The Hotchkiss Record

Lessons and Carols Unites Communities

Lessons and Carols Unites Communities

Stephanie Ge '22

December 6, 2018


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For 58 years, soft candlelight has illuminated the faces of local community members, students, and faculty as choral music reverberated around the chapel. Last Sunday marked the 59th annual Lessons and Carols, featuring music by the Hotchkiss Chorus and readings from the Bible by members of the school...

Arts Beyond Hotchkiss: Film and Music Reviews

Mame Balde '20, Yuki Zhang '22, and Luke Kalaydijan '20

December 6, 2018


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“November Rain,” by Kris Wu For many listeners in the United States, November 2 was the first time they had ever heard of Kris Wu. This popular Chinese hip-hop artist branches out to a new market with his debut solo album, “Antares.” As of November 5, 2018, songs from the album have taken the...

Runaways Pushes the Boundaries of Conventional Theater

Runaways Pushes the Boundaries of Conventional Theater

Claire Wang ’21

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Last Thursday, Runaways, the first musical under the Hotchkiss Drama Association (HDA)'s 2018-2019 theme of rebellion, debuted. Directed by Mr. Marcus Olson, instructor in theatre, the production was based on Elizabeth Swados’ original show and featured 20 student actors. Runaways features a patchwo...

Hard Work Pays Off for Student Musicians

Hard Work Pays Off for Student Musicians

Stephanie Ge ’22

November 15, 2018


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For student musicians, hours of practice culminated in an evening in Elfers Hall that echoed with beautiful sounds. Preparation for the instrumental recital on November 6 required much dedication and practice. The Music Department selected 13 students to perform at the instrumental recital on a v...

Tim Rappleye Draws Students into the World of Hockey

Tim Rappleye Draws Students into the World of Hockey

Connie Cao ’21

November 15, 2018


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Tim Rappleye, an author and hockey enthusiast, arrived at the school on November 6 for a reading of his second book, Hobey Baker: Upon Further Review, Exploring the Life and Death of a Hockey Immortal. His first book, Jack Parker’s Wise Guys: The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of ’78,...

A Deep Dive into ink.

A Deep Dive into ink.

Margot Ngo ’19 and John Shin ’20

November 1, 2018


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ink., an art and literary magazine established in 2012, is currently  led by Edward Guo ’19, Dear Liu ’19, and Alex Xu ’19. In an effort to unpack the club’s long–term goals, we sat down with them to talk.What is the mission of ink.? To showcase and promote the school community’s creativi...

Student Musicians Hit the Right Notes

Student Musicians Hit the Right Notes

Nicholas Romero ’21

November 1, 2018


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Connecticut may be a small state, but its youth musicians have big potential.  The Connecticut Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition showcases this potential by gathering together the state’s gifted musicians.  Last Sunday, contestants met at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Riley...

Major Jackson Personalizes Poetry

Major Jackson Personalizes Poetry

Claire Wang ’21

November 1, 2018


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Poet Major Jackson read his poem “Why I write poetry” to students and faculty last Thursday night in the Harris house living room: “Because my best friend in 4th grade chased city buses from corner to corner.” Creative writing student Abby Sim ’20 introduced Jackson, who has three publishe...

French Actors Perform on Campus

French Actors Perform on Campus

Stephanie Ge ’22

October 19, 2018


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The annual tradition of a play by professional French-speaking actors took place this year on Tuesday, October 16 in the Black Box Theater. The school advocates "global citizenship,” and opportunities like the French Play certainly help to shape a student body with global perspectives. The first...

Artist of the Issue: Souleman Toure ’19

Artist of the Issue: Souleman Toure ’19

Victoria Chen ’21

October 19, 2018


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Souleman Toure ’19, a four-year senior, has taken Theatre in the Humanities program and performed in a variety of mainstage and Black Box productions.Mr. Parker Reed, an instructor in theatre and English, who has done extensive work with Toure, said, “I think Souleman has a natural charisma;...

The Lookbook Returns

The Lookbook Returns

Margot Ngo ’19 and John Shin ’20

October 19, 2018


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After a two-year hiatus, The Hotchkiss Lookbook is finally back, highlighting students' diverse fashion choices. Once again embracing social media as its public platform, The Lookbook hopes to publicize creative self-expression in fashion at the school. First established in 2012, The Lookbook ran as a...

New Artwork Arrives on Campus

Ally Fertig '20, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

Alongside new incoming students, a new piece of artwork arrived at campus at the start of school. Alison Saar’s Black Bottom Print was purchased by the school as part of the alumnae print project.The process to purchase a print began at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year when a gr...