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

Anjy Fadairo, Web Editor-in-Chief • June 17, 2024

In May of 1979, following years of effort from Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and Representative Frank Horton of New York, the United States...

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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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...

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Senior Splash Day
Senior Splash Day
May 13, 2024

A Guide to Dorm Design


Basic Things You’ll Forget You Need

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Vacuum
  • Duster
  • If you’re in a suite, toilet paper, toilet brush, hand towels, hand soap
  • A case of water bottles
  • A first aid kit, with band-aids, Advil, antibiotic cream, etc.
  • Laundry bag
  • A trash can with bags
  • A power strip with an extra-long cord and a surge protector (some come with USB strips)
  • Room deodorizer (candle, if allowed, or air freshener)
  • Earplugs

It’s All in the Details

  1. Pack only the wardrobe you will need until your next break. For example, bring your summer and fall clothes and exchange them when you’re home at Thanksgiving.
  2. Store your valuables in a safe. You’ll remember where they are and be kept in a safe place.
  3. Check with your roommate before you buy a mini-fridge or microwave or any large or shared item. Also, not all colleges allow microwaves or coffeemakers so be sure to check the policy.
  4. Buy an egg crate foam mattress topper to add comfort and a zippered mattress cover to prevent bedbugs.
  5. If you wear makeup, have your desk do double duty with a makeup mirror and organizer tucked away.
  6. Be sure to talk with your roommate about matching bedspreads and other colors in order to have a more cohesive space.
  7. Pastel colors make your dorm room seem more spacious and airy.

Cute Accents and Accessories

  1. Washi tape is adorably patterned and can be used to designate your belongings or brighten up bland bookshelves.
  2. has fun stick on wallpaper that is usually within many colleges guidelines. You can also put it on boring furniture in the room or even mini-fridge.
  3. You can’t go wrong with matching monograms.
  4. A pretty, neutral rug like this one, warms the floor and space.
  5. Twinkly lights  tone down the harsh florescent lighting in dorm rooms and personalize the space (be sure to check your school’s policy first).
  6. Not everyone loves curtains, but they are a prettier alternative to the mini-blinds that colleges often have. (this dorm room is cute
  7. Poufs and Beanbags Chairs provide extra seating for guests in your room, a coffee table, or place to throw your clothes after a long day.
  8. Personalize your dorm accessories using mason jars, vases, and tin cans as seen on The instructions for how to do so are

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