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Don’t Burn a Book By Its Cover

The cover of Chimamanda Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” is simple. It consists of three colors and a standard font that spells out both the author’s name and the title of the text....

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...

Teachers Get Schooled in Self Defense

PICTURED ABOVE: Director of Accounts Payable Lana York and Upper School science teacher Kirsten Lindsay- Hudak mirror instructor Meg Hinkley to learn new self defense techniques. Photo by Karen Lin. With clenched fists and eyes...

Miss STEM: A STEM Start to the Year

This is my first blog post in my final year of Upper School. It is an incredible feeling looking back now, with “Miss STEM” being in its third year, and seeing all of the...

Eighth Graders Shine in “Annie Jr.”

Every girl who went to Hockaday in eighth grade remembers their musical. Whether they were a munchkin in “The Wizard of Oz”, a fangirl in “Bye Bye Birdie”, a showstopper in “Broadway Lights” or...

From Psycho to Get Out: The Evolution of the Horror Industry

Squeezing her friend’s hand, young Claire Cothren, Upper School English Teacher, clenches her teeth as a suspenseful soundtrack builds. She holds her breath and grasps her friend’s hand harder as the protagonist watches an...

Seniors Welcome Underclassmen to the Circus

On Oct. 27, the Class of 2018 celebrated Hockaday’s Halloween tradition, scaring underclassmen in the decorated halls of the Upper School. With the theme of Circus, proposed at the senior retreat at Allasso Ranch, costumes...

Tips and Tricks to Creep it Real This Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time for you to start planning how you will spend the spookiest night of the year. Will you attend one of the biggest, wildest parties? Will you...

Making Memories at Moxley

PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Hannah Sipes poses in her clown makeup and costume. Photo provided by Hannah Sipes Haunted houses have been around since 1915 when the first haunted house, the Orton and Spooner Ghost...

“Donut” Worry, Be Happy

Metzger Plaza was a little rowdier than usual this morning as faculty and staff handed out donut holes in a cheering line for students to walk through. Pitched by Director of Service Learning, Laura...