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The Never-ending Problem

With 50.7 million K-12 public school students as of 2018 in America and 5.3 million of these students in Texas, the issues regarding public school are complex and always changing. These issues have a...

Bridging the Gap With a Gap Year

//PICTURED ABOVE: A Hockadaisy plans to take a break from academics and take a gap year full of enriching and unconventional experiences. Web Editor Michelle Chen recently decided to take a gap year after graduation...

Putting a Price on Admissions

//PICTURED ABOVE: Ac”crewing” Admission: In March 2019, a college scam broke revealing the unjust admission of unqualified candidates to high-profile schools across the country. One of such candidates is Olivia Jade, social media celebrity...

Staff Standoff: Big Brother or Big Data?

With the rise of Big Data—an expansive collection of data from digital platforms representing a source for ongoing discovery and analysis—this innovation has been turning some heads. Whether in your eyes it’s a potent...

No Sleep is For the Weak

//PICTURED ABOVE: A sleepy Hockadaisy, overwhelmed by a heavy load of homework and studying, falls asleep despite her piping hot, large cup of coffee. Sleep deprivation is an ongoing issue that affects not only Hockaday...

Insecticide and La Croix

//PICTURED ABOVE: Everyday products, such as La Croix flavored-sparkling water, can have dangers lurking behind companies’ sometimes manipulative marketing claims. Whether strolling around the grocery store, deciding which toothpaste to buy at the drugstore...

Accepting What We Rejected: Confronting the Duke University Chinese Controversy

When was the last time someone told you to shut up? For the Chinese students at Duke University, this question would be quite easy to answer: 14 days ago. On Jan. 26, Duke University...

“The Ted Bundy Tapes” and “You” Take a Stab at Understanding Serial Killers

PICTURED ABOVE// Ted Bundy in a courtroom c. 1979. With the release of “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes”, and the Netflix original show, “You”, serial killers have been transformed into celebrity monsters....

A Rundown of Awards Season

At the beginning of every new year, bright camera lights reflect off the sparkling, glamorous dresses on the Hollywood red carpets as the paparazzi try to snap perfect pictures of celebrities. Starting off awards...

“Stepping” into the Portal

//PICTURED ABOVE: Views editor Emily Wu, copy editor Ponette Kim and managing editor Paige Halveson ‘Tis the season, but Christmas presents are not the only surprises seniors will be getting during this time of...