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Junior Celese Gierhart Works On Dallas Youth Commission

As students become invested in politics and current events,they begin thinking about activism.  While a news study by the Associated Press reported that 57% of American teens are pessimistic about our government and its...

Korean Tension Freezes with the Winter Olympics

The Olympic Games roll around every two years, and their level of international attention and participation is consistently unmatched by any other event. In the midst of this year’s foreign diplomacy issues with North...

A Win(frey) for Oprah in 2020?

  On Jan. 7, Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globe Awards for her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” After receiving this prestigious award, the entertainment...

Dallas City Council Member Kicks Off Women in Politics Speaker Series

PICTURED ABOVE: Speaking to the nearly 75 students and a dozen faculty members in Clements Lecture Hall, Gates focused on her meandering path in politics and her current position as the city council member...

Upper School Students Attend Dallas ISD Meeting

PICTURED ABOVE: Board Member of District Six Joyce Foreman discusses taking possible action to approve a contract with HIPPY USA (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters). Photo courtesy of DISD. On Jan. 25,...

Trump Abandons Middle East Precedent

PICTURED ABOVE: President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led a joint press conference on Feb. 15 during which Trump disclosed that he considered both two-state and one-state solutions viable.// Photo courtesy...

Status Update on the First Amendment

PICTURED ABOVE: Student journalists from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia convened in Washington, D.C. for the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference to discuss journalistic best practices and...

Made in the USA, A Terrorist is a Terrorist

PICTURE ABOVE: From the 917 hate groups located in America and recorded by the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Fourcast maps out several in the Dallas-area // Information from Southern Poverty Law Center, Graphic...

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...