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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.

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...

To Be Honest, TBH is Overrated  

PICTURED ABOVE: Users have the ability to send digital compliments to friends on the app. Screenshots provided by Charlotte Dross.  Human society as a whole tends to have an inherent craving to know what...

And in the Pop Culture World

PICTURED ABOVE: Lady Gaga holding a microphone while pointing to her audience. // King Kylie and Princess Kate Announce Pregnancies The royal babies are coming. Social media royalty Kylie Jenner is five months along...

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...