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Sunila Steephen

I enjoy romantic candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach at sunset, and the Fourcast.

When Senioritis Turns Out to be Mono

In the first semester of your senior year, you’re actually quite busy. Last-minute SAT and ACT testing, regular schoolwork, college apps and extracurricular activities leave no time to waste. In short, the first half...

Hail, Caesar? Fail, Caesar!

The story-within-a-story subgenre is tricky to pull off, but can be enormously rewarding and refreshing when done right. But unfortunately, the Coen brothers’ new film, “Hail, Caesar!” barely fits the bill. “Hail, Caesar!” follows...

Voting Day Blues (and Reds)

Texas. Home of Dr. Pepper, America’s Team and the one of the lowest voting turnouts in the country. Voting participation in Texas has been on a precipitous decline for the past few years, and...

Acapella Group Other Guys Perform in Hicks

Flying in all the way from Scotland, St. Andrews acapella group Other Guys performed at Hockaday on Jan. 12, 2016. Read on to recount and relive the performances with tweets and recordings. We had a...

Bump-It: On the Speed Bumps

Ah, yes. Tuesday morning. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and I was in a relatively good mood, considering that it was the first day back to school after holiday break. And...

In Defense of the Humanities

When well-meaning relatives, the neighbors and the person who I literally just met five minutes ago find out that I’m applying for college this year, I receive this dreaded question: “Well, what do you...

What “Seeds” of Hockaday Would We Preserve?

On a small, isolated Norwegian island between the North Pole and Norway lies Svalbard, a global seed vault. Svalbard stores a few seeds of nearly every single genetic crop in the world, saving them for...

A Sweet Retreat

Business Manager Sunila Steephen reflects on the Class of 2016’s senior retreat. To be honest, I had looked forward to the senior class retreat to Allaso Ranch since I had been a freshman. Year...