The Dial

Juggling Two Jobs at once: Teaching and Parenting

Mr. Wright shows his joint homeroom with Ms. Clingen his son, Ellis. Many students have had the chance to see their teachers' children with online school.

By Alina Watson, Feature Editor

May 22, 2020

With the implementation of online classes, many Hackley students have been going through an adjustment period as they accustom themselves to their new schedules and class formats. The same goes for teachers as they must learn how to appropriately teach their classes over zoom both synchronously and asynchronously....

Editorial: A vision of the new normal on campus this fall

As New York State looks to reopen, Westchester County is meeting six out of the seven necessary guidelines to opening. Long Island, New York City, and the Mid-Hudson are the only areas that still do not meet all of the requirements. Once the checklist is met, there will be a phased reopening to ensure that the virus does not spike again.

By Kami Lim, Opinion Editor

May 22, 2020

Political leaders, public health experts, and pundits discuss flattening the curve, social distancing, and contact tracing in all media forms. We are all well aware. Since we left school for early spring break after Tuesday, March 10th, we are now on the eleventh week of quarantine (as of May 19th)....

QA with Mr. King

QA with Mr. King

By Sophie Thomas, News Editor

May 20, 2020

Quarantine has affected people in different ways. Some face the loss of family members or close friends. Some struggle with the uncertainty of the future. Others have discovered a new sense of productivity, while some welcome the break in their normal busy schedules. Regardless of the way in which COVID-19...

Arjun Dayal making medical masks

Arjun Dayal making medical masks

By Eki Uzamere, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

Junior Arjun Dayal has joined the fight against COVID-19, 3D-printing protective masks, and sending them to hospitals around the country. The shortage of PPE, or personal protective equipment, has been a hot topic in recent coverage of COVID-19 as doctors and nurses are overloaded with the sheer quantity...

Maintaining Mental Health During Quarantine

Maintaining Mental Health During Quarantine

By Hannah Ostfield, Features editor

May 14, 2020

As COVID-19 takes control over what seems like every aspect of our lives, we may feel stuck or in a funk. It’s been over a month of social distancing and remote learning for the Hackley community and it’s safe to say that this new chapter of our lives has brought everything to a halt. There is no getting around t...

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, Some Wear Scrubs

Dr. Mital snapped a picture of some uplifting sidewalk chalk outside of Weill Cornell Medicine where she works as an Emergency Physician. Messages like these aim to make doctors working the front line against COVID-19 feel appreciated.

By Hadley Chapman, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

Starting her shift in the critical side of the Emergency Room at Weill Cornell Hospital at 3:30 in the afternoon working until midnight, Dr. Renu Mital, mother of Hackley students Nevin, Nina, and Hackley alum Riya, saw several critical patients including three elderly ones who were COVID-19 positive....

Why does the Upper School only have one black teacher?

Why does the Upper School only have one black teacher?

April 1, 2020

It’s 2020, but only one black teacher sits on the Upper School faculty. For an institution that prides itself on diversity, this discrepancy is significant. But Hackley’s administration is quite conscious of this problem and is working diligently to resolve it. Mr. Steven Bileca, Assistant Head of...

Mr. Litvinov Tells His Story: From Citizen, to Scientist, to Dissident, to Hackley Teacher

Retired Hackley Physics and Calculus teacher, Pavel Litvinov, returns to the Hilltop to talk about his life as a Soviet Dissident in Russia and the importance of free thinking and history in today's world.

By Eki Uzamere, Senior Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

On January 9th in the Performing Arts Center, the former Soviet dissident Pavel Litvinov addressed his former colleagues and the current juniors and seniors of Hackley, speaking passionately in a distinct Russian accent about his life, and taking a closer look at history.  “History is very important because it didn...

Lines and Colors: Drawing a Path to the Hilltop

Mr. Green worked at Parsons School of Design in Paris as an instructor in the painting, fashion, and illustration departments. He continued his personal artistic career by working in his studio.

By Alina Watson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Like many teachers at Hackley, Mr. Green started teaching before most current students were even born, making it hard to imagine that he hasn’t always been here. However, his path to the Hilltop is an adventure in itself.  Some people know what they want to do in life immediately, while others nev...

Squashed it! New boys and girls varsity squash coaches transform program

By Hadley Chapman and Calista Santomero

March 3, 2020

Squash, not to be confused with the vegetable, is a fast-paced racket sport played indoors. It is an all-year sport for those who participate in tournaments, but for school purposes, it is played during the winter. Squash is both a mind and body workout for players as they must outwit and outrun the...

Ilyasah Shabazz, alumna, author, and daughter of Malcolm X, reflects on her time at Hackley

Ilyasah Shabazz, alumna, author, and daughter of Malcolm X, reflects on her time at Hackley

By Max Calman, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Ilyasah Shabazz is the daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X and a prominent writer of many books such as Growing Up X and X: A Novel. She also has a new novel coming out later this year co-authored by Tiffany D. Jackson titled The Awakening of Malcolm X. Malcolm X was a leader of the civil rights mo...

Local cuisine: Tarrytown Asian food amazes

Local cuisine: Tarrytown Asian food amazes

By Sofia Graziano, Julia Thomson, and Jordan Miller

March 2, 2020

The rivertowns are renowned for having some of the best food in Westchester. Dial reporters Julia Thomson, Sofia Graziano, and Jordan Miller headed into Tarrytown and Irvington to taste and review the Asian cuisine. They visited the newly opened Japanese bistro My Tokyo, the Korean fusion, fast casual eat...

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