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Emily Wu

Emily Wu

Emily is an amateur gamer who loves fencing and digging into her avocado. Her dream is to have a jewelry box filled with a collection of her most favorite rings—including her Hockaday senior ring.

Self-love: Tips and Suggestions For Dealing With Stress

Bursting into tears during my B period Spycraft class, I rushed out of the classroom awkwardly, leaving my peers’ empathizing looks behind. A stream of tears dripped down my chin like a sad river,...

Boarder Line: Everything Is Bigger In Texas

Story and Photos by Emily Wu and Michelle Chen

A Tricky “Sip”tuation

Over the past few months, the nation has debated whether or not straws should continue to be used in spite of their ecological damage. In this issue, writers of The Fourcast take a stance...

Keep Calm and Gary On

PICTURED ABOVE // Gary Stollar and Laura day talk with one of their advisees, junior Erica Hulsey. Stollar and Day began co-advising this 2018-2019 school year. Although they have only been advising together for...

3-D Weaponary Blueprints Trigger Discussions In the Hockaday Community

On July 31. 2018, U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik issued a restraining order on the publishing of the blueprints for the Liberator — a handgun that uses 3-D printing technologies and, as a result,...

Growing Up In a “Full House”

PICTURED ABOVE // The Ryan sisters, Annabelle, Mary Rae, Sarah, Beth, Victoria, right before boarding a cruise in London, United Kingdom in 2017. Photo provided by Sarah Ryan. According to The World Factbook, United...

(Tech)nically Speaking…Is Alexa Worth It?

PRO-ALEXA She’s not a friend, she’s not your sister, she’s not even a person. Yet she lives in your living room and you talk to her frequently. She can recite the recipe for vanilla...

Mastering The Confucian

Many consider Chinese as one of the hardest languages to master when regarding the world’s most difficult language. Having five different tones and thousands of characters without alphabet, the challenges Chinese possesses make the...

Boarderline: Katzman Sisters

For junior Jessica Katzman and eighth grader Julia Katzman from Arizona, life at Hockaday represents more than living away from home. Although boarding life separates both of them from their parents, the sisters still...

Defining the Undefined: AP Studio Art Students Present their Work

PICTURED ABOVE: 1. “Chaotic Alley” by Hallet Thalheimer. 2. “Cover-up” by Sunita Hu. 3. “Monachopsis” by Elli Lee. 4.”Self-Portrait” by Emily Baschab. 4. “Self-Portrait” by Lily Loose. 5 ” by Emily Baschab. How do...