The Fourcast

Turning Your Back on Religion: Why Some People Are Calling it Quits

December 20, 2012

The Rise of the Unaffiliated American Ask any citizen to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and the eighth to last word they’ll say is “God.” Ask another for a one-dollar bill and on it, “In God We Trust” will be writt...

Having it All

November 8, 2012

In Pursuit of Perfection Hockaday girls try to achieve perfect grades, have outstanding extra-curriculars and maintain busy social lives. But is it really possible to “have it all”? At the beginning of the popular 10-se...

Permission to Play

September 28, 2012

Permission to Play Daisy Land: How play enhances learning and incites the imagination If you were to film Chinese teacher Dr. Justin Rudelson’s Chinese I class and then replay it in fast forward, you would not see students. I...

Summer Meltdown : It’s Not as Sweet as it Used to Be

May 21, 2012

The New Side of Summer As a High School student, Dean of Studies and Upper School Science teacher Dr. Barbara Fishel spent a single summer afternoon at a science lab in the university where her father worked. This was the closest she came to school w...

Click to Refresh

April 12, 2012

Activism for the Internet Age In a wave of status updates, tweets, profile pictures and wall posts, Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign canvassed the Internet the week of March 5. The fastest growing social video campaign to date, the YouTube video condemni...

Reshaping the Classroom

February 20, 2012

In the classroom in the English hallway, 12 girls sit in a large, silent circle surrounding a smaller ring of four who talk among themselves. Next door, girls sit at desks arranged in an oval shape, the teacher seemingly removed from the discussion. Further down the hall in a his...

Perfect on Paper: Why we won’t let go

December 16, 2011

Don't Stop the Presses A packet of science notes, three poems, one top secret message to Crime Investigation Asia (presumably an espionage assignment), an English essay outline, an email, a volunteer release form, physics graphs, history textbook chapters, a grading ru...

A Hidden Cornerstone?

A Hidden Cornerstone?

April 21, 2011

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