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Emily Wu

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...

Get Ready to Kiss it Goodbye

It’s a peaceful Sunday morning on the patio. A soothing breeze sends a chill up your arm, but a cup of aromatic coffee warms up your side. Raising the cup, you drink the last...

Does Going to Winter Formal with The Great Gatsby Theme Make Me Inconsiderate?

Does Going to Winter Formal with The Great Gatsby Theme Makes Me Inconsiderate? Before we begin on to the real argument, we need to understand what the concerns are here: The Great Gatsby is...

First Aid Pack for Hell Week: Tips for Keeping Your Life Straight

Hey there. I know you are pretty stressed out at this moment. Tomorrow’s math test is not going to let you pass easily, not to mention that the English paper still needs to be...

I Slept in a Car Parked in Woodberry Outlet After My First Thanksgiving

For the 15-year-old me, Thanksgiving is not a well-decorated turkey, plump pumpkins or apple pies. Waking up in my mom’s rental car alone and covering myself with the brand-new jacket bought an hour ago,...