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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

Danger in Downtown Dallas

Preservation Texas, a foundation that works to maintain important historical sites through education, communication and advocacy, officially added Downtown Dallas to the list of Most Endangered Cities in Texas on Oct. 15. This list consists of cities that have endured increasing losses of historic places due to development pressures.

Members of Preservation Texas held a press conference on Oct. 22 to make an official announcement that they will be adding Dallas to this list. The conference was held in a special location on the 1600 Block of Elm Street, where a company known as Headington razed multiple century-old buildings to make way for the expansion of new commercial facilities.

The announcement is a direct result of the recent demolition of five historical structures that were in the Dallas Downtown Historical District; these buildings had great significance and were placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

This is an eye opener and encouragement to work on preserving Downtown Dallas in the future. Preservation Texas reassures the community that the group is not suggesting that the city’s decline will occur anytime soon. Instead, the foundation is working to notify the Dallas City Council and the community of the potential consequences that can result from disregarding the importance of preserving the history of the city.

Charlene Orr, the group’s president, has notified the public that Preservation Texas hopes to maintain the history of Downtown Dallas, but also to save the jobs of preservation workers who will be negatively impacted if frequent demolitions are continued. If the city council cuts back on these reformations, Preservation Texas states that it hopes that Downtown Dallas will be able to continue to thrive while also maintaining its roots.

– Heidi Kim

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