The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

Ms. Swan Takes on Hackley Libraries

Ms. Swan Takes on Hackley Libraries

By Ashley Currie, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

After the departure of Brianna Judkins at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Jennifer Swan is taking over the library department as chair and will serve as the Upper School librarian. The role of being...

Seniors Dechhen Sherpa, Maren McCrossan, and Vanessa Restrepo dress up Zack and Cody. The 2005 sitcom is a childhood Disney TV show classic.

Spirit Week

By Griffin Senyek, Events Editor October 13, 2021

This year’s Spirit Week, featuring four themes, saw students showing their school spirit by dressing up accordingly throughout the week. On Monday, the theme was jersey day, encouraging students to...

Each week, Headmaster Micheal Wirtz releases results from the Covid-19 Surveillance Spit Tests, and any other positive cases from Hackley faculty, students or family.  The green line depicts the positive cases detected by pool testing, and positives cases detected outside of Hackley.

New School Year Brings New COVID-19 Policies

By Annabel Hardart, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

After a challenging year and a half of following strict COVID-19 protocols, the new school year and its promise of a more “typical year” present lingering uncertainties pertaining to COVID policies....

Shortly after crowds gathered for the football game, it started to rain. The chorus was able to sing the national anthem before it began raining.

Controversy, School Spirit and a Day Full of Sports: Students Go All Out for Fall Sting ‘21

By Jack Meyer and Theo Saujet October 8, 2021

Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, COVID-19 limited school activities and therefore the Fall Sting was not held. This bottled up all the school spirit, which poured out during Friday’s Fall Sting,...

Opinion: Texas Abortion Law Threatens Rights of Women Everywhere

Opinion: Texas Abortion Law Threatens Rights of Women Everywhere

By Bella Wasserman, Feature editor October 5, 2021

  Starting on September 1st, anyone seeking an abortion in the state of Texas found themselves in a dystopian scene worthy of The Handmaids Tale. That’s because a recently signed law allows...

Sophomores took advantage of the turf fields and competed in a cornhole tournament. The grade was divided into teams of two for this event.

First Friday 2021

By Griffin Senyek and Sami Rowbottom September 29, 2021

This year’s First Friday activities engaged students across the upper school in a variety of grade-specific activities. Freshman scattered throughout the campus, collecting supplies to build sea-worthy...

Head of School Michael Wirtz addressed the school body via Zoom. Students viewed the event as they gathered in their respective homerooms. Although the rain prevented an in-person Convocation, students helped conclude the event with a resounding Go Hack!

Convocation 21-22

September 18, 2021

At the beginning of each school year, the Hackley community gathers for Convocation on Akin Common. This year, the event was supposed to be in person for the first time since the pandemic, but took place...

Mr. KIng pauses for a final photo with members of the class of 21.

Commencement 2021

By Alina Watson, Editor-in-chief July 13, 2021

Students, parents, and faculty all gathered under a tent on Pickert Field for the first time since before the pandemic for an in-person graduation for the class of ‘21. Commencement normally takes...

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...

Ping Pong Tournament

Ping Pong Tournament

By Nicky Wind, Photography Editor June 7, 2021

By March, many students are stressed with work leading up to break. The Hackley Ping Pong Club, led by junior Sid Shah and senior Ishann Ratliff, came up with a fun solution to relieve stress: an upper...

This is a graph demonstrating the number of people who have received at least their first dose in India. As of May 22, approximately 12% of the population has been vaccinated.

Covid-19 continues to be a crisis in India

By Akshi Khowala, Staff Writer June 3, 2021

In the US, it seems that the coronavirus pandemic is cooling off in 2021, with almost 50% of the population receiving at least their first dose of the vaccine. However, globally this is not the case. In...

Freshman Harry Rosenthal performs Fine By Me By Andy Grammer as on of the opening acts of the Spring Coffeehouse

Spring Coffeehouse

By Emily Koch, Design Editor May 19, 2021

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