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Sonya Xu

Sonya Xu

Sonya Xu

Sonya is a shark loving gal who loves Costco and the Fourcast! You'll probably find her drinking black coffee and reading The New Yorker or listening to NPR. Interests include sharks, the Amazon rainforest, pugs, hiking and driving too fast. She also likes to give lots of hugs.

Hockaday Students and Community Give Life

Advisory is a time of chatter, snacks and homework. However, this past Tuesday, advisory time looked very different for a group of seniors. In fact, q-tips in hand, they swallowed and swabbed the insides...

Not a PITiful Idea

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, junior Rory Finn takes her track spikes out of her bag and straps them to her feet in preparation for her sprint workout on the Hockaday track. And every...

Juniors and Seniors Participate in One Love Conversations

Turn to your right. Now turn to your left. One in three women are affected by relationship abuse in her lifetime. Yeardley Love, a senior lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was one...

Out of This Bubble

Chewy. Sweet. Milky. Absolute perfection. When I think of bubble tea, I think of scorching afternoons at my grandparents’ home in Shanghai, China. Everyday, my grandfather would take me to the park, and we...

A Real World App(lication)

3 juniors. 2 seniors. 1 app. At the beginning of the school year, a group of juniors and seniors sat in Upper School English teacher Jennifer Boulanger’s room and brainstormed ideas for the Verizon...

A Meal-ingful Time

One hundred and twenty seniors crowded together at the Visiting Nurse Association on Friday, Dec. 16, the day before we left for holiday break. Red and blue coolers filled with meals lined the room...

Deal With It: Donald Trump’s Rise to the Presidency

Let’s face it. Donald John Trump is going to be our 45th president. He will be the most powerful man in the world for the next four years, whether we like it or not....

Happy Hollandaise

I must admit something: I have a fear of contracting salmonella poisoning from consuming uncooked eggs. The Center for Disease Control says on its website, “When eating out, avoid restaurant dishes made with raw...

The History of Black Friday

Black Friday is known as the Friday after Thanksgiving every year where shoppers can find amazing deals just in time for the holiday season. This is the side of Black Friday we are all...

Hillary Clinton Wins Mock Election

  Democrat Hillary Clinton alongside runningmate Tim Kaine has won the Upper School mock election with 73.4% of the vote. Republican Donald Trump and Mike Pence were slated in second with 15.88%, followed by third...