In Focus

Breaking the Glass Screen

On Aug. 7, Associate Editor at Sports Illustrated Kids and Hockaday alumna, Elizabeth McGarr McCue ’01, found herself talking back, rather angrily, to her living room television. Just a couple of minutes earlier, she...

Behind the Shot

Junior Abby Fuller carefully knots her blue sneakers. Swaddled in workout gear, she grabs her iPhone and earbuds to pass the time during her run before kicking open the front door. She opts to...

Money on My Mind

A look into the diverse socioeconomic background of Hockaday students. It is 2012. Current senior Sofi Mira is in eighth grade. She stands outside her school, Richardson North Junior High. Mira, with her mother...

Let’s Talk about Sex

Sexual education has been present in the United States since the 1800s. The National Education Association promoted it to be part of school curriculums nationwide in 1892. This was reaffirmed in 1912, when the...

Racial Inequality: Students Rally for Change

For seven days, Mizzou’s grad student Jonathan Butler did not consume a single bite of food. His body began to shut down: he was dying. But none of that mattered. Butler vowed to continue...

Gun Control: Switching the Safety on Violence

On Aug. 1, 1966, former U.S. Marine Charles Whitman walked to the top of the clocktower of the University of Texas at Austin with five firearms. Ninety-six minutes later, 13 people were dead, 30...

Truth, Justice, and the Hyphenated American Way

Nov. 1, 2005. First grader Emma Deshpande walks into class dressed like all her classmates. But there is a difference: she is wearing a bindi on her forehead. Two girls in her class block...

Eating Disorders: Losing the Taste of Life

It’s September 2013. Sophomore Aparna Rakesh, now sits amongst her friends, who are happily eating lunch in Dining Hall. She dives into her food, just like everyone else room. It’s what happens after the...

Finding a New Place for Tradition at Hockaday

Fifty years ago, you would never hear the acronym “STEAM” in Hockaday’s hallways. “When I was at Hockaday, I don’t remember career ever being addressed,” Suzi Greenman ‘61 said. “I always pictured myself playing...

In Search for an Open Door

The benefits of thinking positive open the doors to new opportunities. It’s the last basketball game of the 2013 seventh grade season. Eighth grader Charlsie Doan dribbles down the court with a few minutes...