The Dial

Erin Lynch

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief November 14, 2019

Senior Erin Lynch has been brainstorming ideas for English research since the end of her sophomore year, before the Independent Research Program in the humanities was created. Enrolling in this new...

Students in the independent research course meet with Mr. Flanigan to talk about their respective topics. At this point in the year, class members have compiled sources that have helped them to learn more about their historical and literature interests.

Students take on year-long independent research papers

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief November 14, 2019

Swap lab coats and petri dishes for Harkness tables and JSTOR, and explore the new opportunities for research in the humanities at Hackley. This class, entitled Independent Research in English and History,...

Summer reading empowers students to grow as scholars and citizens

Summer reading empowers students to grow as scholars and citizens

By William Goldsmith, Assistant Opinion Editor October 25, 2017

Summer reading challenges students to grow as critical thinkers, and it also provides students the opportunity to use books as instruments of stimulation and repose during the months of summer....

English teacher Brigid Moriarty leads a sophomore English class in a discusssion about the fundamentals of short stories. The freshman, sophomore, and junior classes voted on options for the new course offerings.

English department designs new senior curriculum

By Will Goldsmith, Assistant Arts Editor April 12, 2017

As the world enters a new age of political, social and economic reality, the Upper School’s English Department seeks to enrich Hackley students with useful knowledge derived from literature. Members...

After a productive discussion, Moby Dick is back out to sea

After a productive discussion, Moby Dick is back out to sea

By Amy Chalan, Assistant News Editor October 22, 2016

About ten years ago, Moby Dick was removed from the curriculum and returned due to popular demand. Recently, it was removed again, due  to the length of the book and new curriculum tailored more to students’...

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