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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

Learning From The Bachelor

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Being on “The Bachelor” is probably the worst thing you can do with your life for two months. “The Bachelor” sets 28 girls up for competition, insecurity and ultimately failure. Yet, you can still learn from their experiences good and bad.

Each season there are huge blowouts, controversies and heartbreaks. Each season we see girls destroy each other over frivolous issues and talk smack about each other behind their backs.

Although “The Bachelor” seems to bring out the worst in people, the enlightening “Women Tell All” episode illuminated the surface-depth of the drama. In fact, the women critiqued the whole season were actually the biggest critic of themselves. 

I really related to that and it was really interesting to see what they said about themselves now that they have had time to reflect. It’s great that these women were able to have a growing experience from something that could have potentially be so awful.  

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From the finale, we took a closer look at the struggle under pressure to make a decision and what it takes to go with your gut. In the final episode, we saw Ben Higgins tormented by his feelings for both Lauren Bushnell and JoJo Fletcher.

We learned more about love, however, in the last days of JoJo and Ben’s relationship than in the whole season. She showed Ben her ability to ask the tough questions that made him uncomfortable.

When JoJo met Ben’s mother, she discussed his qualities that shape him as a quality husband and father of her children, rather than just listing that ways Ben makes her feel.

Although JoJo and Ben were not meant to be, her contrast with Lauren was fascinating to watch. Lauren spilled how she feels to be in love, while JoJo dove into the difficult conversation about what it means to be married. Lauren did, however, bring Ben’s mom the bigger flowers.

This season, we learned that being real means asking hard questions and taking a certain amount of vulnerability to truly love someone.

Allow yourself to feel the way you do, because trying to convince yourself otherwise leaves some things that just won’t make sense.

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.

– Emily Fuller – Video Editor –

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