The Dial

Benjy Renton
Benjy Renton is a Hackley senior from Rye, New York. He is an experienced member of The Dial, having previously been a staff writer during his sophomore year and online editor his junior year. Benjy is Editor-in-Chief this year, and he enjoys being able to produce a great finished product and knowing that Dial is the go-to place for most students to locate news at Hackley. He is one of Hackley’s Admissions Ambassador leaders, participates on Hackley’s Cross Country team, and also leads the senior’s community service project at P.S. 81. In his free time, Benjy enjoys travel, running, and biking.

Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

Jan 07, 2019
Chapel talks provide pedagogy, unity, and wellness to the Upper School (Media)
Jun 01, 2018
Upper Schoolers enjoy the beginning of Prom festivities at Pre-Prom on 31 May 2018 (Media)
May 22, 2018
Five Hackley teams will compete for NYSAIS championships on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 (Media)
Jun 13, 2017
Senior class hosts annual P.S. 81 Dodgeball Tournament (Media)
Jun 13, 2017
Newly elected officers transition into roles on Council (Media)
Jun 13, 2017
Juniors take on team leadership roles for 2017-2018 athletic year (Media)
May 23, 2017
Six varsity teams compete in spring 2017 NYSAIS (Media)
May 16, 2017
AP Art Exhibit Displays Students’ Concentrations (Media)
May 15, 2017
Acting 1, 2, and 3 perform at the annual Acting Showcase (Media)
May 15, 2017
The Dial Blast from the Past (Story)
May 15, 2017
The Dial welcomes new leadership team for ’17-’18 (Story/Media)
May 15, 2017
Rising Spring Sports Stars (Media)
May 15, 2017
Seniors take final bows at spring Coffeehouse (Media)
May 15, 2017
Afrofuturism aesthetic: black is the new black (Media)
Apr 29, 2017
Spring Sting brings home victories for sports teams (Story/Media)
Apr 28, 2017
Upper School Biology hatches ducks: Watch live! (Story/Media)
Apr 27, 2017
Live: Spring Sting 2017 (Media)
Apr 22, 2017
Final Coffeehouse showcases diverse community talent (Story/Media)
Apr 20, 2017
Round Square Regional Conference 2017: Continuing Coverage (Story/Media)
Apr 18, 2017
Community Council Secretary/Treasurer Candidates 2017 (Media)
Apr 20, 2017
Young Round Square 2017 Timeline (Media)
Apr 18, 2017
Community Council Elections 2017 (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
The Dial Blast from the Past (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
HPA supports the community (Media)
Apr 04, 2017
Photos of the Day: April 2017 (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
Delia Tager projects her poetic talents to States (Media)
Mar 12, 2017
All in the Timing brings comedy and love to the stage (Story/Media)
Mar 09, 2017
STEM Night inspires Lower School students (Story/Media)
Mar 06, 2017
Photos of the Day: March 2017 (Story/Media)
Mar 05, 2017
Indoor Track and Field competes at State Championships (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
HPA honors faculty and staff at annual Appreciation Day luncheon (Story/Media)
Feb 10, 2017
Champion rower and aspiring entertainer has high hopes (Story/Media)
Feb 08, 2017
Hackley seniors pass on wisdom to incoming freshmen (Media)
Jan 29, 2017
Winter Coffeehouse heats up PAC with talent (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2017
Fashion show fosters advisory community (Story/Media)
Jan 09, 2017
Hackley teams triumph at Winter Sting (Story)
Jan 05, 2017
2017 Winter Sting Schedule (Media)
Dec 29, 2016
Bridge and Tunnel series continues with winter performance (Story/Media)
Dec 29, 2016
Poetry Out Loud captivates audience with outstanding performances (Story/Media)
Dec 29, 2016
Science Olympics foster competition among AP science classes (Story/Media)
Dec 15, 2016
Toy drives help spread holiday cheer (Media)
Dec 18, 2016
In Brief: December 2016 (Media)
Dec 18, 2016
10 things to do on a snow day (Media)
Dec 18, 2016
Jackson Corrigan: Hackley’s Piano Man (Media)
Dec 17, 2016
Hackley gets into the spirit of the holidays (Story/Media)
Dec 17, 2016
Hackley students respond to widespread protests against President-elect Donald Trump (Media)
Nov 22, 2016
New house band gears up for Coffeehouse (Media)
Nov 21, 2016
The Dial Blast from the Past (Story)
Nov 19, 2016
Fall Coffeehouse brings music and talent to Hackley community (Story/Media)
Nov 21, 2016
New York City brings fun and festive holiday spirit (Media)
Nov 11, 2016
The Vision kicks off year with successful launch party (Story/Media)
Nov 08, 2016
Clinton triumphs in student mock presidential election (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2016
Hackley teams finish season strong in NYSAIS Championships (Story/Media)
Nov 01, 2016
Government and Politics class presents election knowledge at assembly (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2016
Halloween festivities and parade hit the Hilltop (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2016
Enter here to be and find fright: Community Council unveils its first Haunted Hilltop (Media)
Oct 26, 2016
Collage Concert showcases performing arts talent (Story/Media)
Oct 18, 2016
How to make the best of this autumn season (Media)
Oct 09, 2016
Round Square International Conference 2016: Continuing Coverage (Story/Media)
Sep 24, 2016
Football begins season with new coaching staff (Media)
Sep 24, 2016
Sports teams dive into season with two weeks of practice prior to the start of school (Media)
Sep 24, 2016
