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Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen

Michelle is a senior who smells good, or so she’s been told. She loves fresh figs, shopping for vintage clothing and hanging out at cafes in Beijing. She is a certified barista.

Powerful Protagonist Inspires Young Girls

PICTURED ABOVE // Senior Paloma Renteria presents Powerful Protagonist student Ava Guen Sanchez with a rose and a certificate of “most enthusiastic.” Photo by Michelle Chen. Two of senior Paloma Renteria’s favorite things to...

Slap On That Filter (Or Not)

Good lighting? Check. Cute outfit? Check. Makeup on point? Check. You make sure that the flash is on. Finally, you and your friends pose and flash your spearmint-scented smiles at the camera and cross...

Suarez to Lead Language Department

    Upper School Spanish Teacher Alejandra Suarez’s community presence at Hockaday is undeniable. Not only is Suárez a beloved Spanish teacher, she is also the current Form II Dean. Next year, Suárez will...

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...

Hocka-Valentine’s-Day Stories

PICTURED ABOVE: Claire Cothren and her husband on the day of their engagement. Photo courtesy of Claire Cothren. This year, Hockaday students celebrated Valentine’s Day with a day-off from school. As you snuggle with...

More Than Just a Bookstore

Small in size, the Hockaday Bookstore is a big destination among students. From school supplies to uniforms to beauty pick-me-up’s, the store carries just about anything that a student might need. Digging deeper, the...

Boarder Line

Photo by Michelle Chen We talked to boarders Alexandria Marshall and Sunny Li, and looked at a traditional event to show our readers a peek inside life in the Residence Department. Junior Alexandria Marshall...

Faces + Places: Hockaday Community Gives Back

PICTURED ABOVE: Community Service Board members and juniors Grace Laber and Annie Sheeder pose next to their Winter Olympics themed Scottish Rite tree that was placed in the children’s ward at the hospital.// Photo by...

Form Deans Bring Smiles To Upper School

PICTURED ABOVE: Form I Dean Emily Bemenderfer, Form II Dean Alejandra Suárez, Form III Dean Jessica Chu and Form IV Dean Rebekah Calhoun (from left to right) posed as the “Dean Team” on Halloween. Each year,...

Seniors to Visit Heart House

PICTURED ABOVE: English Department Chair Janet Bilhartz leads a discussion in her Contemporary American Literature Class. Photo by Katie O’ Meara. This year, equipped with empathy and knowledge, the Contemporary American Literature Senior Semester Seminar...