The Dial

Convocation celebrates the start of the 2019-2020 school year

Convocation celebrates the start of the 2019-2020 school year

By Tyler O'Brien, Events Editor

September 6, 2019

Akin Common buzzed with sounds of excitement from students and faculty alike, eager to begin a new school year. Convocation, one of two events during each school year where grades K-12 are all present, officially kicked off the 2019-2020 academic year on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  The festivities o...

Independent studies prompt innovative final products: Upperclassmen create podcasts and board games to conclude their studies.

Independent studies prompt innovative final products: Upperclassmen create podcasts and board games to conclude their studies.

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

June 3, 2019

From philosophy podcasts to a board game about South African warlords, students have taken it upon themselves to push the boundaries of the classroom and explore alternate media. In addition to the numerous papers and presentations that they complete each year, a few upper school students have created al...

A Rite of Spring – Perspectives on Senioritis at Hackley

A Rite of Spring – Perspectives on Senioritis at Hackley

By Matthew Traum

June 3, 2019

As warm weather finally graces the hilltop, with it comes an annual rite of spring. “Senioritis” is a colloquial term used to describe changing attitudes towards school, and decreased motivation towards studies by seniors nearing the end of high school, particularly once they are accepted into col...

Senior projects foster growth in students in several ways

Senior projects foster growth in students in several ways

By William Goldsmith

June 3, 2019

Students do not need classrooms to learn, and, as indicated by the new strategic plan, Hackley’s administration is committed to giving its students the opportunity to learn in an experiential manner. While experiential learning is expected to assume a larger role within Upper School curricula in the...

Tech Free Tuesday encourages students to focus less on technology

Tech Free Tuesday encourages students to focus less on technology

By Yingshyan Ku

June 3, 2019

A group of students sit across from each other around one of Hackley’s round tables in the lunchroom in silence. Each student is preoccupied with their phone and too busy with the digital screens to converse with one another. This situation is exactly what Hackley administrators sought to avoid...

New “HOL” to launch in September

New “HOL” to launch in September

By Lauren Ahern, Managing Editor of Social Media

May 22, 2019

Starting next school year, Hackley will be moving on from our current Learning Management System (LMS), known as “HOL.” Hackley will now have two integrated Management Systems: Veracross, a Student Information System (SIS), which has already been used this past year to post progress reports as wel...

A hate symbol promotes conversation on campus; action must follow

A hate symbol promotes conversation on campus; action must follow

By The Editorial Board

May 20, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13th, Upper School students received an email that stated that they were to report to the Johnson Center during their break period. The calling of the entire Upper School to a meeting with little notice was an unusual occurrence, and the halls were buzzing with rumors about the t...

Senior baseball captain Jason Mark reflects on his journey as a key player and team leader

Senior baseball captain Jason Mark reflects on his journey as a key player and team leader

By Amy Chalan

May 20, 2019

As senior Jason Mark faces his last season on Boys Varsity Baseball, his teammates, coaches, and friends look back on his contributions to the success of the team during NYSAIS and integrity of the program. Jason began playing baseball at a young age, but his parents did not expect him to fall in...

Take a virtual tour of the Hilltop!

Take a virtual tour of the Hilltop!

By Maya Miller, Colin Ives, and Olivia Kearns

May 16, 2019

 Founded in 1899, Hackley School has been expanding their campus to keep up with a growing student body ever since. Take the tour to learn where students learn and play....

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 8

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 8

May 16, 2019

Today was a lot of fun. I am not sure what the official terms are but an elementary school about a mile from the stadium that the team works with a lot through community engagement had their field day, which is annually sponsored by the Rays. I was fortunate enough to make the travel team. While the...

The new generation of poetry: Instagram Poets fail to capture respect in the poetic world

The new generation of poetry: Instagram Poets fail to capture respect in the poetic world

By Eki Uzamere, Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2019

With the rise of Instagram poetry, there are rumblings about what kind of wordsmith will dominate the poetry landscape for the next few decades and whether or not they are equipped for the job. By definition, “Insta-poets” are the Instagrammers with accounts widely focused on poetry. Having r...

Independent Research Program provides students with the opportunity to broaden their horizons in science

Independent Research Program provides students with the opportunity to broaden their horizons in science

By Sofia Graziano, Feature Editor

May 5, 2019

From microbial communities of amphibians to subarachnoid hemorrhage, the Independent Research Program provides students with the opportunity to choose a field of scientific study they are interested in pursuing. The students in the program reach out to scientists and ask to be mentored through shadowin...

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