The Hotchkiss Record

Why the U.S. Will Fail to Open Up

Protests against lockdowns have spread across the nation.

Michael Zhang '21, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2020

With a staggering 36 million unemployment claims since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Americans are desperate for society to reopen and for money to flow again. Take, for instance, the protests against lockdown rules. Moreover, the famed trillion-dollar relief package passed by the federal government, the ...

Managing Stress During AP Week, Quarantine Edition

Managing Stress During AP Week, Quarantine Edition

Yihan Ding & Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editors

May 18, 2020

These are the two busiest weeks of the year for many students, whether it’s because of AP exams, final projects and essays, or Teagles. Now that students are unable to study in the Edsel Ford library, hang out by Lake Wononscopomuc, or relax at the Snack Bar, the Arts & Leisure Editors have compi...

Arts in Quarantine Showcase

Arts in Quarantine Showcase

Yihan Ding ’22 & Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts Editors

May 11, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our everyday life is changing to match the demands of social distancing. Quarantine life is inspiring artists to leave permanent marks that will remind us of these difficult times. This week’s Arts & Leisure section is dedicated to student artists’ efforts to main...

Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

According to Mr. Lang and Ms. von Jess, practicing meditation is a great way to manage emotions and thoughts.

Lauren McLane ’23, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

During this time, financial difficulties, uncertainties for the future, and concerns for the health of others have caused newfound and increasing anxieties in many. According to a recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit health organization, COVID-19 has negatively affected the mental health of 56% of adults living in the United States. Within our own comm...

Masks, Myths, and Medicine – A Conversation with Dr. Bob Morris ’74

Siri Nellutla ’23, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

To guide the community through an overwhelming rush of information regarding the coronavirus, some of which can be misleading, Dr. Bob Morris ’74, epidemiologist, biostatistician, teacher, and award-winning author, hosted Masks, Myths, and Medicine, a virtual conversation, on Tuesday, May 5. ...

TLC and Library Develop Online Services

TLC and Library Develop Online Services

Amelie Zhang ’23, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

For many students, structured study hall from 8 to 10 p.m. on weeknights in the Class of 1964 Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) allows them to remain focused and efficient with their work; however, as a result of distance learning, the TLC and the Edsel Ford Memorial Library have transitioned to of...

Community Voices: A Day in the Life of Charlotte Mooney ’23 and Olivia Mooney ’21

Community Voices: A Day in the Life of Charlotte Mooney ’23 and Olivia Mooney ’21

Charlotte Mooney ’23 & Olivia Mooney ’21, Contributing Writers

May 4, 2020

Community Voices is a section started and run by the Features section that gives community members the opportunity to submit personal vlogs, blogs, journal entries, poems, etc., relating to their lives off of the main campus. Charlotte Mooney ’23 and Olivia Mooney ’21 share a vlog this week about the...

Community Voices: Settings > Messages > Delete

Community Voices: Settings > Messages > Delete

Alex Cheng ’23

May 4, 2020

Community Voices is a section started and run by the Features section that gives community members the opportunity to submit personal vlogs, blogs, journal entries, poems, etc., relating to their lives off of the main campus. Alex Cheng ’23 continues his poetry series with this week’s entry. ...

Five Easy Recipes to Try During Quarantine

This easy recipe takes the cookie sandwich you know and love, the Oreo, and transforms it into a delicious treat.

Sydney Jean ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

In quarantine, we spend most of our time working, exercising, catching up on our favorite Netflix series, and, of course, EATING. Are you experiencing monotony in the kitchen? These five simple recipes are the best way to change what you snack on. Oreo Truffles This easy recipe takes the cookie sandwich you kno...

Oil Industry Crashes

A steep decline in demand for oil due to reduced travel has forced drilling to stop.

Vivian Shi ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all economic industries, few have been hit as hard as the oil industry. A steep decline in demand due to reduced travel has forced oil-drilling to stop, and the stock prices of oil companies have dropped drastically.Under social distancing, the demand for tran...

Community Voices: Moonwalk

Mr. Moon has walked half a million steps since mid-March.

Keith Moon, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

Community Voices is a section started and run by the Features section that gives community members the opportunity to submit personal vlogs, blogs, journal entries, poems, etc., relating to their lives off of the main campus. This week, Keith Moon, instructor in English, history, and Russian, shares his...

Pandemic Causes Spike in Domestic Violence

Isolation regulations have caused domestic violence cases to spike.

Maisy Seckler ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

“We’re all in the same boat,” many people have said since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, while some people are practicing social distancing with supportive family members, others are in danger because quarantine rules have trapped them in unsafe environments with harmful partners or family...