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

Healthy Alternatives to a Morning Cup of Coffee

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Kombucha Can Cure Your Coffee Cravings

This bubbly drink is a type of fermented tea that comes in many flavors and can improve your immune system, digestion and is full of antioxidants. Drinking kombucha can also increase your energy levels like a traditional cup of coffee because it contains a large amount of vitamin B12. Several Dallas restaurants, including Flowerchild, sell kombucha, as well as grocery stores, like Whole Foods and Eatzi’s.

Coffee is No Match for Matcha

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With the combination of its natural properties, matcha, a mixture of powdered green tea leaves and water, pro- vides drinkers with a pick-me-up to start off their day. Matcha also contains a high volume of antioxidants, which helps people prevent aging and chronic disease. Drinkers often experience heightened concentration and lower cholesterol. You can find Matcha at Starbucks and other coffee shops or you can make your own by purchasing the powder from your local grocery store.

 

Tea Time

Do you go through withdrawal without your morning cup of coffee? Black tea might be able to satisfy your cravings without any side effects. When brewed, a cup of black tea contains about 40 milligrams of caffeine, which is almost half the amount of caffeine in a traditional cup of coffee. So having a cup of tea will not only give you the caffeine boost you need but researchers have found that drinking tea on a regular basis also helps with heart and oral health. Turning to tea might be the answer to ending your caffeine deprived headaches without reverting back to coffee.


Story by Amelia Brown, Sports and Health Editor

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