The Hotchkiss Record

Musicians Begin on a High Note

Parth Jain ’24, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

Although restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic have posed an unprecedented challenge for the school’s music education, music teachers and students are prepared to keep music alive. Over the summer, Mr. Fabio Witkowski, head of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, collaborated with the sc...

Quarantine Lifted After Negative Tests

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

October 21, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, Mr. Richard Davis, COVID coordinator, notified the community via email that three students had tested positive for the coronavirus, and that the campus would be immediately entering into quarantine.  The school discovered the positive tests while performing routine surveill...

Dining Services Tackle Pandemic Production

Dining Services Tackle Pandemic Production

Shannon Meng ’22, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2020

How have the dining services made adjustments to COVID-19? Lettuce see!  Since the start of the academic year, dining services worked to incorporate additional safety regulations into all aspects of their system, from the production of daily meals to delivery methods. Mr. Joshua Hahn, assistant head of...

Why Wearing Masks Isn’t Political

Charlotte Urquhart ’21, Opinions Editor

October 8, 2020

Recently, Trump hosted the Republican National Convention at the White House, and the only thing more astonishing than the fact that his speech was incredibly mundane and boring, was the fact that he openly opposed his own administration’s CDC guidelines. The CDC guidelines, as stated on their website, are...

COVID-19 Changes Sports Practices

COVID-19 Changes Sports Practices

James Yae ’23

October 8, 2020

As the school has resumed during the coronavirus pandemic, face masks and social distancing protocols have become the new “normal,” and athletes returning to the fields, courts, and swimming pools are needing to adapt to the new circumstances. Many rules in place from previous years, as well as the...

Adapting to Community Life During the Pandemic

In-person classes began on Monday.

Sydney Goldstein ’22 and Darina Huang ’23

September 24, 2020

Many COVID-specific changes were implemented to ensure the safety of the school community and the local community. Students and faculty will remain on campus to reduce transmission from outside sources, and any student or faculty that contracts the virus will isolate on campus to prevent spread to the...

Students and Faculty Adjust to Academic Life During COVID-19

In-person classes began this Monday.

Sahil Annamaneni ’24 and Sydney Goldstein ’22

September 24, 2020

Contributing writer Sahil Annamaneni ’24 interviewed Ms. Sarah Forbes, instructor in Spanish, Oliver Hurwitz ’21, Mr. Adam Lang, instructor in economics, Isamar Martinez ’24, and Phil Warren ’24 about adjusting to academic life this year. The new daily schedule was designed to effectively ...

Hurricanes and COVID: New Faculty Journey to Lakeville

Ms. Sidran taught middle schoolers at the Carol Morgan school, an international American school in Santo Domingo before coming to Hotchkiss.

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

September 24, 2020

Fourteen new faculty join the community this year from places all around the world, including the Dominican Republic, Spain, France, and Massachusetts. Although many faculty members accepted their jobs in February, before the global spread of COVID-19, others faced the difficult decision of moving to...

Campus Services Adapt to COVID-19

Campus services have adapted to COVID-19 in a variety of ways.

Libby Cobera ’24

September 23, 2020

How are campus services overcoming COVID-related obstacles? To investigate, contributing writer Libby Cobera ’24 conducted various interviews with essential contributors to COVID-19 related needs.  Campus Safety and Security “Before COVID, I wasn’t so concerned about medical safety protoc...

Stay Safe, Stay Connected

The CXXII Executive Board

September 10, 2020

Hearing campus filled with the laughter and chatter of students has been a welcoming sound after spending the spring apart. We hope that everyone has enjoyed the excitement of the new school year, despite the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are lucky to create a “Hotchkiss bubble”—the location o...

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...