Features

Form Deans Bring Smiles To Upper School

PICTURED ABOVE: Form I Dean Emily Bemenderfer, Form II Dean Alejandra Suárez, Form III Dean Jessica Chu and Form IV Dean Rebekah Calhoun (from left to right) posed as the “Dean Team” on Halloween. Each year,...

Students Share the Stories of Heart House Refugees

Some jumping up and down with excitement and others shying away in fear, the third to fifth grade kids at Heart House watched a big group of high school girls in plaid skirts and...

Local Community Service Opportunities Before Thanksgiving

PICTURED ABOVE: A bustling scene from 2016’s Feast of Sharing. Sign up to volunteer at 2017’s Feast of Sharing on x2VOL. Photo by Amelia Brown.  Giving back to others is a productive way to...

Seniors Haunt the Hallways

On Oct. 27, seniors continued the tradition of decorating the hallways for Halloween and scaring the underclassmen. This year, they transformed the Upper School into a carnival-themed haunted house. From clowns to mimes, each...

Seniors to Visit Heart House

PICTURED ABOVE: English Department Chair Janet Bilhartz leads a discussion in her Contemporary American Literature Class. Photo by Katie O’ Meara. This year, equipped with empathy and knowledge, the Contemporary American Literature Senior Semester Seminar...

To the Bus! Boarding’s “Magic School Bus”

With various cultures coming together right here at Hockaday in our boarding department, sometimes boarders may never encounter certain spots in Dallas that we might consider mainstream knowledge. To fix this problem, Angie Jorgensen,...

A (Trance)formative Way To Improve Scores

PICTURED ABOVE: Starting as early as Lower School, Hockaday students begin standardized tests. Director of Learning Support Shelley Cave notes that these types of tests often provoke anxiety in even the youngest students. Photo...

It’s a Long Story

Photo provided by The Cornerstones Yearbook A staple of the Hockaday community since 1970, Ed Long has become part of the identity of the school itself. Few members of the community are unfamiliar with...

Border Line: Combatting Homesickness

PICTURED ABOVE: Freshman Elaine Wang cooks instant noodles in the Schmitz Residence Hall, Photo by Emily Wu. From a Boarding “Big Sister” After years as a boarder, senior Tiffany Bai is considered one of...

Miss Independent Study

PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Lauren Puplampu reads “All The Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven as research for her independent study. This fictional book focuses on two teenagers living in Indiana, mental illness and suicidal thoughts. Photo...