Girls’ Tennis begins season strong (Media)
Sep 24, 2016
Girls’ Soccer team kicks off 2016 season with preseason (Media)
Sep 22, 2016
Sophomore star Mia Boemio anticipates another successful singing year (Media)
Sep 17, 2016
Hackley Hornets Exhibit Athletic Dominance at Fall Sting (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
2016 Fall Sting Schedule (Media)
Sep 11, 2016
First Friday Festivities Sweep the Hilltop (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Hackley Community Welcomes 118th Year at Convocation (Story/Media)
Jun 11, 2016
Hackley Salutes Class of 2016 at 117th Commencement (Story/Media)
Jun 05, 2016
AP Art Show Exhibits Students’ Concentrations (Story/Media)
Jun 06, 2016
The End of an Era: Legendary Headmaster Walter Johnson Leaves a Remarkable Legacy (Story)
Jun 06, 2016
Headmaster Walter Johnson: Through the Words of Faculty and Trustees (Story)
Jun 03, 2016
Broadway Comes to Benedict: Hamilton Meets the Enlightenment (Story/Media)
May 30, 2016
Spring 2016 Athletics Highlights (Media)
May 30, 2016
Meet the New Council Members (Media)
May 30, 2016
Seniors Share Hopes for Hackley’s Future (Media)
May 03, 2016
Hackley’s Rising Stars Shine on the Athletic Field (Media)
May 03, 2016
Hackley Community Voices Opinions on The Katrina Project (Media)
May 01, 2016
Hackley Sports Teams Sweep Spring Sting (Story/Media)
May 01, 2016
How to Get the Most Out of a College Visit (Media)
May 01, 2016
Celia Gooding Rises as Coffeehouse Mogul (Media)
May 01, 2016
Prom Pressure is the New Peer Pressure (Story/Media)
May 01, 2016
Forbes and Szabo Lecture: Concussion Safety and Awareness in Sports (Media)
Apr 16, 2016
Talent Flourishes at Final Coffeehouse (Story/Media)
Mar 18, 2016
Dr. Bettina Love Amplifies Hip Hop in Education (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2016
Katrina Project Instills Powerful Image of Hope through Play and Music (Story/Media)
Mar 03, 2016
Hack Facts Tests Students’ Trivia Knowledge (Story/Media)
Feb 16, 2016
Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner Shine Hope Over Hackley (Story)
Feb 16, 2016
Shining Hope Over Hackley: A Q&A with SHOFCO Co-Founders Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
Snowball Heats Up Icy Hackley Campus (Media)
Feb 16, 2016
Winter Sting Opens a New Athletic Year (Media)
Jan 30, 2016
Winter Coffeehouse Features Best Brews of Hackley Talent (Story/Media)
Jan 26, 2016
English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition Charms Audience (Story/Media)
Jan 08, 2016
Hackley Teams Compete against Horace Mann, Riverdale and Masters in Winter Sting (Story)
Jan 06, 2016
2016 Winter Sting Schedule (Story)
Dec 17, 2015
Hackley Talent Shines Under the Spotlight at Coffeehouse (Media)
Dec 17, 2015
Junior Girls Launch New Women in Science Club (Media)
Nov 21, 2015
First Coffeehouse Showcases Best of Hackley Talent (Story/Media)
Nov 08, 2015
Field Hockey, Girls’ Soccer and Girls’ Cross Country Crowned NYSAIS Champions (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2015
Field Hockey and Girls’ Soccer Advance to NYSAIS Championships (Story)
Nov 04, 2015
Fall Sports Teams Advance to NYSAIS Semifinals (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2015
Collage Concert Brings Together Hackley Performing Arts (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
New Headmaster Michael Wirtz to Visit Hackley Thursday (Story)
Oct 02, 2015
Round Square International Conference 2015: Continuing Coverage (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
Hackley Sends Delegation to Round Square Conference in Singapore (Story)
Sep 11, 2015
Successful First Friday Strengthens Hackley Community (Story)
Jun 25, 2015
Spring Sting Retrospective: A Look at the Dial’s Coverage (Story)
Jun 17, 2015
Beach Blockbusters: The Dial’s Summer Movie Selections (Story)
Jun 12, 2015
Hackley Salutes Class of 2015 at 116th Commencement (Story/Media)
May 31, 2015
Hackley Hosts Exchange Students from Around the Globe (Story)
May 21, 2015
Final Air and Share Plants Seed for Next Year (Media)
May 16, 2015
Ninth Grade Aids Nepal with Upcoming Bake Sale (Media)
May 18, 2015
Hackley Sports Teams Gain Victories in NYSAIS Prelims (Story/Media)
Apr 25, 2015
Hackley Takes On Riverdale in 4th Annual Spring Sting (Story/Media)
Apr 25, 2015
Final Coffeehouse Epitomizes Hackley Talent (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2015
Reading A Marathon: Hackley’s Great Gatsby (Story/Media)
Apr 13, 2015
Student Council Elections 2015 (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Hackley Hosts Students from Rwanda (Story/Media)
Apr 02, 2015
Welcome to the new Dial Online! (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Hackley Sends Delegation to Round Square Conference in Colombia (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Hackley Students Experience Thailand and Cambodia (Story)
Feb 10, 2015
Around the World in 33 Days: Hackley’s Passport to Adventurous Travel (Story)
Jan 31, 2015
Second Coffeehouse Thaws the Mid-Winter Blues (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
10th Grade Continues to Forge Connection with P.S. 81 (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
Toy Drive for P.S. 81 Brightens Kids’ Holidays (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Taking a Stand: Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution (Story)
Oct 03, 2014
10th Grade Volunteers at P.S. 81 for First Friday (Story)
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