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There’s a Scientific Reason Why People Like (or Dislike) Horror Movies

PICTURED ABOVE: The famous thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) introduced the infamous Hannibal Lector to the horror world. Photo courtesy of Flickr. Halloween is on its way and with the turning autumn leaves,...

TEAMS to Compete at Nationals

On Feb. 16, three teams—two comprised of juniors and seniors (an A and a B team) and one of freshmen and sophomores—competed in the Regional competition for TEAMS, an engineering contest, at the University...

Hockaday Students and Community Give Life

Advisory is a time of chatter, snacks and homework. However, this past Tuesday, advisory time looked very different for a group of seniors. In fact, q-tips in hand, they swallowed and swabbed the insides...

Service through Science

It’s a weekday morning in the spring of 2015, and Upper School anatomy teacher Brandi Finazzo is driving to school, the circadian rhythms of radio chatter flushing her car speakers. As she pulls up...

STARS of the Summer

Neha Kapoor took a deep breath as she walked into the Hockaday Upper School conference room last February. Her father sat beside her for support and across the table from her sat a man...

Time to Blow off Some Steam

Following the 1957 launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik, the U.S. government began to fear falling behind technologically and scientifically to the advances of the rest of the world. Scientific, quantitative fields were thus...

Brain-ching Out

As seniors browse the course catalog hoping to choose which science electives to take, they read about the mandatory courses such as physics, chemistry and biology. Past these courses, Hockaday gives students the opportunity to take electives...

HockaBriefs

US Art Exhibition Closes The Upper School art exhibition in the lobby of the Lyda Hill STEM Institute building will end on May 20 after a five week show. This exhibition includes work created...

Miss STEM: Successes in Science

Science Olympiad From Friday, April 22 to Saturday, April 23, a team of 15 Hockaday students (including myself, Effie Guo, Wendy Ho, Cynthia Ji, Amy Jia, Chaucer Langbert, Lydia Li, Violet Li, Annie Lin, Clara...

Hockaday Science Department Implements Idea Lab Board

The Hockaday science department has selected a board of Upper School students to run and best utilize the Idea Lab space in the Lyda Hill ’60 STEAM Institute’s Science Center, science teacher Dr. Katie...