The Hotchkiss Record

What is Key in Preparing for SMS?

What is Key in Preparing for SMS?

Amelie Zhang '23

March 4, 2020

Step 1 Preparation for the Student Music Showcase (SMS) started in early November. Heads Kostia Howard ’20, Julia Lloyd ’20, Elizabeth Molitor ’20, Elijah Stone ’20, Desmond Teague ’20, and Kelly Zuo ’20, convened and drafted a tentative setlist. Howard said, “The songs are always up to the...

Student Musicians Shine in Walker

Student Musicians Shine in Walker

Isabella Wei ’23

March 4, 2020

Rounds of applause filled Walker Auditorium as student musicians took their final bows. The annual Student Music Showcase (SMS) offered an evening of music last night. This year, SMS featured a wide range of genres, including pop, hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. Students performed ten songs, such as the R&...

The Tempest Storms Walker

The Tempest Storms Walker

Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

February 27, 2020

While thunder crashes in the background, water splatters on the audience as sailors attempt to save their ship from a storm. Last weekend, the Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) hosted its winter production, The Tempest by William Shakespeare, in Walker Auditorium. In The Tempest, Prospero, the...

Chinese Photographer Visits Campus

Chinese Photographer Visits Campus

Yihan Ding ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

February 27, 2020

With photographs that capture the essence of Chinese landscape painting and pay homage to the Hudson River School’s painterly style, local photographer Shi Guorui will discuss his work on campus this evening. Based in upstate New York, Shi moved to New York’s Catskill Mountains from Beijing at the...

Artist of the Issue: Victoria Azzu ’20

Artist of the Issue: Victoria Azzu ’20

Annie Xu ’22, Design Editor

February 27, 2020

Victoria Azzu ’20, a four-year Senior, has been an avid dancer since childhood. She has also been an active member of the dance company for all four years. Tomorrow and Saturday, Azzu performed in the annual winter dance performance in Walker Auditorium.When and why did you start dancing? I started...

Tufts A Capella Group Visits Campus

Tufts A Capella  Group Visits Campus

Isabella Wei ’23

February 5, 2020

The Chapel was filled with energy last Saturday as 14 college women blended their voices in song. The Jackson Jills, an all-female a capella group from Tufts University, hosted a workshop and performed a number of their songs for the community. The group, founded in 1963, is named after Cornelia Maria...

KF Dinner Auction Supports Zambian Students

KF Dinner Auction  Supports Zambian Students

Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

February 5, 2020

Last Wednesday, multiple community members donated meals to the annual dinner auction, organized by the school’s chapter of the Kucetekela Foundation (KF), a non-profit organization dedicated to funding education for disadvantaged Zambian students. At the school, KF is dedicated to raising at least...

Tremaine Welcomes “Truppe Fledermaus”

Tremaine Welcomes “Truppe Fledermaus”

Yihan Ding ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

February 5, 2020

As viewers enter the Tremaine Gallery, a half-human, half-bat form hanging from the ceiling contrasts sharply with the white walls. The piece, inspired by Johann Strauss’s operetta, “Die Fledermaus,” is but one in a multi-media exhibition. On view since January 25, “Truppe Fledermaus & the Carnival...

Arts in Brief

Arts in Brief

Stephanie Ge ’22 & Yuka Masumura ’21

January 22, 2020

Conceptual Artist Baldessari Dies at 88The art world is overcome with grief following John Baldessari’s passing on January 2. An American conceptual artist, Baldessari was known for his work featuring appropriated images. Starting as a painter, Baldessari began to incorporate texts and photography...

Students Take Home Scholastics Arts Awards

Students Take Home  Scholastics Arts Awards

Yihan Ding ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

January 22, 2020

Students’ success in the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards once again made the school one of the most decorated in the state. Established in 1923, the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards seek to recognize middle and high school student artists and writers demonstrating exceptional vision, ingenuity,...

Alicea ’20 Curates Barbershop Exhibit for Black History Month

Alicea ’20 Curates Barbershop Exhibit for Black History Month

Isabella Wei ’23

January 22, 2020

The barber chairs, hairdryers, combs, and posters of hairstyles arranged along the wall have brought the corner barbershop to Main Hallway. However, community members sitting in the chairs don’t face mirrors, but artworks celebrating African American beauty and life. Opened last Friday, the exhibit,...

The Jazz Band and Orchestra Share the Stage

The Jazz Band and Orchestra Share the Stage

Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

December 12, 2019

Rousing jazz beats, as well as the passionate chords of Beethoven, shared the stage in Elfers Hall. The first Ensemble Concert of the year, which showcased a unique combination of jazz and classical music, took place on December 7. The jazz band, Right Brain Logic, which consists of 20 student and faculty...