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Miss Stem: Summary for the Summer

Before we embark on our summer adventures, I would like to acknowledge some of the accomplishments our Hockadaisies have had over the year. Every day I come to school, I am amazed at all...

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...

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 Paves the Way for Foreign Affairs

Women fill 40 percent of jobs in management. Twenty-five percent in mathematics and computer sciences. Less than 10 in engineering. Given this trend, it may not surprise you to hear that women make up...

Miss STEM: A Review of HockaSTEM Competitions

As we close the door on January and February and look on to the month ahead (exams…and spring break! are right around the corner), I believe now is a good time to look back...

In Defense of the Humanities

When well-meaning relatives, the neighbors and the person who I literally just met five minutes ago find out that I’m applying for college this year, I receive this dreaded question: “Well, what do you...

Miss STEM: 10 Must-Know Female Scientists and Mathematicians, Part 1

“How many scientists or mathematicians can you name?” I’ve asked this question to several people and received plenty of household names in response: Einstein, Newton, Galileo, Darwin, Hawking, Edison–and the list goes on. I...

D Magazine Showcases Women in STEM

On Oct. 19, about 70 professionals sat down in the North St. Paul Street office of D Magazine’s CEO headquarters. Less than five of those attendees were male. It was the last event of...

Miss STEM: The Truth About the Gender Gap

I recently read an article about how the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) gender gap is “overblown”—and it left me infuriated. Here are my responses to a few choice quotes, to illustrate my...