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Exam Policy Adjusted: Testing out less testing

//PICTURED ABOVE: Fewer exams may mean less stress for Hockaday students in the future. If you had been in the vicinity of the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Center for the...

The Award Must Go to… Embracing Diversity in Entertainment

It’s January. Amid the cold, the congestion and the end-of-semester stress, one thing rang clear to me: awards show season. In come the Golden Globes, the Grammys, the Academy Awards, the BAFTAs and the...

Beware, Twitter users: the Dangers of Digital Diplomacy

//PICTURED ABOVE: Politicians are now using social media platforms like Twitter as a megaphone to communicate with the public, government bodies and foreign diplomats and nations.  Welcome to the world of 280-character news updates,...

Black Friday Blues

On Black Friday, thousands of American shoppers head to their local mall or now, more commonly to their laptop, to find the best deals possible at their favorite stores.  However, despite frequent pop culture...

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Female Idols or Symbols of Sexism?

Dancing in their iconic two-piece uniforms, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders have gained fame across the country. Do the Cowboy Cheerleaders celebrate female empowerment or serve as symbols of a sexist system? Feminist Role Models...

A View on Mental Health and Technology

In 2010 Instagram entered the app store. Two years later, the percentage of Americans who own a smartphone increased to more than 50 percent, according to the Pew Center’s data. Immediately, the release of...

A Letter From the Editor: As community adapts after storms, so does The Fourcast staff

//PICTURED ABOVE: St. Marks’ Hicks Gymnasium faced total destruction in the tornado. As you all know, this has been a crazy few weeks for the greater Dallas community. While the tragic tornadoes on Oct....

Stop Abstaining from Sex Education: Policies leave teens uninformed

//PICTURED ABOVE: Abstinence-only education excludes teaching about birth control methods. The movie “Mean Girls” exaggerates many high school experiences while resonating with the truth. Unfortunately, the quote “Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant...

To Fair or Not to Fair?

//PICTURED ABOVE: The famous Ferris Wheel of the Texas State Fair is a landmark of Dallas.  As the Texas State Fair sets up in Fair Park each year, excitement over the annual event almost...

See You Never, Forever 21

//PICTURED ABOVE: Clothes shopping choices can have implications for society and the environment. With the mall giant Forever 21 preparing to file for bankruptcy soon, according to The Wall Street Journal, eyes are on...