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Does Going to Winter Formal with The Great Gatsby Theme Make Me Inconsiderate?

Does Going to Winter Formal with The Great Gatsby Theme Makes Me Inconsiderate? Before we begin on to the real argument, we need to understand what the concerns are here: The Great Gatsby is a fiction that depicts the materialistic social phenomenon during the Roaring 20s. The novel, despite having numerous depictions of the luxury lifestyle, portrays the lavishness in a rather negative direction. As a consequence, when being used as the upcoming Winter formal theme for the Hockaday Upper School, this...

Hocka-Valentine’s-Day Stories

PICTURED ABOVE: Claire Cothren and her husband on the day of their engagement. Photo courtesy of Claire Cothren. This year, Hockaday students celebrated Valentine’s Day with a day-off from school. As you snuggle with...

Upper School Students Attend Dallas ISD Meeting

PICTURED ABOVE: Board Member of District Six Joyce Foreman discusses taking possible action to approve a contract with HIPPY USA (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters). Photo courtesy of DISD. On Jan. 25,...

“Fight Like a Girl” Assembly Educates Sophomores on Self Defense

PICTURED ABOVE: Self defense instructor Meg Hinkley (pictured right) demonstrates how to kick the shin of the attacker (AJ Tucker, pictured left) in order to escape the double hand hold.  Stance firm and arm...

Class of 2018 Celebrate Unity at Senior Sleepover

PICTURED ABOVE: The class of 2018 and Form IV Dean Rebekah Calhoun pose for a grade-wide photo. Photo by Alejandra Suárez. Sitting on her air mattress and singing pop hits from the 2000s at...

Ceramics Exhibit Brings Coral to Hockaday

For the first time this year, the Ann Bower ‘67 Gallery is filled with whimsically colorful pots, bowls and plates by the ceramacists of Mr. Brady’s Cermics I and Advanced Ceramics classes. The showcase lasted...

How to Prepare for a Snow Day

Prospective snow days are rare in Texas, and around the winter time, most students know better than to hope for one. Yet, on the evening of Jan. 15, students were elated to find out...

Black Mirror Season Four: A Spoiler Free Review

Since Dec. 29 of 2017, in some way on the internet, in the halls or in the classroom, you have probably heard someone in a panic over their future because “Black Mirror” made them...

Senior Mary Orsak Gives TEDx Kids Talk

When Heather Hankamer, the Director of TEDx at Southern Methodist University, saw a news story on Fox 4 that featured senior Mary Orsak and her work with the Dallas Youth Commission, she knew that...

Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Inspires Students and Faculty

On Jan. 12, for the Second Annual One Hockaday: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Program, all Hockaday students, faculty and staff, packed into Penson Athletic Center to celebrate the life and legacy of...