profile case.

Sounds Good? Wireless headphones introduce new trend

By Jared Tilliss, Opinion Editor April 8, 2019

The number of headphones and earbuds that were bought in 2017 was around 368 million globally, with that number nearing 400 million this past year. Now, the type of technology that manufacturers are focusing...

The above results are from a poll that was emailed to the Hackley community.
Although the mean amount of time that people use their phone is less than the
average in America, phones are still a crucial part of life for Hackley students.

Cell phone companies release new software to combat phone overuse

By Cory Gorczycki, Science and Tech Editor February 19, 2019

Four point seven hours: the amount of time every day that an American spends on their phone. Given that most are awake for about fifteen hours each day, spending nearly one third of the day on a mobile...

Youtube and Netflix are testing out the use of advertisements on their respective web platforms. The field of advertisement is radically changing. New media forms and social media icons are spurring on such change.

Advertisement evolution

By Raghav Chopra, Editor-in-chief October 4, 2018

High school students use their phone on average for nine hours each day. Inundated with bright LED lights and constant advertising, teenagers have grown callous to ads as quickly as they have evolved to...

Dota 2 and Fortnite are the two most popular games to watch on Twitch. Twitch, an online streaming service, enables viewers to both observe and connect with streamers. Twitch can be downloaded as an application on iPhones and Androids.

The Twitch craze

By Jordan Miller, Managing Editor October 2, 2018

Twitch’s Fortnite Summer Skirmish Tournament is coming to a close and streamers are walking away with hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. Eight million dollars in prizes were given away...

Podcasts have gained wide popularity in recent years. Decreasing literacy rates in America partly explain this phenomenon. Because of their popularity, many podcasts are enjoying substantial revenues.

The rise of the podcast

By Raghav Chopra, Editor-in-chief October 1, 2018

Podcasts emerged from a niche audience in 2005, when the iPhone announced that it would support the medium, to now having 73 monthly listeners in the US according to Edison Research.   Technology...

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