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We “Paws-ed and Relaxed” and it was Amazing Fur Real

In the midst of all the upper school stress before exams, Hockaday welcomed six fluffy guests to its campus on Friday, March 2.  All six of the wagging visitors are registered therapy dogs from...

First Aid Pack for Hell Week: Tips for Keeping Your Life Straight

Hey there. I know you are pretty stressed out at this moment. Tomorrow’s math test is not going to let you pass easily, not to mention that the English paper still needs to be...

A Mindful Initiative

Study for Spanish test. Edit English essay. Finish math homework. Soccer practice. Sound familiar? For some students, the list of to-do’s can go on and on, leading to overwhelming amounts of stress. Countless studies...

When Senioritis Turns Out to be Mono

In the first semester of your senior year, you’re actually quite busy. Last-minute SAT and ACT testing, regular schoolwork, college apps and extracurricular activities leave no time to waste. In short, the first half...

Don’t Mind Me, I’m Just A Millennial: The Corruption of College Admissions

College. A word dreaded by some, applauded by others. College-bound seniors must suffer through the extensive college admissions process every fall. Hours upon hours of time (and obscene amounts of money) are exhaustively spent...

Bump-It: On the Speed Bumps

Ah, yes. Tuesday morning. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and I was in a relatively good mood, considering that it was the first day back to school after holiday break. And...

Don’t Mind Me, I’m Just A Millennial: Generation Y, or Generation Anxious?

Everyday Hockaday students come across a daunting question: what do you want to do with your life? Immediately following this question is the reassurance that no, we don’t need to have it “all figured...

Sincerely, Senior: A Dream of My Own

A recent speaker at Hockaday left many students feeling inferior. In her presentation, she insinuated some that their dreams were subpar and as I watched my classmates pour out of the assembly with worried...

Making Time for Mindfulness

Research supports the importance of mindfulness: a new way to find time in the day for yourself On a typical busy day, junior Frances Burton moves from morning classes to student council meetings during conference,...