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Laine Betanzos

Laine is a junior who can be found hanging out at Bachman Lake on the lookout for nutria. She loves classic movies, her pet fish, and making extensive Spotify playlists.

Fewer exams in 2020: Upper School cancels two of four exams, looks to alternative forms of assessment

//PICTURED ABOVE: Members of the science department gather for a meeting about exams. This year, the Hockaday administration has allowed each department to individually make the decision to cancel or keep cumulative spring exams....

The Dilemma of Award Show Activism

//PICTURED ABOVE:  While some celebrities receive criticism for political award show acceptance speeches because of their lack of concrete action, Angelina Jolie has started a humanitarian foundation and donated millions of dollars to charity....

The Ultimate HoliDAY in Dallas

//PICTURED ABOVE: Sprinkles Cupcakes offers holiday-edition cupcakes, including in Christmas Cookie flavor, pictured above. Photo by Laine Betanzos. With Holiday Break quickly approaching, each of us will soon have seemingly endless time on our...

Teachers and Computers: Teaching in the Age of Technology

In this day and age and at a school like Hockaday with far-reaching resources, advanced technology is readily available to all, and its use often encouraged. However, as with most topics, there is some...

Hockaday Letter of Recommendation: Being Stuck in Traffic

Being stuck in traffic is a universal experience. We’ve all been there: you get in the car, ready to be home after being out, maybe just having finished sports practice. It’s around 6 or...

Classes With Impact

//PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Sophia Friguletto interviews a first grader at Nathan Adams Elementary School to gain information about the student to make book for her. Hockaday students have always been encouraged to take active...

Your Guide to the 2020 Presidential Debates

//PICTURED ABOVE: The Stage was ready at a 2016 primary debate. In 2016, the Republican Party held Primary debates, unlike this year.  As the school year comes to a close and most stressful commitments...

Dissertation Determination: Ms. Hamilton’s Gap Year

//PICTURED ABOVE: Upper School English teacher Summer Hamilton conferences with senior Sawyer Bannister. Hamilton will take one year off from teaching in order to complete her doctoral dissertation. As the 2018-2019 school year comes...