The Hotchkiss Record

New Co-curriculars Support Diverse Interests

Claire Wang '21

January 17, 2019

This school year, the co-curricular program has broadened to include four new options for students: Robotics, Ceramics, Community Service, and Dance. Students interested in these areas can now dedicate time to them outside of the academic day.RoboticsIn the Robotics program, Mr. Samuel Golini ...

Room of the Issue: Jacqui Rice ’20

John Shin '20 and Diana Reiss ’20

January 17, 2019

For this issue, the Arts & Leisure section scoured campus to find the new year’s first Room of the Issue. This issue's room belongs to Jacqui Rice ’20, who lives on the third floor of Buehler. Her proctees have expressed praise for the room:Margo Donohue ’22 said, “Her string lights create a relaxing...

Lessons and Carols Unites Communities

Lessons and Carols Unites Communities

Stephanie Ge '22

December 6, 2018

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

“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

The Runaways cast performs a dance number to “Where Do People Go.”

Claire Wang ’21

November 15, 2018

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

Ricky Shi ’22 performs in Elfers Hall at the
Instrumental Recital on Tuesday, November 6.

Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

November 15, 2018

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

The cover of Tim Rappleye’s new book, Hobey Baker:
Upon Further Review.

Connie Cao ’21, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018

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 compilation of ink.’s most recent issues.

Margot Ngo ’19 and John Shin ’20

November 1, 2018

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 recites his poetry for a student audience
at the Harris House on Thursday, October 25.

Claire Wang ’21

November 1, 2018

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

Michael Zhang ’21 performs in Carnegie Hall last January.

Nicholas Romero ’21

November 1, 2018

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

Actors from the Compagnie Claude Beauclair group
perform in Walker Auditorium last Tuesday.

Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

October 19, 2018

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

Souleman Toure ’19 gestures through a window during a Black Box rehearsal last year.

Victoria Chen ’21

October 19, 2018

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;...