The Hotchkiss Record

The Hotchkiss Song Project: Elijah Stone ’20

The Hotchkiss  Song Project:  Elijah Stone ’20

Stephanie Ge ’22

May 15, 2019


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This year, Elijah Stone ’20 started The Hotchkiss Song Project, a student-run musical collaboration. Aiming to represent the student body with music, Stone welcomed ideas for songs, stories, lyrics, and poems for an album that he will assemble. The Arts and Leisure section explores his project by featuring...

Red Carpet Rolls out for Film Festival

Red Carpet Rolls out for Film Festival

Yuki Zhang ’22

May 15, 2019


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The 8th Annual Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for a night of entertainment and celebration of creativity. Last Saturday, the Film Club hosted the eighth annual Film Festival in Walker Auditorium. The Film Festival welcomed submissions from high school students from several other schools. This...

Much Ado About Thundermug

Much Ado About Thundermug

Ha Trang Tran ’22

May 15, 2019


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As the year winds to a close, students will be able to step into the Elizabethan era with Thundermug, the annual competition between actors in Shakespeare scenes on May 19. Hosted by the Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA), the competition is an effort to engage the community with the works of William...

Watson Workshop Highlights Queer Art

Watson Workshop  Highlights Queer Art

Billy Meneses ’22

May 15, 2019


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The Watson Workshop Series will continue with Instructor in Art Ms. Terri Moore’s presentation on the queer art scene in New York City. In the 1980s, “queer” was reappropriated as a celebratory term to describe the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people. Queer...

Alum Leads Workshop on LGBTQ Issues

Billy Meneses ’22

May 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, News

Community members gathered in the Watson common room last Thursday for the latest installment in the Watson Workshop series. The workshops are designed to educate people who want to know more about LGBTQ issues. Although Watson is not an LGBTQ-exclusive space, its role as a home for students of all...

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ranked by Editors

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ranked by Editors

Arhan Chhabra '22 and Toby Pouler '20

May 13, 2019


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With the recent release of “Avengers: Endgame,” Arhan Chhabra and Toby Pouler discuss and rank all 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This article does not contain any spoilers for any of the recent films. Iron ManThe film that started it all. Iron Man was an instant classic...

Gospelfest Shares Good News

Stephanie Ge ’22

May 5, 2019


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Joyful tunes from five gospel choirs will fill Elfers Hall during the annual Gospelfest this Sunday, May 5.The Hotchkiss Gospel Choir and gospel choirs from other local boarding schools, including Westover, South Kent, and Miss Porter’s, along with the Litchfield Congregational Youth Choir,...

Unnumbered: Note From the Author

Unnumbered: Note From the Author

John Shin ’20 and Tina Deng ’21

May 5, 2019


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UnnumberedHer fame merited the dawn, so I drove to beat the crowds through the new light of New England to be first in Amherst.I thought it luck, my parking space so near The Homestead door -- then rushed to gain admittance to her chambered site --‘Twas there my ardaent pace stopped as...

Previewing Peripheral Vision

Previewing  Peripheral Vision

John Shin ’20 and Tina Deng ’21

May 5, 2019


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Ms. Susan Kinsolving, instructor in English and poet-in-residence, is slated to have her Peripheral Vision, a collection with about 45 of her most recent poems, published on May 28. As a preview for this publication, the Arts & Leisure Editors have decided to feature a testimonial and a poem from the...

Elfers Welcomes Cello-Piano Duo

Elfers Welcomes Cello-Piano Duo

Stephanie Ge ’22

May 5, 2019


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Elfers Hall will welcome German musicians, pianist Andreas Frölich and cellist Alexander Hülshoff, in a duo concert on Saturday. Both award-winning musicians, Mr. Frölich and Mr. Hülshoff have performed in famous concert venues in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Mr. Frölich has won...

Actors Go Back to 1984

Actors Go Back to 1984

Yuki Zhang ’22

May 5, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

As audience members entered the Black Box Theatre, they were greeted by two standing “Thought Police” in the hallway and walls covered with “Big Brother” slogans and . For its spring production, the Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) presented Robert Owens’, Wilton E. Hall, Jr.’s and William...

Artist Embraces the Digital World

Artist Embraces the Digital World

Stephanie Ge ’22 and Yuki Zhang ’22

April 11, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The geometric shapes on the walls of the Tremaine Art Gallery showcase the work of a pioneer in the field of digital art. On March 26, the gallery presented “Unstructured Structures,” featuring the works of local artist Mark Wilson GP ‘19, which were all designed using computer software. Wilson...