The Hotchkiss Record

Community Views Between the World and Me

Community Views Between the World and Me
January 21, 2021

“I never wanted you to be twice as good as them, so much as I have always wanted you to attack every day of your brief bright life in struggle. The people who must believe they are white can never be...

Artist of the Issue: Emily Heimer ’21

Heimer performs in the HDA production of The Tempest.
January 21, 2021

Emily Heimer ’21 is a four-year Senior and co-head of the Hotchkiss Humane Society, ink., and the Multi-Racial Student Union. Heimer is also a board member of Hillel and the Hotchkiss Drama Association...

Capitol Rioters Damage Priceless Art

January 21, 2021

Shattered frames. Torn scrolls. A mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6, resulting in five deaths and damages to historical art and architecture. Upon investigation, curators...

Holiday Celebrations Spread Cheer

The school usually holds the annual Gingerbread House Build in the Dining Hall. This year, community members decorated their houses over a Zoom call.
December 17, 2020

You can usually find students both eating Sno-Caps and using them for decoration at the annual Gingerbread House Build in the dining hall. This year, the school livestreamed the annual traditions of the...

Beneath the Base of the Monolith – An Analysis of 2001: A Space Odyssey

December 16, 2020

It has been more than half a century since the release of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, yet the majestic sci-fi film still leaves its audience perplexed today. This time-bending film revolves...

Artist of the Issue: Angela Choi ’21

Choi performs in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
December 16, 2020

Angela Choi ’21 is a four-year senior, violinist, concertmaster of the Hotchkiss Orchestra, and student at Juilliard Pre-College. Outside the classroom, she is a co-head of Songs for Smiles, board member...

Student Artwork Feature

A rainy corner of Hong Kong
December 3, 2020

This issue, the Arts & Leisure section features a selection of student artwork submissions highlighting elements of the visual arts curriculum, adjusting to remote learning again, and current global...

Artist of the Issue: Luke Gardiner ’21

Gardiner's love for black and white photography led him to shoot his current film project on black and white film.
November 19, 2020

 Luke Gardiner ’21 is a four-year senior, head of Film Club, co-head of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), board member of Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA), proctor, and filmmaker. His latest...

BLAC Releases Fall Sampler

BLAC released its Fall 2020 sampler in October.
November 19, 2020

Whether you’re a Black artist or writer looking to submit work or an individual who appreciates student art and writing, the newly-founded Black Literature and Arts Collective magazine (BLAC) will spark...

Winter Co-curriculars Adapt with Paper-Mâché, Zoom, and Masks

A student participates in a firing outside the studio.
November 19, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the School has adopted an unprecedented schedule. The winter season this year started two weeks before Thanksgiving break. The season will begin again after students’...

Lower Mids Lead Halloween Celebrations

From left to right: Raven Hong ’22, Aster Lufkin ’23, and Kyral Ogazi ’21 pose in their halloween costumes.
November 5, 2020

Although the annual Lower Mid Halloween dance was not held due to COVID-19 restrictions, students still dressed up in crazy costumes, shot candy through PVC pipes, and ran around with pool noodles during...

Rotunda Exhibit Highlights Maria Bissell Hotchkiss

Mrs. Joan Baldwin, curator of special collections, curated a collection of items related to Bissell's life.
November 5, 2020

Although the school was only boys until 1974, it was founded by a woman, Maria Bissell Hotchkiss. Last year, faculty and students worked to create an exhibit shedding light on Bissell’s life, which can...

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