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Every Trick for Acing Your Exams

I want to do well on my exams this year, but I don’t know where to start! How do I manage? I think that you have nothing to worry about on your exams. If...

Hockaday Letters of Recommendation: Road Trip

A bulky suitcase under your feet locks your legs into an unnatural angle. Someone turns the air conditioning off and your legs are sliding on your own sweaty seat. Your siblings whine over the...

Help… I’ve Caught a Case of Senioritis

Q: I am a second-semester senior, and I don’t do homework. I can’t make myself do it. I don’t think I can do any ever again. Please advise. Congratulations on making it to second...

Hockaday Letter of Recommendation: Sweatpants

Sweatpants are not only comfortable but keep you warm. It was a Saturday night and I had plans to go out, but was already exhausted from a long day. Not in the mood to...

When in Doubt, Cry It Out

Q: How do I deal with stress? The weeks before the end of the quarter, Thanksgiving and holiday break are stressful. With tests and papers in every subject packed into the two weeks before...

Hockaday Letter of Recommendation: Topo Chico

A classic Topo Chico drink in a retro glass bottle. The red and yellow logo displays an Aztec drinking from a magical spring, the Topo Chico spring, which is part of the legend behind...

Questions for Kate: How to Handle Hoco

As St. Mark’s Homecoming quickly approaches, it can be hard to discern how to handle homecoming and the unique problems it presents. Here’s my advice on how to have the best homecoming experience possible....

Hockaday Letter of Recommendation: Being Stuck in Traffic

Being stuck in traffic is a universal experience. We’ve all been there: you get in the car, ready to be home after being out, maybe just having finished sports practice. It’s around 6 or...

Hockaday Letter of Recommendation: Friendship Bracelets 

//PICTURED ABOVE: Here are some examples of the more complicated friendship bracelet patterns. I began going to camp the summer after fourth grade, and making friendship bracelets with my cabinmates was definitely a highlight...

Hockaday Letter of Recommendation: Horoscopes

//PICTURED ABOVE: This horoscope wheel chart features 12 sections which are known as the houses, and the zodiac signs run counter-clockwise around the wheel. It’s a great conversation starter: what’s your star sign? You...