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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...

Style of Influence Exhibit

Every Saturday, I watched as “Wizards of Waverly Place” was interrupted by Michelle Obama, urging me to spend the next 30 minutes playing outside. She wore a red dress with sneakers as she shot...

Why We Shouldn’t Attend Coachella

Although it only lasts a few days, thousands of people make the trek down to Indio, California to fully experience Coachella. However, most are unaware of the controversy surrounding the founder of this iconic...

Keeping it Cool at Commencement

Another commencement is upon us. Although you’re excited to see your friends standing on Graduation Terrace, you’re dreading the sticky, hot May weather. But luckily, the Fourcast has some suggestions for appropriate attire for...

A Youth United

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, survivors have created a platform through social media to protest gun violence. A group of students from Stoneman Douglas...

Staff Standoff: April Showers or May Flowers?

April Showers by Mary Orsak There is no greater day of the year than April 1. Aside from the antics of April Fool’s Day, this day welcomes my favorite month of the year. While...