Staff Stance

College: It’s All Relative

Every year, the College Counseling Department hangs daisies on its win­dow. The name of a school is written in the center of the flower, while each petal bears the name of a student who...

In Wake of the Centennial

Now that Hockaday has thoroughly basked, soaked and burned in the light that is the Centennial, we’re left wondering what comes next. Are there no more school-wide celebrations? Will we now discontinue appreciating Hockaday’s...

Where’s Our Well-Rounded Award?

Walk down the hallways of Hockaday. Amidst the occasional littering and overstuffed backpacks in our hallways stand our lockers, clad with signs from each of our various activities and extra-curriculars. For some, that decoration...

It’s All Relative

There is a counterculture emerging in the halls of Hockaday caused by our upperclassmen. Though recently, the “It Gets Better Campaign” on YouTube, which features adults of the LGBT community consoling those younger than...

Let’s Remember the Forgotten Cornerstone

Hockaday’s four cornerstones—Character, Courtesy, Scholarship and Athletics—are supposed to be the defining principles of our school. But lately, it seems that we have forgotten the meaning of Courtesy.

Two-Thirds Full

Senior year is usually recognized as a time of self-reflection marked with memories of the greatest times of your youth.

StaffStance: Saved By the Bell (or not?)

At the beginning of the year a panic erupted when it was announced that having no bells between classes was not going to change. It became a common concern among Upper School students of...

StaffStance: Hockaday Hysterics

Teenage girls are innately dramatic, but we Hockadaisies take it to a whole new level. We feel victimized when called into an impromptu advisory assembly or form meeting, distraught when our senior privileges are...

StaffStance: Junior Privileges, Please

Hockaday is great at many things, especially when it comes to the freedoms we get as students based on a policy of trust and self-responsibility.

StaffStance: True Democracy

During the early years of democracy in Ancient Greece before the birth of Christ, the boule, or the Council of 500, allowed its members only one year to serve and represent the people of...