The Hotchkiss Record

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 ReissFavorite...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...

Five Easy Recipes to Try During Quarantine

This easy recipe takes the cookie sandwich you know and love, the Oreo, and transforms it into a delicious treat.

Sydney Jean ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

In quarantine, we spend most of our time working, exercising, catching up on our favorite Netflix series, and, of course, EATING. Are you experiencing monotony in the kitchen? These five simple recipes are the best way to change what you snack on. Oreo Truffles This easy recipe takes the cookie sandwich you kno...

Personal History Column: Satan, Death Sentences, and Flamethrowers – Some Stories About Coffee

King Gustav III sentenced a criminal to a lifetime of drinking three pots of coffee a day.

Cooper Roh ’22

May 4, 2020

Long before Tik did its Tokking, and even before the Star began its Bucking, people drank coffee. Though it may not be the world’s favorite caffeinated beverage (and that’s the tea), it is responsible for some absolutely insane history. Here are just three examples:The time the Pope saved coffee ...

Artist of the Issue: Kimanie (Kiki) Brown ’20

Participating in the Dance Company has been a goal of Brown's since his Upper Mid year.

Yuki Zhang ’22, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

Kimanie (Kiki) Brown ’20 is a two-year Senior, Varsity football player, singer, actor, and dancer. This week, Arts & Leisure commemorates his performance in the annual Dance Company production last winter by interviewing him.Why did you decide to join the Dance Company? What does dancing mea...

Arts Review: Fox? CNN? NBC? Nah, SGN.

Krasinski is known for his acting in various television shows such as The Office and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

Jiahua Chen ’20, Digital Media Editor / Photo Editor

April 27, 2020

If there is one good creation to come out of the current ordeal, it is John Krasinski’s new YouTube show, Some Good News. As the name suggests, Some Good News features uplifting news stories in a world dominated by disheartening stories. In a day and age where the media is permeated with Trump’s l...

Three Pieces of Wholesome History

Kindred Spirits, a sculpture in Midleton, Ireland, commemorates the Choctaw Nation's 1847 relief donation to Ireland.

Cooper Roh '22, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2020

It can be all too easy to focus on the negative, especially in times like these. Yet we should often remember that the deepest, darkest hours bring out the best in humanity. Here are just three examples:The Choctaw Nation and Ireland: “It ain’t much, but it’s honest work”In 1847, Ireland wa...

How Have Art Classes Adapted to COVID-19?

Emily Hellqvist ’23, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2020

How are students rehearsing for orchestra over Zoom? How will theatre classes perform? Teachers from the visual and performing arts department have been working to make sure art remains a significant part of the curriculum despite the COVID-19 pandemic.Music classes have been moved online in thre...

Artist of the Issue: Dom Bellido ’20

Artist of the Issue: Dom Bellido ’20

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

April 20, 2020

The ink. board will hold a virtual poetry reading in Chapel on Thursday, April 23. The Arts Editors interviewed Dom Bellido ’20, one of the board members of ink, about his experience with poetry and creative writing. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. What is your previous experience with poetry and crea...

Personal History Column: (Just) Two More Historical Instances of Impossible Stupidity

After the Japanese Navy attacked the Russian Pacific Fleet in 1904, Tsar Nicholas II decided to dispatch the Russian Baltic Fleet to their aid.

Cooper Roh ’22

April 20, 2020

1. The Dogger Bank Incident: more British fishermen anticsAfter the Japanese Navy attacked the Russian Pacific Fleet in 1904, Tsar Nicholas II decided to dispatch the Russian Baltic Fleet to their aid. To put it politely, the subsequent 18,000-mile voyage was more disastrous and achingly stupider ...