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Our New Friend OnCampus

//PICTURED ABOVE: Junior Tarini Gannamaneni checks her assignments on OnCampus. At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, the familiar logo of Powerschool Learning no longer greeted Upper School students. Instead, a new system replaced our old friend: OnCampus. In 2016, Powerschool purchased Haiku Learning and merged into their system. With uncertainties of Haiku’s future, Jason Curtis, Director of Technology and Information Resources, consulted with constituencies and leadership across the School and made a decision to replace Powerschool with Blackbaud. “Powerschool is...

Charlsie Griffiths Finds Her Forte With New Fine Arts Department Role

//PICTURED ABOVE: Charlsie Griffiths sits in her new office as she takes on her new role in the Fine Arts Department. In April, Charlsie Griffiths received the news that she would be the new...

Sarah Kate Ashton Takes on the World at Rock Climbing World Championship

//PICTURED ABOVE: Sophomore Sarah Kate Ashton tackles a climbing wall. On August 12, sophomore Laine Betanzos and her friends crowded around a computer and excitedly opened up a live stream. They were getting ready...

3-D Weaponary Blueprints Trigger Discussions In the Hockaday Community

On July 31. 2018, U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik issued a restraining order on the publishing of the blueprints for the Liberator — a handgun that uses 3-D printing technologies and, as a result,...

Keep Calm and Delete “Calm”

1/5 stars Let me preface this by saying that I have never in my life tried any sort of anti-anxiety techniques, let alone an app for it. The closest I have probably gotten is...

How to Beat Back to School Blues

Two weeks before school, stores start blasting their back-to-school deals, from backpacks to 5-pack notebooks. Your Hockaday Outlook inboxes begin to fill up. International students grudgingly begin to pack their luggages. Soon you exchange...

Hockaday Community Service Programs Debut at Assembly

//PICTURED ABOVE: Hockaday girl tutors her paired student at Gooch Elementary. The Hockaday School has lots of things to boast about: having the only highschool neuroscience program in the country, it’s impressive facilities, and state-of-the-art...

Crazy for Crazy Rich Asians

Going into Crazy Rich Asians, I expected nothing less than what the title promised to deliver. However, rather than a movie that once again stereotypes Asians, a hilariously funny chick flick with no shortage...

Class of 2022 Bonds At Allaso Ranch

On Aug. 21, the class of 2022 piled onto charter buses and began the 2-hour journey to their freshman retreat at Allaso Ranch. A rite of passage for the newly initiated upper-schoolers, the retreat...

Seniors Kick Off the Year at Allaso Ranch

On Aug. 20, 119 Hockaday seniors loaded up on three charter buses and traveled to Allaso Ranch in  Hawkins, Texas for the annual Senior Retreat. Lasting from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, the retreat...