The Hotchkiss Record

Musicians Begin on a High Note

Parth Jain ’24, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

Although restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic have posed an unprecedented challenge for the school’s music education, music teachers and students are prepared to keep music alive. Over the summer, Mr. Fabio Witkowski, head of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, collaborated with the sc...

Festival of Fables Puts Social Justice Twist on Fairy Tales

Nithya Chundi ’23

October 21, 2020

As the saying goes, “the show must go on.” In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, students passionate about the performing arts are finding ways to showcase their art and its message to the community. The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) will be presenting The Festival of Fables, a series of six 10- t...

Artists of the Issue: Raven Hong ’22 and Kyral Ogazi ’21

Art by Hong

Clara Ma ’23, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

In anticipation of this year’s unique fall Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) production, The Festival of Fables, Record Arts interviewed two members of the HDA Tech team. Working behind the scenes with Mr. Derek Brashears, director and instructor in theatre, HDA Tech is essential to the success o...

Community Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

During an event on September 16, Jonathan Andrew Peréz ’00 discussed his own experiences as a Latino student at the school.

Darina Huang ’23

October 8, 2020

As part of its goal to promote diversity and inclusion in the community, the school has organized multiple events recognizing Latinx Heritage Month. The month, also known as Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrates the achievements, history, and culture of Hispanic and Latinx people from September 15 to Oct...

Artist of the Issue: Amelia Wang ’21

Wang performs during an Instrumental Recital in Elfers Hall.

Cecily Smith ’23

October 8, 2020

Amelia Wang ’21 is a four-year Senior, co-head of Calliope, Triple A, and St. Luke’s Society, board member of Bluestockings, proctor, and violinist in the Orchestra.  How has the school changed your music career? Hotchkiss music has definitely pushed me and challenged me, especially because t...

A New Hub for the Community

The Hotchkiss Hub serves as a virtual space where students can find answers to their most common questions.

Cecily Smith ’23

September 23, 2020

When students self-quarantined in their dorm rooms, they may have asked: Which clubs should I join? What’s for dinner? How can I get help on my math homework?   In preparation for virtual community life this fall, Ms. Yasumura, director of student clubs and affinity groups, and Mrs. Wistar, direct...

Personal History Column: Instances of Amazing Historical Marksmanship

Nasu no Yoichi, a Minamoto Warrior, managed to shoot a fan that was placed on top of an enemy ship’s mast during the Genpei War.

Jack McGlinn ’22

September 23, 2020

Since the dawn of time, many things have remained true. The sun, for example, will always rise in the East and always set in the West. Coleslaw will always be disgusting. And history has been - and always will be - humanity’s most source of some of the most unbelievable stories. The truth, after all...

Student Performers Unlock The Key to Change Concert

The Key to Change concert has garnered over a thousand views on Youtube.

Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

September 9, 2020

Even during quarantine, students are finding ways to connect and create. The Renaissance Ensemble, an interscholastic organization dedicated to the performing arts, premiered its first concert, The Key to Change, live on Youtube on Sunday, August 30. The concert featured over 40 student performers from si...

Seniors Share Favorite Memories

Yihan Ding ’22 and Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts Editors

May 28, 2020

This week, Seniors shared a few of their favorite things with the Arts & Leisure section. Diana Reiss Favorite... Color: Any shade of blue! Book: Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger  Song: “The Only Living Boy in New York” by Simon & Garfunkel  Art Piece: Mulholland Drive by ...

Seniors in Ceramics Say Farewell

Students enrolled in the winter ceramics co-curricular held a Senior farewell party to celebrate the end of the season.

Isabella Wei ’23, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

What is better than an ice cream party for an emotional farewell? Before departing for Spring Break, students enrolled in the winter Ceramics co-curricular held a Senior farewell party, celebrating the end of the  season.  According to Ms. Christine Owen, instructor in ceramics, the idea for an ice cream ...

Managing Stress During AP Week, Quarantine Edition

Managing Stress During AP Week, Quarantine Edition

Yihan Ding & Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editors

May 18, 2020

These are the two busiest weeks of the year for many students, whether it’s because of AP exams, final projects and essays, or Teagles. Now that students are unable to study in the Edsel Ford library, hang out by Lake Wononscopomuc, or relax at the Snack Bar, the Arts & Leisure Editors have compi...

Arts in Quarantine Showcase

Arts in Quarantine Showcase

Yihan Ding ’22 & Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts Editors

May 11, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our everyday life is changing to match the demands of social distancing. Quarantine life is inspiring artists to leave permanent marks that will remind us of these difficult times. This week’s Arts & Leisure section is dedicated to student artists’ efforts to main...