The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

Ms. Day speaks to Hockaday students as well as other students in the Dallas area as part of her role to involve Hockaday students in the community and lead them to fulfill their purpose.
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A day with Ms. Day
Sarah Moskowitz and Melinda HuMay 19, 2024

How did you get your start in social impact? Day: Out of college, I decided to do a year in a program called The Jesuit Volunteer Corps. It...

Lone Star Royalty Q&A
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Lone Star Royalty Q&A
Lang Cooper and Mary Bradley SutherlandMay 17, 2024

What initially interested you in beauty pageants? Roberts: When I was six I joined the Miss America Organization. This program is for girls...

Opinion
Branching Out During Break
Jessica Boll, Web Editor in Chief • May 16, 2024

Instead of lazily lounging by the pool this summer, taking advantage of an academic break is the best usage of the months when we don't have...

Senior Splash Day
Senior Splash Day
May 13, 2024

Editor’s Corner: How to Find the HockaPossum

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Q: It’s already our senior year, and we still haven’t found the HockaPossum! What do we do?

– Seniors Mahima Agrawal and Mercer Malakoff

 

A: Dear concerned citizens,

Ah yes, the infamous HockaPossum. Known for its stealth and cunning, the HockaPossum rarely reveals itself to any members of the human species. Unless, of course, you’re me.

Once upon a time, during my freshman year, I was strolling through Metzger Plaza when something brown and fluffy caught my eye. My time had come. The HockaPossum was going to reveal its presence to me. Me! Of all people!

I tracked it into the bushes. But, to my dismay, all I found was a discarded math textbook and what looked like parts of homo naledi.

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After alerting Lee Berger about my findings, I continued my search. Why would the HockaPossum torment me like this? I, however, refused to succumb to the evil shenanigans of this wretched rodent. I would find the HockaPossum, even if it was the last thing I ever did.

After years of endless searching, I finally gave up. But as I walked through Metzger Plaza once more as a junior, I stopped, dead in my tracks. The HockaPossum – the myth, the man, the legend – had revealed itself to me. (This moment has been filed under Erin’s Best Life Moments and is currently ranked number two. See me for more details.)

You wanna know the truth? You don’t find the HockaPossum. The HockaPossum finds you.

Commentaries are the expressed opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect that of The Fourcast staff, its adviser or any member of the Hockaday community.

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