The Fourcast

A Hockadaisy’s Guide to Voting with Pride

May 9, 2011

Here at Hockaday, we’re taught from an early age to participate in government. The entire school votes in mock presidential elections. The government classes write editorials to the Dallas Morning News. Political forums like Race Relat...

Death of the Face of Terror

May 3, 2011

You had to be in the city to really know what it was like,” recalls junior Caroline, who lived outside of New York City and went to school there at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attack. For some of us, the events of 9/11...

Double or Nothing

April 21, 2011

Hill Pledges $20 million to the Hockaday School   Hockaday girls like to come in first. Lyda Hill ’60 is no exception. Kicking off the centennial campaign, she recently donated $20 million—the largest single gif...

Disaster Unpreparedness: Students and faculty react to the catastrophe in Japan

April 21, 2011

Upon her return to Japan three days after the devastating events shook her country, freshman Eko found many aspects of her home in Tokyo to be unfamiliar, even sinister. Lights out. Stores ravaged. Bookshelves overturned. Public transportation shut down indefinitely. ...

Funding for Planned Parenthood Escapes Cuts

April 21, 2011

Students on both sides of the issue respond to the budget decision As stated emphatically at the top of its website, “Planned Parenthood is many things to many people.” No better words could sum up such a controversial or...

Juniors Benefit from Inaugural Author’s Series

April 21, 2011

  Authors Dominic Smith, Kathleen Kent and Julie Hersh visited Hockaday classrooms on March 28, 29 and April 5, respectively due to the collaborative efforts of junior English teachers, Upper School Head John Ashton and ju...

Decisions, Decisions

February 23, 2011

An out-of-state trip. Co-teaching. No global requirement. These are just a few of the things Hockaday is doing to revamp its academic curriculum and better fit the educational needs of Upper School students. With the school year...

Writing for Rights

February 23, 2011

Human Rights Committee establishes Human Rights Journal Project With contests, events, a bulletin board, and even posters in the bathroom stalls, the Hockaday Human Rights Committee (HRC) knows how to spread awareness about i...

Witness to a Revolution

February 23, 2011

Devon Youngblood 06’ recently departed Cairo, where she was living on Harvard’s Michael C. Rockefeller Fellowship. She shares her experience with Egypt’s revolt. When the protests first started happening in Egypt, I, alo...

Smarts and Soles

May 31, 2010

Forty percent of people in the world don’t have shoes, according to TOMS Shoes. That is well over the percentage of people in the world who have AIDS, who are illiterate and who are malnourished combined.  In many countries, walking is t...

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