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Elizabeth Guo

Elizabeth Guo

Elizabeth Guo

Elizabeth is an aspiring writer and lover of theater, green tea, and fuzzy socks. She loves to curl up with a good book, rock out to old Taylor Swift songs, and eat raspberry sorbet.

Upper School Rises to Action Against Gun Violence

At 10 a.m. on April 20 – the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre – Upper School students and faculty left their usual classes and gathered outside at the Margaret Doggett Crow...

Alumna Becomes Signed Artist at Duke University Record Label

On Oct. 17, 2017, Duke University freshman Sara Held ‘17 walked onto the stage of Duke Coffeehouse and stopped at the waiting microphone. Held was about to sing two of her original songs for...

Upper School Spanish Teacher Chases Padel Dream

PICTURED ABOVE: 1. Suárez poses with playing partner Leatu. 2. Suárez’s swollen arm, with a tear of the radial collateral ligament and a tendon tear, which will require surgery. 3. Suárez’s trophies from padel...

Senior Shines Offstage

PICTURED ABOVE: STARTING YOUNG | Ginsberg helps one of her students learn music for JPAS’ “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.”// Photo by  Cameron Ooley When she’s not on the stage, senior Cate Ginsberg teaches and...

It’s a Long Story

An integral member of the Hockaday faculty since 1970, Ed Long has become part of the identity of the school itself. Few members of the community are unfamiliar with Long’s contributions to campus, including...

Living Up to a Big Reputation

Like it or not, Taylor Swift is back—synth-pop and bass booming. On Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, Swift released her sixth album, “Reputation,” on iTunes. Already, sales have soared, with the album selling 700,000 copies...

Joining the Ranks of the Champions

As she dribbles the field hockey ball, senior and Athletic Board Chair Campbell Swango sprints down the field and scores a clean goal. However, Swango isn’t here to score points. This is no team...

Miss STEM: A STEM Start to the Year

This is my first blog post in my final year of Upper School. It is an incredible feeling looking back now, with “Miss STEM” being in its third year, and seeing all of the...

Younger Now, and Boring Now

Miley Cyrus’ music career has undoubtedly been a tumultuous one. From her teen-idol days on Disney Channel, to her jarring image-changing album “Bangerz,” Cyrus is no stranger to making drastic stylistic changes. Cyrus’ newest...

In Defense of Taylor Swift

PICTURED ABOVE:  The cover art of Swift’s sixth album, “Reputation.” // Photo provided by iTunes Like many other teenage girls, I was an avid Taylor Swift fan during the singer’s days of acoustic guitars...