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Hockaday Letter of Recommendation: Sweatpants

//PICTURED ABOVE: 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...

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

//PICTURED ABOVE: 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...

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...

An Inside Scoop of our NYC Trip

For those of you confused as to why so many girls were absent last week or curious as to why so many pictures of New York City appeared on your Instagram feeds, The Fourcast...

Miss STEM: A STEM Start to the Year

This is my first blog post in my final year of Upper School. It is an incredible feeling looking back now, with “Miss STEM” being in its third year, and seeing all of the...

Esta Tierra es Tu Tierra: Medium for Change

Senior Neha Dronamraju is doing an independent study regarding policy reform in the Dallas Independent School District for undocumented and ESL/ELL students. She will be sharing her experience as a contributor to The Fourcast in...