The Dial

Tech Free Tuesday encourages students to focus less on technology

Students glued to their technology during lunch demonstrate the necessity for a day without technology. In recent years, the role of devices has become more prominent both in and out of the classroom.

By Yingshyan Ku

June 3, 2019

A group of students sit across from each other around one of Hackley’s round tables in the lunchroom in silence. Each student is preoccupied with their phone and too busy with the digital screens to converse with one another. This situation is exactly what Hackley administrators sought to avoid...

Why I don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance is an American tradition that has been in existence since  the 1940s.

By Oren Tirschwell, Guest Writer

April 12, 2019

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Thirty one simple words that every public school student knows in this country. Thirty-one simple words that I recited every morning from g...

Trump’s travel bans are flawed: a personal perspective

Trump’s travel bans are flawed: a personal perspective

By Roya Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017

I am the daughter of an Iranian immigrant. My family came from Iran to America knowing that this country was a country that would accept them, that immigrants were woven into the fabric of the United States. On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated into office as President. As a liberal...

Let’s talk about dress: reforming Hackley’s dress code

Hackley's dress code in 1972 did not require students to wear jackets and ties, a change from prior years.

By Editorial Board

November 21, 2016

In today’s culture, there is a growing consciousness that gender is no longer a binary; it is a collection. Male and female are no longer the only prominent gender identities. With the shifting stance on gender, clothes that were once assigned to a certain sex have intermixed and been adopted by those...

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