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Staff Standoff: Are Trendy, Expensive Workout Classes Worth It?

YES: Charlotte Dross I was a freshman the first time that I went to a spin class. Although I had never gone to a group workout class nor ridden a stationary bike, I was...

Summer for International Students

  Overall, the summer migration for Hockaday international students means they can finally return to a place where they call home, even though it takes them the extra effort and time. School is over...

Is Music Really Getting Worse?

Music is getting worse. Much, much worse. This week 50 years ago, The Beatles occupied the first five spots of the Billboard Hot 100 with, in order, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves...

Staff Standoff: Should Celebrities Get Involved with Politics?

Yes, Celebrities Should Get Involved By Shreya Gunukula The concept of fame is an enigma that captures millions of people around the world. Fixated on every movement of humans deemed celebrities by mainstream culture,...

How to Make an Impact

A 6th grader at Marsh Middle School named Tay Tay sat at a desk in the counselor’s room quietly waiting for two Hockaday students, or her so called “mentors,” from Girl Talk to arrive....

With Great Privilege Comes Great Responsibility

As discussions of diversity have come to the forefront of popular culture, the word “privilege” is now heavily discussed. Privilege is a broad term, and one can “have” privilege due to any identifier, the...

Five Reasons to Stay Woke

I have never gone to bed early. I’ve been told by my parents, the school nurses, and every Hockaday teacher that sees me dragging my limp body through the halls that it’s important that...

A Head (Split)tingly Horrendous Movie

Dissociative Identity Disorder, previously known as multiple or split personality disorder, is thought to stem from severe and recurring trauma during childhood. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, it is characterized by...

Should actors be judged for their personal misdeeds during awards season?

The words “The Academy Awards” evoke a sense of glamor and images of golden statues held by giddy, well-dressed actors and actresses, not of sexual assault and domestic violence. However, this year controversy regarding...

Didn’t Lose A Glass Slipper, But Almost Lost A Foot

While many of us enjoy the process of picking out our Winter Formal attire, perhaps the most satisfying part is finding that perfect pair of pumps to top it all off. Stiletto, wedge, low,...