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Advertisement evolution

Advertisement evolution

By Raghav Chopra, Editor-in-chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under Science and Tech, Slider

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 maintain their influence on us. In the age of online personalities, the changing shape of ads now s...

The Twitch craze

The Twitch craze

By Jordan Miller, Managing Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Science and Tech, Slider

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 in eight weeks. Twitch is a live streaming platform that allows users to engage with their favorite s...

The rise of the podcast

The rise of the podcast

By Raghav Chopra, Editor-in-chief

October 1, 2018


Filed under Science and Tech

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 and consumption shifts have enabled this rise in popularity, as consumers are increasingly sh...

Hackley students compete in International Physics Olympiad

Hackley students compete in International Physics Olympiad

By Tommy Larson, Opinion Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Science and Tech

Every year the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics sponsor a competition for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition. Seniors Demetra Yancopoulos, Jasmine Bayrooti, Hanna Mark, and Connor Larson all ...

App of the Month: NYTimes – Crossword

App of the Month:  NYTimes – Crossword

By Jordan Miller, Managing Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Science and Tech

The New York Times Crossword App makes crossword puzzles available on mobile devices on the go. To access the full array of puzzles a subscription service is offered on the app costing either $6.99 per month or $39.99 annually. However, a subscription to the New York Times Crossword does not come with...

Juniors Chris and David examine students’ vision

Juniors Chris and David examine students’ vision

By Raghav Chopra, Editor-in-chief

May 10, 2018


Filed under Science and Tech

Juniors David Jiang and Chris Sun have spent the past months documenting each student at Hackley, one by one like an entomologist, across every grade from lower to upper school. As part of a research project under Dr. Pamela Gallin of the Columbia Department of Ophthalmology, they are conducting data...

App of the Month: The New York Times Crossword App

App of the Month: The New York Times Crossword App

By Jordan Miller, Managing Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Science and Tech

The New York Times Crossword App makes crossword puzzles available on mobile devices on the go. To access the full array of puzzles offered on the app there is a subscription service costing either $6.99 per month or $39.99 annually. However, a subscription to the New York Times Crossword does not c...

Makerspace Encourages Creative Spark

Makerspace Encourages Creative Spark

By Lauren Ahern, Assistant Feature Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under News, Science and Tech

Walking into the new Makerspace, it’s hard not to be inspired by the lego and cardboard covered tables and turquoise walls covered in doodles and messages. With different materials and machines available for the creative drive of students and teachers alike, the Makerspace was created in hopes of facilit...

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...

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