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Niamh McKinney

Niamh is a senior who likes puppies, chai, triathlons, and having her name pronounced correctly. She stands by the opinion that Love Island UK is better than the Bachelor.

Spring Showers and May Markets

On one of the last week-ends of the school year, I ventured out to some of the farmers’ markets in Dallas to investigate which ones are worthwhile. With the change in seasons, markets always...

DISD Opens Youth Homeless Shelter

//PICTURED ABOVE: Volunteer students working with Afetr8toEducate brainstorm ideas for the common spaces in DISD’s new youth homeless shelter. There are currently approximately 4,337 homeless youth in the Dallas area, and the Dallas Independent School...

The Never-ending Problem

With 50.7 million K-12 public school students as of 2018 in America and 5.3 million of these students in Texas, the issues regarding public school are complex and always changing. These issues have a...

REDACTED: Oppression of the Press

“I can’t remember exactly what the woman said but, it was something like, ‘Ma’am, are you trying to tell me that the [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] is ringing your doorbell?’” recounts...

Thank U, Next on “thank u, next”

On Feb. 8, singer Ariana Grande released her fifth studio album “thank u, next.” According to CNN, Ariana Grande’s new album has pushed her up to the same staggering level of popularity as The...

Insecticide and La Croix

//PICTURED ABOVE: Everyday products, such as La Croix flavored-sparkling water, can have dangers lurking behind companies’ sometimes manipulative marketing claims. Whether strolling around the grocery store, deciding which toothpaste to buy at the drugstore...

A Sine of Hard Work

PICTURED ABOVE: Pictured left to right, junior Hope Fu and freshman Kyulee Kim discuss the math problems before them. The two are members of math club. After many hours of preparation, the team will travel...

Hockaday Girls Empower At 2019 Women’s March

This year marks the third successful Women’s March in Dallas, where thousands of women congregated to celebrate women and their accomplishments. According to state Rep. Rhetta Andrews Bowers, D-Rowlette, who organized the march, the...

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...