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Eugene McDermott Foundation Donates $1 Million to Planned Parenthood

PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Anden Suarez marched in the Women’s Rights Rally in Dallas on Jan. 21.  On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the Eugene McDermott foundation donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc...

Game of Phones: New Rules in the Classroom

Phones are a constant presence in our lives. We use them to scroll through our social media feeds, text our friends and look up things on the Internet. But a question has arisen: what...
Senior Katherine Pollock and other Hockaday students help sort donations with the Trusted World Organization

Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas

On Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey became a Category 4 hurricane as it was about 45 miles from Corpus Christi. Later that day, with winds near 140 mph, Harvey came ashore between Port O’Connor and...

A Struggle to Find Home

Hostility makes it harder for refugees. In 1987, 5-year-old Duop dend Duop and his friends returned from a walk to find their entire village in South Sudan burned down and desolate. Joined by thousands...

Your City Today: High Time for Drug Reform

In the fall of 1971, a group of rebellious teenagers, known as the “Waldos,” embarked upon a fateful journey that has since defined rap music, Seth Rogen movies and youth culture. These students of...

Sorting into Books

Academic Council pilots algorithm for summer reading. On April 10, Academic Council President Elizabeth Guo reached out to Upper School Mathematics Teacher Rachel Grabow to apply her computer science skills to revamp the process...

TEAMS to Compete at Nationals

On Feb. 16, three teams—two comprised of juniors and seniors (an A and a B team) and one of freshmen and sophomores—competed in the Regional competition for TEAMS, an engineering contest, at the University...

Leaving a Legacy for Plano

Last January, junior Campbell Swango drove west of the Dallas North Tollway and south of State Highway 121 in Plano and saw nothing but the early stages of a rapidly growing construction site. Now,...

Dallas Elects City Council Members in 2017 Municipal Elections

On May 6, thousands headed to the polls across Dallas to participate in municipal elections. Despite the limited coverage by major news outlets, the elections can have profound effects on the operations of the...

Trump’s First 100 Days in the Oval Office

Saturday, April 29 is President Trump’s 100th day in the presidential office. A presidency hyped up by a radical campaign and characterized by its drastic movements for policy change has an approval rating of...