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Upper School Announces Start of Current Event Talks

On Thursday, Dec. 3, Head of Upper School Terry Murray announced his intention to create more discussion on campus about current events. In order to accomplish this, the Upper School Administration would like to...

Religion Doesn’t Make People, People Make Religion

Let’s stop generalizing an entire religion. Let’s start separating religion from its followers. On Saturday, ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attacks in Paris the previous day that took the lives of 129 people...

The Perils of Processed Meats

It’s time for breakfast. You grab a plate and begin piling it with sizzling sausages and as many slices of crispy, fresh-off-the-griddle bacon as you can. Now, is this meal a particularly healthy one?...

Your World Today: Volkswagen Cheats Emission Standards

On a calm morning in September, Carrie Chavez — mother of senior Cristina Chavez flips on the radio only to hear that the manufacturer of the car she has owned for the past 9 years...

Your World Today: Syrians Flee Internal Conflict

The body of a Syrian 3-year-old boy washed up on the shores of Bodrum, Turkey on Sept. 2. Alan Kurdi and his family, who, with the exception of patriarch Abdullah, drowned in the Mediterranean...

Lee Berger Makes History

World renowned anthropologist, Lee Berger, shared his findings from the Rising Star exploration with the Hockaday School on Sept. 29, 2015. Hockaday was the first high school Berger spoke to since his headline-grabbing excavation of 1,550 nearly-complete specimens of...

Boarding Department Calls to Girls Worldwide

Hockaday’s efforts to attract students span both domestically and internationally Upper School Head John Ashton sat in a school gym on a sunny and warm November day in 2011. Wearing his usual coat and...

How ISIS Affects U.S.

College student Kareem Sharba was sitting in his house in Homs, Syria, two weeks ago, when he started to feel the ground shake below him. He noticed a huge cloud of smoke looming near...

Danger in Downtown Dallas

Preservation Texas, a foundation that works to maintain important historical sites through education, communication and advocacy, officially added Downtown Dallas to the list of Most Endangered Cities in Texas on Oct. 15. This list...