The Hotchkiss Record

Declaration of National Embarrassment

February 16, 2019

After a month-long shutdown and three nail-biting weeks of negotiations on a new budget, Congress finally agreed upon a deal to fund the entirety of the...

Bill Newman ’68 Hosts Lecture

Bill Newman ’68 Hosts Lecture

February 8, 2019

William “Bill” Newman 68’ is a successful lawyer who has spent his career working for social justice. On Friday, February 8 from 6:45-7:45 p.m, Mr....

The Best Super Bowl Ads of 2019

The Best Super Bowl Ads of 2019

February 8, 2019

As a whole, the 53rd Super Bowl left something to be desired. While the game was uneventful as the lowest scoring Superbowl of all time, with an especially...

Will Connecticut Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

January-Jones Carter ’19

Power Plant Controversy

Power Plant Controversy

February 14, 2019

Driving to school, students may pass a large structure in Dover, New York, and wonder what it is. Since 2009, the construction of the Cricket Valley Energy Center has been an ongoing process, employing...

Small Schools to Close?

Small Schools to Close?

February 14, 2019

The possibility of having to merge small schools has instigated heated controversy in Litchfield County, Connecticut. A bill proposed by State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff proposes that schools in the...

Valentine’s Day Festivities Spread Love

February 14, 2019

In the midst of a cold February, carnations hand-delivered to students’ dorm rooms will bring warmth to the community on Valentine’s Day. As in past years, the Lower Mid class presidents and class...

Actors Spread Hay Fever
Color for A Cause

Color for A Cause

February 14, 2019

On exhibit from January 24 to February 24 in the Tremaine Art Gallery, Metaphor features the work of Brooklyn-based artist Lee Arnold. Through a variety of media - including...

Artist of the Issue: Gwen Slaughter ’19

Artist of the Issue: Gwen Slaughter ’19

January 31, 2019

Gwen Slaughter ’19, a dedicated member of the Hotchkiss Dance Company, is currently pursuing an independent study in dance. Mrs. Alice Sarkissian-Wolf, who taught dance...

Atlantic Brass Quintet Offers Engaging Program

Atlantic Brass Quintet Offers Engaging Program

January 31, 2019

Last Friday, the critically acclaimed Atlantic Brass Quintet performed in Elfers Hall, showcasing pieces vastly different in style, from Baroque to contemporary. The Atlantic...

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Ask a Bearcat: The Most Difficult Year at Hotchkiss
Make the Mueller Report Public

Make the Mueller Report Public

February 14, 2019

President Donald J. Trump is controversial due to his immature language, behavior, and shady history. News sources have noted suspicious communication with foreign governments,...

How Social Democracy Can Save Us

February 14, 2019

Nobody should be forced into debt due to a cancer diagnosis or an unforeseen accident. Nobody should need to work two jobs just to make ends meet. And nobody’s zip code...

Speaker Pelosi Holds All the Cards

Speaker Pelosi Holds All the Cards

January 31, 2019

Until recently, the government was shut down for over a month. During that time, over 800,000 federal government employees missed not one, but two, paychecks. These employees...

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Athlete of the Issue: Scott Shrager ’19
Nicky Downs ’15 Signs with Hartford

Nicky Downs ’15 Signs with Hartford

February 14, 2019

Former Hotchkiss soccer star Nicky Downs ’15 may be going pro, but he won’t be far away. This January,...

Girls Varsity Swimming Makes Waves Before Founders

Girls Varsity Swimming Makes Waves Before Founders

February 14, 2019

Hixon Pool hosts several teams over the three sports seasons in each year, but is never as bustling as...

Fun Comes First for Thirds and Club Teams

Fun Comes First for Thirds and Club Teams

February 14, 2019

While Varsity and JV teams may receive more attention, Thirds and Club teams provide a fun and comfortable...

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