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Form Deans Bring Smiles To Upper School

PICTURED ABOVE: Form I Dean Emily Bemenderfer, Form II Dean Alejandra Suárez, Form III Dean Jessica Chu and Form IV Dean Rebekah Calhoun (from left to right) posed as the “Dean Team” on Halloween. Each year, Form Deans undertake the colors yellow, orange, blue and red to represent and support their respective grades. Amidst the competitive environment of Hockaday, they make efforts to brighten the atmosphere from sweet treats to notecards. Form IV Dean Rebekah Calhoun has been a form dean for about five...

A Silent Cry for Help: The Alarming Escalation in Teen Suicide

When 16-year-old Stacy* returned home from track practice, she began her usual routine—she ate dinner, showered, stretched out her tight muscles and put on pajamas. But instead of sitting down to complete her homework...

I Slept in a Car Parked in Woodberry Outlet After My First Thanksgiving

For the 15-year-old me, Thanksgiving is not a well-decorated turkey, plump pumpkins or apple pies. Waking up in my mom’s rental car alone and covering myself with the brand-new jacket bought an hour ago,...

Dear Underclassmen

PICTURED ABOVE: Seniors pose with their freshmen little sisters after getting dinner on a Friday night. Photo by Aurelia Han. Dear underclassmen, From the Class of 2018, we want to thank each and every...

Students Serve at Feast of Sharing

PICTURED ABOVE: The attendees at Feast of Sharing walk under the balloon arches to the tables where they will be seated for dinner. Photo by Maria Harrison.  Hosted by Central Market, Feast of Sharing brought together...

iPhone X-cellent

The iPhone X has been dubbed by Fox News as “the best upgrade from Apple in seven years,” and I personally agree. The smooth glass back, the sharp OLED screen and the crisp-clear camera...

There is Nothing South about “Somewhere South of Galway”

PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Cate Ginsberg as Brenna begins the play singing as she folds laundry. Photo by Katie O’Meara. Written and directed by senior Grace Lowry, “Somewhere South of Galway” tells the story of...

A Timeline of the Mueller Investigation

PICTURED ABOVE: Robert Mueller sits in the Oval Office in 2012 as the FBI director shortly before his term ends. Photo courtesy of Pete Souza. Since the 2016 campaign for the presidency accusations of...

Seniors Haunt the Hallways

On Oct. 27, seniors continued the tradition of decorating the hallways for Halloween and scaring the underclassmen. This year, they transformed the Upper School into a carnival-themed haunted house. From clowns to mimes, each...

Seniors to Visit Heart House

PICTURED ABOVE: English Department Chair Janet Bilhartz leads a discussion in her Contemporary American Literature Class. Photo by Katie O’ Meara. This year, equipped with empathy and knowledge, the Contemporary American Literature Senior Semester Seminar...