The Hotchkiss Record

COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Emergency Use Authorization on December 10.
December 16, 2020

In recent weeks, the rollout of several COVID-19 vaccines has been a beacon of hope for many as the number of global cases continues to rise.  On November 9, American pharmaceutical company Pfizer...

School’s Updated COVID-19 Plans Succeed

Blaise Fleury ’21 & Peter Kallos ’22 filmed a video outlining rules for student visitation.
December 2, 2020

Stringent adherence to public health guidelines allowed the school to successfully complete a fall term with the majority of students and faculty on campus, despite a global pandemic that has infected...

Survey: Impact of Students Leaving Campus

November 5, 2020

Over the past two weeks, a number of students have opted to change their residential status from boarding to remote. This week, News explores the impact of their departures on the student body. The editors...

Musicians Begin on a High Note

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,...

Quarantine Lifted After Negative Tests

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...

Dining Services Tackle Pandemic Production

Dining Services Tackle Pandemic Production
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...

Why Wearing Masks Isn’t Political

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...

COVID-19 Changes Sports Practices

COVID-19 Changes Sports Practices
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...

Adapting to Community Life During the Pandemic

In-person classes began on Monday.
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,...

Students and Faculty Adjust to Academic Life During COVID-19

In-person classes began this Monday.
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...

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.
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...

Campus Services Adapt to COVID-19

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

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