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The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The Varsity coxed quad with their coxswain from The Nobles School.
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Fast Waters
Elizabeth Truelove, Sports Editor • November 30, 2023

Crossing under Elliot Bridge, senior Caroline Stevens and her other boatmates listen to the mass of spectators watching above, hearing the cowbells...

One of the outdoor classrooms used by the conservation biology class
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Hands-On Bio Exploration
Jessica Boll, Staff Writer • November 30, 2023

The new conservation biology class, piloted by Jessie Crowley, focuses on learning different biology concepts through hands-on learning.  “Kids...

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Debate goes the distance
Anya Aggarwal, Staff Writer • November 30, 2023

Hockaday debate students hosted the 46th annual Debate Invitational Nov. 9-11 with close to 800 participants in attendance.   The Ed Long...

Juliet, played by Ava Shipp, begs her mother, played by Saxon Mosely, to stop her impending marriage.
A Timeless Tragedy
November 30, 2023

Campaign Central



If Donald Trump does not gain the necessary 1,237 delegates to secure the Republican nomination, the Republican party could face a contested convention in July. Currently, Trump has 737 bound delegates and needs 500 more delegates to secure the nomination without a contested convention. However, only 930 delegates are left up for grabs. This means that Trump would need 54 percent of the upcoming delegates to win. Eventually, if no candidates clinch the necessary delegates, then the convention will hold several rounds of voting. In the first round of voting, 95 percent of the delegates are bound and must vote for the candidate who won their state; however, proportional distribution of delegates may result in delegates from the same state supporting different candidates. If no one has the majority and wins the nomination, delegates from more than 30 states become unbound and can vote for whomever they choose. If no candidate still has the majority, 80 percent of the delegates become unbound. These rounds of voting continue until one person emerges with the majority of delegates. While no one at this stage can predict who will leave the convention as the nominee, most pundits agree that it will be one exciting week in Cleveland.


Without taking into account superdelegates, Hillary Clinton could still maintain her lead and secure the nomination if she wins less than half of the remaining delegates, according to the New York Times. Although Clinton remains the clear frontrunner, the Associated Press reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders has won the last six primaries and caucuses, leaving some states with considerable leads. However, in the Democratic Race, one cannot discount superdelegates. Superdelegates are automatically seated at the convention and can vote for whichever candidate they prefer. All sitting Democratic governors and congressmen are superdelegates along with other party officials. Currently, Clinton has the support of 439 superdelegates while Sanders has the support of a measly 31.

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