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Sophomores Challenge the Government: Students take hands-on approach to political issues

//PICTURED ABOVE: Sophomore Students attend Climate Strike at City Hall in December planned by Government student Elise Little. After years of completing a research paper at the end of the semester, sophomores taking the...

Sports

They Can(Can) Create a Team 

//PICTURED ABOVE: Drill team members Celese Gierhart and Ellie Estes practice from 7:15 to 8:00 every Tuesday and Thursday in the morning at the Beth Wortley Dance Studio. In this routine, Gierhart and Estes...

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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Female Idols or Symbols of Sexism?

Dancing in their iconic two-piece uniforms, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders have gained fame across the country. Do the Cowboy Cheerleaders celebrate female empowerment or serve as symbols of a sexist system? Feminist Role Models...

Arts + Life, Photo Essay

ICE! at the Gaylord Texan Features A Charlie Brown Christmas 

Every year, ICE! at Grapevine’s Gaylord Texan displays life-size sculptures made from ice that are all a part of a holiday theme.  This year’s ICE! exhibit has over 2 million colorful sculptures hand-carved by...

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A View on Mental Health and Technology

In 2010 Instagram entered the app store. Two years later, the percentage of Americans who own a smartphone increased to more than 50 percent, according to the Pew Center’s data. Immediately, the release of...

Blogs, Hockaday Letters of Recommendation

Hockaday Letter of Recommendation: Sweatpants

Sweatpants are not only comfortable but keep you warm. It was a Saturday night and I had plans to go out, but was already exhausted from a long day. Not in the mood to...

Blogs

When in Doubt, Cry It Out

Q: How do I deal with stress? The weeks before the end of the quarter, Thanksgiving and holiday break are stressful. With tests and papers in every subject packed into the two weeks before...

Arts + Life, Reviews

The Hidden Brain is a Hidden Gem 

The Hidden Brain is owned by National Public Radio, a non-profit media organization based in Washington, D.C. It can be found on NPR’s website, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  Have you ever wondered why we...

People

Cornerstones of Business: Alumnae share their stories of success

Janie Cooke works at her desk and makes phone calls at O-Venture headquarters. The Real World – a daunting phrase Hockaday students have heard numerous times throughout their school career. The cliché haunts students...

People

Day in the Life of Menaka Naidu

Story by Elisa Carroll