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How to Spot Fake News

Given today’s tense political climate and influential figures like President Donald Trump denouncing supposed“- fake news”, it is imperative that anyone who stays up to date on current events does not get bogged down...

March in May – A Guide to Political Involvement and Solidarity

You’ve seen the news articles, the photo slideshows and maybe even a snap story or two from a distant Hockaday alumna. Since the swearing-in of the highly controversial President Trump in January, his decisions...

Staff Standoff: Should Celebrities Get Involved with Politics?

Yes, Celebrities Should Get Involved By Shreya Gunukula The concept of fame is an enigma that captures millions of people around the world. Fixated on every movement of humans deemed celebrities by mainstream culture,...

The Third Wave: A New Feminism

After the presidential inauguration, people of all backgrounds have joined together to seek change and justice for gender equality.   Junior Anden Suarez stood alongside her mom in downtown  Dallas, fired up by a...

In the Newsfeed Newsroom

Let’s talk Facebook politics. Social media may not be the ideal platform to conduct actually efficient political discussion – it’s prone to disregard polite respectfulness and decency, especially for users who possess a sort...

A Cabinet of Critics: A Look into President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet

Late in 1960, president-elect John F. Kennedy stepped outside his stately Georgetown home aside his charismatic younger brother, Robert Kennedy, and addressed a gaggle of eager journalists. There, he announced the appointment of his...

Commissioned to Lead

Sitting up in the City Council horseshoe at Dallas City Hall on a Tuesday night last month, junior Mary Orsak leans forward into the microphone and voices her concern surrounding the issue of environmental...

Breaking the Glass Screen

On Aug. 7, Associate Editor at Sports Illustrated Kids and Hockaday alumna, Elizabeth McGarr McCue ’01, found herself talking back, rather angrily, to her living room television. Just a couple of minutes earlier, she...

Media Remains Under Attack During 2016 Election

During World War I, Charles Schenck, the secretary of the Socialist Party of America, distributed leaflets to draft-age men, arguing that the conscription amounted to “involuntary servitude” and that the war was fueled by...

Big Change for $20 Bill

On Wednesday, April 20, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that former slave and national hero Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. This redesigned bill, along with the...