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The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

Committed seniors pose in front of their respective college banners.
Senior Signing Day
Shreya Vijay, Opinions Editor • April 12, 2024

Eleven seniors have committed to play sports at the collegiate levels at the D1 and D3 levels. Taylor Hua Varsity captain and defender...

StuCo steps up
StuCo steps up
Lang Cooper, Sports Editor • April 12, 2024

Sunnie Wang is the Student Council President for the 2024-2025 school year. Q: Why did you decide to run for President? A: It has been a goal...

Senior Ryan Brown writes on the bard during the classs social impact day.
Students tackle global issues
Anika Shah, Staff Writer • April 12, 2024

Debating worldwide issues like migration and justice, the senior seminar Global Issues gives students an analytical view on modern world issues...

Rutledge and her family preparing for Eid celebration.
Fasting for faith
April 12, 2024

Tips and Tricks: How to Improve Your Sleep Patters


Check out these tips and tricks to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Consistency is Key

Creating a sleep routine can help train our bodies to fall asleep and wake up at a certain time, making both processes a lot smoother. It is important to try to remain consistent with this routine every day, including weekends and holidays.

Sleep Suffers with Stress

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Whether studying for a big test or warming up for an upcoming game, the life of a Hockaday student is filled with stress, which then causes our bodies to secrete the stress hormone cortisol. This hormonal release leaves us more alert but can disrupt sleep, so experts suggest writing down the sources of stress and storing them away before bed.

Say “Later” to Late Night Snacks

A midnight junk food craze may be tempting but research shows that when people stop eating several hours before going to bed they tend to sleep better. However, late-night snacking can be okay, depending on the type of food and how easily it is digested.

Story and photos by Amelia Brown, Sports Editor

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