The Hotchkiss Record

Personal History Column: (Just) 3 Historical Instances of Impossible Stupidity

Personal History Column: (Just) 3 Historical Instances of Impossible Stupidity

Cooper Roh ’22

April 13, 2020

Of the thousands upon thousands of lessons history has given us, undoubtedly the most important are as follows:Never get involved in a land war in Asia. Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.However, were we to add a third to that illustrious list, it would be the following:Ne...

Artist of the Issue: Shine Lee ’20

From left to right: Shine Lee ’20, Q Zhang ’18, and Frank Cai ’20 won the silver prize in the 2018 Chinese Club Stir-Fry Competition.

Jiahua Chen ’20, Digital Media Editor / Photo Editor

April 13, 2020

Shine Lee ’20 is a four-year senior, an avid cook, a member of the orchestra, and a poet. Angela Choi ’21, the orchestra’s concertmaster, says that “Shine’s laugh and smile lights up the orchestra rehearsal, and I’d hate to imagine first period Monday [rehearsal] without him.” In this issue, Art...

What is Key in Preparing for SMS?

Desmond Teague ’20 plays electric bass at a rehearsal for the Student Music Show.

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

Woodwind and brass instrument performers rehearse in preparation for the annual Student Music Showcase (SMS).

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

In The Tempest, Miranda, played by Carla Sephton ’21, falls in love with Ferdinand, played by Asa Tuke ’21.

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

Jerry Sheng ’20 translates for Shi Guorui as he introduces his works.

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

Azzu rehearses for the winter dance performance tomorrow.

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

The Jackson Jills performed ten songs in the Chapel last Saturday.

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

Ryan Tse ’23 looks at the bidding sheets at the
KF Faculty Dinner Auction last Wednesday.

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”

Francisco Barrios, Instructor in Spanish, takes in a scene from the gallery's newest exhibit.

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

Pianist Leonel Morales performed four pieces in Elfers Hall last Friday.

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

Jerry Sheng ’20 ’s Santa’s Real Helpers won Gold Key in the Connecticut region.

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,...