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Charlotte Dross

Charlotte is a junior and kiwi enthusiast. Her hobbies include petting her cat and drinking lemonade. She does not like tomatoes.

Expanding Our Service

PICTURED ABOVE: Sam Taussig ‘16 reads to a group of DISD students during the Day of Service in 2015. Photo by Claire Fletcher. It is a unique experience that serves a dual purpose: educating...

The Revelation Behind Recycling

If you were to walk into Upper School history teacher Tracy Walder’s room, you may notice a vibrant variety of college pennants hanging from her ceiling, commemorations of the achievements of past advisees. Or...

Staff Standoff: Are Trendy, Expensive Workout Classes Worth It?

YES: Charlotte Dross I was a freshman the first time that I went to a spin class. Although I had never gone to a group workout class nor ridden a stationary bike, I was...

Latin American Perspectives Class Helps the Community One Bracelet at a Time

It’s the fourth quarter, the final stretch of the school year. After an exhausting nine months worth of projects, tests and papers, naturally all students begin to wind down as brains shift to summer...

Junior on the Job

Within the Hockaday Boarding Community, the House Council President is a job deemed with the utmost importance and responsibility. The student who possess this position acts not only as a liaison between the boarding...

A Ver(sailles)y Elegant Winter Formal

A large white gate lined with white lights denotes the entrance of the dance. Walking under the gate, masses of students cluster together in cliques while the beat of the music throbs around them....

Brain Bee Held at Hockaday over the Weekend

Dr. Hailey Speed, a neuroscience a researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas,  clears her throat before enunciating the question before her. A group of girls armed with notepads and pens, awaiting with anticipation for...

Hockahome for the Holidays

The Boarding Department: it’s attached to the school, yet remains a complete mystery to such a large percentage of day students. If a student does not actually live on campus, there is little reason...

Idea Lab Leadership Team promotes use of the Space

Last spring, the Idea Lab Leadership Team was established to help promote the use of the space within the Hockaday community. Since then, the team has been steadily working towards integrating the Idea Lab...

Water Plumes Appear on the Surface of Europa

In a photograph unveiled by NASA on Sept. 26 (but captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on Jan. 26, 2014) a team of astronomers detected what they believe are active geysers of water erupting...