The Fourcast


The Fourcast is the official high school student newspaper of The Hockaday School. The name is derived from the school’s Four Cornerstones: Character, Courtesy, Scholarship and Athletics. It is also a pun on the weather “forecast.”

This website is maintained by Web Editor Erin Parolisi.

Editor-in-Chief Ava Berger
Managing Editor Kate Clark
Web Editor Erin Parolisi
JADE Magazine Editor Kelsey Chen
Video Editor and Social Media Director Lea Whitley
Copy Editor Laine Betanzos
News Editor Sasha Schwimmer
Features Editor Charlotte Rogers
Arts & Life Editors Maddie Stout and Hanna Zhang
Sports & Health Editor Remy Finn and Lacy Green
Views Editor Anna Gum
Photography & Graphics Editor Libby Hill
Cast-Off Editor Julia Donovan

Staff Writers Zoe Cote, Elisa Carroll, Katherine Grace Estess, Olivia Garcia, Campbell Harris, Rachel Jan, Melody Hu, Jane Clark, Juliana Blazek, Zoya Haq and Caroline Petrikas

Head Artist Kylee Hong

Faculty Adviser Julia Copeland


The Fourcast is written primarily for students of the Hockaday Upper School, its faculty and staff. The Fourcast has a press run of 1,500 and is printed by Greater Dallas Press. It is distributed free of charge to the Hockaday community. Businesses who wish to advertise in The Fourcast should contact Julia Copeland at [email protected] We reserve the right to refuse any advertising which is deemed inappropriate to the Hockaday community.

Opinions will be clearly marked and/or will appear in the perspectives section. Commentaries are the expressed opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect that of The Fourcast staff, its adviser or any member of the Hockaday community. Unsigned editorials that appear on the opinions page will reflect the official position of The Fourcast, but not necessarily the position of the Hockaday community.

The Fourcast staff may cover student, staff, faculty or alumnae deaths as the staff is made aware. We reserve the right not to cover a death based on relevance, timeliness and circumstance. Corrections and clarifications from previous issues will be found as designated in the news section.

Any questions or concerns should be addressed to Ava Berger, Editor-in-Chief, at [email protected]

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