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Niamh McKinney

Niamh is a junior probably thinking about napping. She enjoys tea, eating coffee ice cream after triathlons, and having people pronounce her name correctly.

Your World Today: The Rise in Hate Crimes

News stations and outlets are constantly inundated with news about hate crimes, but what exactly defines a hate crime? These offenses can fall under many names, such as terrorism, mass shootings or attacks, but...

The Midterm Results Explained

//PICTURED ABOVE: Senator of Texas Ted Cruz at New England College Town Hall Meeting on Feb 3rd, 2016. Photo provided by Flickr user Michael Vadon. The Hockaday community was mainly concerned with the race between...

Education and Ethics

//PICTURED ABOVE: Due to change in curriculum, many historical figures will be cut out of social sciences taught in public schools. Two of the heaviest-debated figures are Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton. Illustration by Kylee...

I Reviewed Three Horoscope Sites And Here’s What I Found

Humans have studied the stars for as long as mankind has looked upon the night sky. Historically, natural disasters and human events have been explained by changes in the stars. Today, many still believe...

Junior Celese Gierhart Works On Dallas Youth Commission

As students become invested in politics and current events,they begin thinking about activism.  While a news study by the Associated Press reported that 57% of American teens are pessimistic about our government and its...

Meme This: The Power and Potential of Internet Memes

In the summer of 2014, a girl from Houston, Texas woke up after a house party, clothes disheveled, with no memory of what happened the night before. A few weeks later, people began to...

Snow to Savor

With an emphasis on staying local and natural, new Lakewood dessert spot Snowbaby serves only creamy shaved ice. The restaurant, located in the Lakewood shopping center, is small, However, the area is clean and...

TED IN TRAGEDY

  4/5 STARS In July, 1969, Ted Kennedy, presidential hopeful at the time, went to a party at a friend’s house on Chappaquiddick, an island off the coast of Massachusetts. At what he later...