The Dial

Money Matters: Senior Jack Rosenthal hopes to increase teenage interest about investing

Money Matters: Senior Jack Rosenthal hopes to increase teenage interest about investing

By Jimmy Hefter and Tommy Larson

February 12, 2020

A typical high school senior isn’t very knowledgeable about the intricacies of the stock market and the economy as a whole. According to a recent poll from Gallup, though the stock market has climbed far above pre-crash levels, the combined percentage of adults younger than 35 with money in the stock market in 2017 and 2018 stands at 37%, down from 52% for people in that age range in the two years before the crash. Almost half of 25 to 34-...

Cooking and Culture: The Arjomands’ Persian cuisine

Cooking and Culture: The Arjomands’ Persian cuisine

By Lauren Ahern, Managing Editor for Social Media

February 10, 2020

When countries are in conflict, it can be easy to distance one’s mind from the other side and adopt a one-dimensional view. This is especially relevant now as the conflict between the United States and Iran dominates news media. What can be lost in this polarization is an appreciation and respect ...

Performers wow at Winter Coffeehouse

Performers wow at Winter Coffeehouse

By Nicky Wind and Sydney Stoller

January 24, 2020

  Last Friday, students were able to showcase their talents at the Winter Coffeehouse. Seniors Taylor Robin and Helen Sileshi hosted Friday’s event. They organized games such as "Spill your Guts" where students were called on stage and asked questions. If they refused to answer the quest...

Students and faculty debate how an open grade book will provide more transparency for the student body

Students and faculty debate how an open grade book will provide more transparency for the student body

By Hannah Ostfield, Senior Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

An open grade book may help students at first, but will it end up causing even more stress? After a month or school into the trimester, students await their progress reports, then a month later it’s their trimester report card, and then it’s finally their end of year grades. An open grade book c...

To give or not to give

To give or not to give

By The Editorial Board

January 17, 2020

The editorial board argues for continuing the tradition of giving out sports jerseys, positing that the tradition encourages school spirit and attendance at games — although alterations to the tradition must be made to ensure the comfort of students Jersey giving, a long-standing tradition on the...

The evolution of cool: portrait of the past

The evolution of cool: portrait of the past

By Eki Uzamere, Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

]The “American Cool” exhibit ran at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery from February 7 through September 7 of 2014. According to the exhibit “cool” is a surprisingly complex system of alternative success, an identity, a way of being, recognizant of those who leave a cultural legacy ...

Thumbs Up: How Mr. Klimenko’s travels shaped his teaching

Thumbs Up: How Mr. Klimenko’s travels shaped his teaching

By Maya Miller, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Although it may seem that every successful person knows what they want to do at a young age, this is not always the case. Upper school history teacher Vladimir Kilmenko took a long and winding path to get to the teaching position that he has today. Mr. Klimenko did not even begin to teach until th...

Hackley Collage concert takes Broadway

Hackley Collage concert takes Broadway

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

January 5, 2020

For their combined Winter concert, the Hackley orchestra, band, chorus, and acting classes implemented a Broadway theme. Taking place during Community Time, the annual concert featured a mix of renowned musicals. In addition to those mentioned above (Wizard of Oz, Wicked, Into the Woods, Hamilton, and Rent), the concert covered "Thorough...

Students from the Independent Research Program and Advanced Biology visit Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

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 in lab coats and is capable of completing more work than fifty scientists would on a workbench. This w...

Teachers limit phone use in class

Teachers limit phone use in class

By Maya Miller, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Teachers and students often debate the phone ban that has been instituted in certain classes throughout the Upper School. In certain classes, students are asked to keep their phones in their backpacks or place them in front of the classroom in order to help them focus. Despite the fact that students...

Students react to the switch in online platforms: New HOL prompts mixed responses

Students react to the switch in online platforms: New HOL prompts mixed responses

By Jared Tilliss, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2019

As students settle themselves back into another year on the hilltop, there is one major difference which no one can ignore: the beloved Hackley Online (or HOL) has changed. The alternative, a two-part system consisting of programs called Veracross and Schoology, has become the main functional interface f...

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