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City Slicker: Dallas Holiday Traditions

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many Hockaday students have family coming into town. Dallas offers many different winter-themed attractions throughout the city to show relatives the best of winter in Dallas. These range...

Spread the Holiday Cheer with a Festive Sweater

With lots of holiday parties around the corner, holiday sweaters are a necessity. Check out these sweater hot spots to find anything from a decorative vest to 3D holiday attire.   Ugly Christmas Sweater...

Yom Kippur: a Day of Atonement

PICTURED ABOVE: Jews practicing the Yom Kippur tradition of Tashlikh, a custom in which pebbles or crumbs are thrown into a body of water as a symbol of last year’s sins being washed away....

Last Minute Gift Guide

Christmas is only a couple of days away. You don’t have your gifts yet, and you can’t order the things you hearted on Amazon because it’s too late. But, it’s ok. Don’t panic. We...

The Poinsettia Mystery Debunked

Poinsettias. How do you even pronounce that? PO-yen-set-yas? Poin-set-TEA-ahs? *After further research I have discovered that it is pronounced: poin-SET-ah. Now that this has been cleared, let’s get to the real question. How do...

‘Tis the Season to Stay Fit

The Holiday break is full of family, festivities, and of course, food. With all the distractions, it’s easy to forget to hit the gym and to watch the calories. While it can be difficult...

Advisory Holiday Traditions

Read below to find out some of the holiday traditions of various advisories around Hockaday. Written and designed by Cheryl Hao. Cheryl Hao – Asst. Castoff Editor

Starbucks Cup Provokes Controversy

As the Halloween festivities came to a close , Starbucks unveiled their new two-toned red holiday cup, which deviated from the typical cups elaborately decorated with Christmas-themed illustrations. Starbucks created this new design, which...

A Sense of Cheer All Year

Salvation Army bells, friends and family and sitting around a fire: all bring holiday cheer during this time of year. The weather gets colder as we bundle up to sing carols and spend time...