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(Tech)nically Speaking…Is Alexa Worth It?

PRO-ALEXA She’s not a friend, she’s not your sister, she’s not even a person. Yet she lives in your living room and you talk to her frequently. She can recite the recipe for vanilla...

Black Mirror Season Four: A Spoiler Free Review

Since Dec. 29 of 2017, in some way on the internet, in the halls or in the classroom, you have probably heard someone in a panic over their future because “Black Mirror” made them...

The Revelation Behind Recycling

If you were to walk into Upper School history teacher Tracy Walder’s room, you may notice a vibrant variety of college pennants hanging from her ceiling, commemorations of the achievements of past advisees. Or...

Hockaday Welcomes Academic Technology Specialist

After concurring that technology needed to be more integrated in the classroom, Hockaday hired Academic Technology Specialist Candace Townsley to aid in the school’s technology needs.  Townsley’s job is to assure that technology is...

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...

Cracking Our Way to Bigger Issues: On Apple’s Encryption Issue

Update: A hearing over this issue initially scheduled for March 22 has been postponed. The Justice Department said on March 21 that it may not need Apple’s help in cracking open the Syed Farook’s...

New Year, New Website

It’s been three months into 2016 and just when you thought you couldn’t start something new, Hockaday’s website inspires us all to stick to our New Year’s resolutions of eating healthy and exercising more....

You Crack Me Up: Good Laughs about the Tragic Downfall of our Technology

Cheryl Hao – Asst. Castoff Editor

“Steve Jobs” Unveils the Man Behind the Mask

“Steve Jobs” by Danny Boyle   “Who are you?” Steve “Woz” Wozniack (Seth Rogen) asks this question to Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) in the middle of an argument, catching everyone, except for Jobs himself,...