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Kelsey Chen

Kelsey Chen

Kelsey is a junior and an avid supporter of all-day breakfast (bonus points if you have crepes!). In ten years she hopes to be the proud owner of an insta-famous toy Australian shepherd.

Crazy for Cast and Crew: Upper Schoolers dance, act, sing, build to create winter musical production 

The Nasher-Haemisegger Theater echoes with applause as students and fine arts faculty take gracious bows after their performance of “Crazy for You.” Each year, students, parents and faculty gather in the theater for the...

Beware, Twitter users: the Dangers of Digital Diplomacy

//PICTURED ABOVE: Politicians are now using social media platforms like Twitter as a megaphone to communicate with the public, government bodies and foreign diplomats and nations.  Welcome to the world of 280-character news updates,...

Podcast Pioneer: Fourcast alum shares evolution of entrepreneurial program

//PICTURED ABOVE: Chelsea Watanabe and Catherine Jiang collaborate on the entrepreneurial podcast “Founder’s Couch,” which Jiang created at Stanford. A pioneer in machine-readable duct tape that can store information, the CEO of a biotech company...

The Hidden Brain is a Hidden Gem 

The Hidden Brain is owned by National Public Radio, a non-profit media organization based in Washington, D.C. It can be found on NPR’s website, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  Have you ever wondered why we...

Students Join Pros in UChicago Program: Marine Biology Lab experience offers unique opportunity

//PICTURED ANOVE: Dr. Barbara Fishel, Brandi Finazzo and Dr. Coleman explore the Marine Biology Lab in Woods Hole, Mass. In just a few days, 20 students will be studying the development of embryos, observing...

RevAMP-ing The North Texas Food Bank 

LA-based songwriter CVBZ (Sean Jacobs) headlined at RevAMP and gave advice to local performers.  Music blared from the stage at Gas Monkey Live on Oct. 12 as students from all over Dallas attended the...

Heading for a Great School Year

//PICTURED ABOVE: New Upper School Head Lisa Culbertson smiles with her new freshman advisory, shared with Lisa Fisher.  She rowed for Hockaday, toured prospective students as an H-Club ambassador and worked backstage on tech...

Hockaday Letter of Recommendation: Horoscopes

//PICTURED ABOVE: This horoscope wheel chart features 12 sections which are known as the houses, and the zodiac signs run counter-clockwise around the wheel. It’s a great conversation starter: what’s your star sign? You...

Wheels of Misfortune: The Dangers of Rideshare Apps

//PICTURED ABOVE: The ridesharing market has expanded significantly in recent years. However, as concerns about background checks on drivers have risen, rideshare companies are facing backlash. Technology has enhanced the lives of billions of...

Downtown Dallas, Meet the World

//PICTURED ABOVE: Dallasites enter the golden portal located in the heart of Downtown Dallas at Klyde Warren Park. “Portals began as a daydream. We’ve all read stories about people walking through a mirror, or...