The Hotchkiss Record

A Deep Dive into ink.

A Deep Dive into ink.

Margot Ngo ’19 and John Shin ’20

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts

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...

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...

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...

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...

A New Season of Black Box Plays to Enchant and Excite

A New Season of Black Box Plays to Enchant and Excite

Felix Bao '20

October 4, 2018


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In a fast-paced first semester, Black Box plays produced by the Hotchkiss Dramatic Association, the board that oversees all theatrical events, will offer a chance for students to take a break and be entertained. This semester, five plays promise laughter and tears to the school community: Trojan Horse,...

The Dance Program, Revitalized by New Faculty: Q&A with Ms. Allesandra Rinaldo

The Dance Program, Revitalized  by New Faculty:  Q&A with Ms. Allesandra Rinaldo

Albert Zhang '19

October 4, 2018


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Ms. Allesandra Rinaldo joined the school in 2018 as an Instructor in Dance.  Following the retirement of Ms. Alice Sarkissian-Wolf, director of the Dance program for 26 years, Ms. Rinaldo has stepped in to teach classes and help lead the Dance Company. What does a typical Dance Company practice loo...

Hands-On With School History

Hands-On With School History

Yitong Wu '20

October 4, 2018


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The Forest, Field & Water: A History of the Hotchkiss Landscape exhibit in the Tremaine Gallery weaves together mineral pieces from 1.2 million years ago with more contemporaneous campus artifacts to explore the geographical history of Hotchkiss' surrounding environment. The exhibit presents ar...

The Cullman Art Wing, Reimagined

The Cullman Art Wing, Reimagined

Emily Heimer ’21

September 20, 2018


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If you have been to the lower floor of Main Building, then you may have noticed the newly transformed Cullman Art Center. Each year, the graduating Hotchkiss class identifies a project to undertake to give back to the school. For the class of 2017, that project was the EFX Lab. The Class of 2018 cho...

A Focus on Rebellion

A Focus on Rebellion

Tamao Isono ’20

September 20, 2018


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The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) has announced this year’s theme for its three main-stage productions: rebellion. At the end of the last school year, Mr. Marcus Olson, instructor in theatre; Mr. Derek Brashears, director of theatre; and Mr. J. Parker Reed, instructor in theatre and English, a...