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Ashna Kumar

Ashna Kumar

Ashna's birthday is on November 7th. Mark it in your calendars and remember to give her baked goods on her special day.

The Importance of Rejection

“You’re getting in—don’t worry about it.” “If I were you, I wouldn’t even have applied anywhere else, there’s no chance you don’t get in.” “You totally deserve to get it.” Ever since people found...

Where is Hillary?

A Look at the Former Presidential Candidate’s Whereabouts Since Election Night No one expected Hillary Clinton to lose on Nov 8. In fact, all polls indicated that she would win by a landslide. But...

Upper School Students or Mannequins? The World Will Never Know

This morning, Upper School students and faculty participated in “The Mannequin Challenge,” an internet trend that has been taking social media by storm. Students from all four grades gathered at Metzger Plaza during advisory to...

But First, Lemme Take a (FAB) Selfie.

Web Editor Ashna Kumar investigates the best spots to take selfies around the new Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Center for the Arts. If you find yourself wandering into the control...

From Conception to Birth: Your Letter of Recommendation

A college application is littered with numbers—the GPA and scores of the ACT, SAT, SAT subject test scores and APs. Colleges use these figures to help them understand the academic profile of an applicant....

By The Numbers: Environment Edition

Graphic by Ashna Kumar Sources: planetpals.com, rd.com, hvmag.com

Hockabriefs

ISAS The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest Arts Festival, better known as the ISAS festival, took place last weekend from April 7-9 at St. Mary’s Hall in San Antonio. Over 3,000 students attended...

Diversity Speaker Rosetta Lee Identifies the Identities

Diversity speaker and consultant Rosetta Lee  spoke to the Upper School yesterday about different cultural identities and how we can use our individual identities as a step forward towards inclusion and allyship. This is...

Fourward

Feb. 11-13: Winter SPC Feb. 12-15: Winter Break – NO CLASSES Feb. 17, 10 a.m.: Daisy Day Feb. 17, 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.: US Student Council Speeches Feb. 20, 8 p.m.: Winter Formal...

HockaBriefs

Astronomy Class The semester astronomy class has a new curriculum starting this year based on a course taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Students will take data from a telescope...