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Detriments of Heavy Backpacks

//PICTURED ABOVE:  Two kids head out for school while trying to carry their heavy backpacks. Hockaday students tend to attempt carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, that being the pounds of...

Summer is Almost Here, so are AP Tests

//PICTURED ABOVE: Advanced Placement (AP) exams begin as soon as Monday, May 6 for some Hockaday Upper Schoolers. Students spend time preparing and reviewing for the year’s worth of material they will be tested...

Self-love: Tips and Suggestions For Dealing With Stress

Bursting into tears during my B period Spycraft class, I rushed out of the classroom awkwardly, leaving my peers’ empathizing looks behind. A stream of tears dripped down my chin like a sad river,...

Upper School Students or Mannequins? The World Will Never Know

This morning, Upper School students and faculty participated in “The Mannequin Challenge,” an internet trend that has been taking social media by storm. Students from all four grades gathered at Metzger Plaza during advisory to...

A Recap of Hockadance: Student Choreography Exceeds Expectations

  On April 20, the five Hockaday dance classes performed for the Upper School in Penson gym. Here are some of the highlights of the show. Photos by Claire Fletcher//The Fourcast Video by Emily...

Daisy in the Arts: Quinn Brodsky

Sophomore Quinn Brodsky is the lead singer in The Hey Heys, a band which plays both covers and original songs. With the band, Brodsky has performed at Gexa Energy Pavilion and The Curtain Club....

Hockaday Donates Habitat for Humanity House

On April 2, Hockaday and St. Mark’s students gathered in front of a red brick house on the corner of McBroom Street in West Dallas and cheered as Martha Davila, the new homeowner for...

Day of Promise Unites Dallas

Individuals from all over North Texas gathered at Village Burger Bar for Hockaday’s fifth annual Day of Promise on Monday, April 11. Originally started by Olivia Karihan ‘11, who wanted to do something similar to...

Hockaday Says “Thank You” to Kief One Last Time

As of April 15, Security Officer Kifleab “Kief” Tekle will retire the blue security uniform he has worn for the past 30 years while protecting the Hockaday community and brightening everyone’s day with his...

Diversity Speaker Rosetta Lee Identifies the Identities

Diversity speaker and consultant Rosetta Lee  spoke to the Upper School yesterday about different cultural identities and how we can use our individual identities as a step forward towards inclusion and allyship. This is...