Staff Stance

Balancing Act

In a way, the concept of of balanced news stems from the popularity of President Donald Trump’s favorite insult: Fake News. The new president has taken up a habit of deeming highly esteemed journalism...

That Was Easy: Our Aversion to Rule-Following

Many privileges are brand-new for the students of the Class of 2017 with the induction of their white blazers. Going off campus for lunch? New. Wearing college sweatshirts and T-shirts? New. There’s another privilege,...

Taking the Con out of Conflict

Busy. That’s the first word that comes to mind when thinking of the fall season. As school  nally settles in with September trickling in, the stress of homework, tests, quizzes, projects (and for seniors,...

Everybody Makes Mistakes, Everybody Has Those Days

Class of 2017, it’s finally here. The time we have all been anxiously awaiting: senior year. White blazers, class rings, red senior shirts, cutting the lunch line and establishing ourselves as the leaders of...

An Outdated Stigma

Fine Arts Department Chair Ed Long ritually tells a story to his History of Art and Music classes about a past student who took not one, not two, but THREE dates to Winter Formal....

#PrayForAll

My phone erupted with notifications on Nov. 13. The terrorist attacks in Paris on multiple restaurants, a performance hall and a stadium overflowed every news source, constantly updating me on the latest death toll...

Staff Stance: We Want Homecoming!

Punny  asks,  football,  mums,dresses, suits, dinner and pictures. What   does   homecoming   mean to you? For many Hockaday students, they can never ask themselves this question. Unlike many co-ed schools where all students can go...

Staff Stance: Skirting the Rules

Walking down the hallways these past couple of weeks, it isn’t uncommon to see skirts with fraying threads flying from ripped-out seams or hems so recently let out that the old hemline still creases,...

Staff Stance

It’s a sweltering day in Martinez, Calif., but luckily for John Swett Elementary students, they are enjoying a newly installed air conditioning unit. But not everyone in Martinez is so fortunate. Only eight minutes...

Sisterhood

This issue marks the last one for the Fourcast se­niors. In honor of that, as some of us prepare to jump into the next chapter of our lives (college!), we’re focus­ing on how our...