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 course was a natural next step for her. Erin decided to explore the way that technology intersects with the environment, hoping to learn as...

Students take on year-long independent research papers

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, is a new addition to the course catalog for the 2019-2020 school year.  In the minor, studen...

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. As students come back to the Hilltop to begin the new school year, they do so with active, healthy...

English department designs new senior curriculum

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 of the Upper School’s ninth, tenth and eleventh grades were recently granted the opportunity to vote...

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’ development and enjoyment  The workload and the way in which Moby Dick was taught made the nove...

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