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Why the Kavanaugh Hearing Matters to Girls Like Me

//PICTURED ABOVE: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifies at the Senate judiciary committee hearing on Sept. 27. Despite her testimony, the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Oct. 6. Advisory: The following editorial may not be...

Celebrities Speak Out About Mental Health: Beneficial or Destructive?

//PICTURED ABOVE: Kanye West at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. West has repeatedly spoken out about his bipolar disorder, and has alluded to his mental health condition in his music. “15+ Celebrities Who Revealed Their...

A Tricky “Sip”tuation

Over the past few months, the nation has debated whether or not straws should continue to be used in spite of their ecological damage. In this issue, writers of The Fourcast take a stance...

Read Between the Lines: Movies With an Agenda

//PICTURED ABOVE: Today, it’s hard to find a movie or T.V. show that doesn’t seem to push a certain agenda, whether it’s obvious or discrete. As viewers, we must learn how to filter out...

A Guide to the Ultimate No-Co Weekend

Story and graphics by Kate Woodhouse Photo provided by Kate Woodhouse, Wikimedia Commons, pexels, goodfreephotos, Flickr user yhhao, pxhere and sphere

In Defense of Standardized Testing

//PICTURED ABOVE: The ACT and SAT are mandatory for most universities in the U.S. From “terrible” to “rigged” to “a complete scam,” in recent years, standardized tests have been described in a plethora of...

Drive to Thrive

//PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Paige Halverson stopping a cab Living in Lakewood, I take around 30 to 40 minutes to drive to school every morning and afternoon, and with heavy traffic, it can take me...

How to Beat Back to School Blues

Two weeks before school, stores start blasting their back-to-school deals, from backpacks to 5-pack notebooks. Your Hockaday Outlook inboxes begin to fill up. International students grudgingly begin to pack their luggages. Soon you exchange...

Are We Too Loyal To The Royals?

PICTURED ABOVE // Prince Harry and soon to be wife Meghan Markle are seen taking a stroll in the public. Photo courtesy of WikiCommons. On May 19, 2018, people from all corners of the earth...

(Tech)nically Speaking…Is Alexa Worth It?

PRO-ALEXA She’s not a friend, she’s not your sister, she’s not even a person. Yet she lives in your living room and you talk to her frequently. She can recite the recipe for vanilla...