The Hotchkiss Record

U.S. Missed Opportunities to “Flatten the Curve”

U.S. Missed Opportunities to “Flatten the Curve”

James Yae ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

On February 15, there were 15 COVID-19 cases in the United States. On March 10, there were 994. On April 27, the number of confirmed cases exceeded one million. Without doubt, the U.S. has failed to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases and deaths because it neglected to implement aggressive testing...

U.S. Government Ending Lockdown: Is This the Right Decision?

Recent protests have challenged state lockdowns.

Armaan Haji ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

Some people believe that COVID-19 is coming to an end in the U.S. and that the economy should start to reopen. In fact, states such as Georgia, Florida, and Texas have already started by opening restaurants, parks, and other small businesses. This begs the question: Is ending lockdown the right choic...

Community Efforts in Fighting the Coronavirus

Community members have helped sew handmade masks and other PPE.

Darina Huang ’23

April 27, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases tops three million internationally, community members have been working hard to contribute to the fight against the pandemic. Along with other high school students across the country, Gunnar Overstrom ’21 started Masks for More, an initiative to provide personal protec...

Community Voices: Solitary Refinement

Community Voices: Solitary Refinement

Alex Cheng ’23

April 27, 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.  Week 2: Jailed Solitary Refinement Relish the nexus: our eyes reflect the same...

St. Luke’s Provides Virtual Service Opportunities

St. Luke’s Society is the oldest club dedicated to community service on campus, offering several different local and all-school community service events and fundraisers every year.

Lauren McLane '23, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Luke’s Society has adapted and added new virtual service opportunities. While regularly scheduled events and fundraisers such as the Color Run and the Red Cross Blood Drive have been cancelled, the club is trying to replicate the spirit of some of these events virtual...

Bow Tie Bowl Adapts Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Amelie Zhang '23, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

“Dillon v. Gloss upheld the constitutionality of what Constitutional amendment that enabled Prohibition?” Answer: Amendment 18. This year’s Bow Tie Bowl features questions like this and more.Open to all students and faculty, the Bow Tie Bowl is a single-elimination trivia tournament. Due to the...

Professional Sports During the Coronavirus

Sports programs across the country have been forced to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thomas Bailey ’22

April 27, 2020

After health concerns continued to grow in early March, the effects of COVID-19 started to take a visible toll on American life. In addition to restaurants and businesses, sports programs across the country have also been forced to adjust to the situation. In early March, the National Basketball Associa...

Community Voices: Alone in Community

Ben Weiss ’21

April 27, 2020

"Alone in Community" is an essay written by Ben Weiss ’21 as part of his independent study, Seeking the Better Path for the Hotchkiss Community. An abstract of the essay is included below. Readers can also access the full essay by clicking on the link below.  Abstract of "Alone in Communit...

Community Voices: Secluded Schooling

Alex Cheng ’23

April 20, 2020

Features is starting a section of personal submissions, giving contributors the freedom to submit any personal vlogs, blogs, journal entries, poems, etc., relating to their lives off of the main campus.  Socially Disconnected: Week 1   Secluded Schooling Secluded in this, ...

How Have Art Classes Adapted to COVID-19?

Emily Hellqvist ’23, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2020

How are students rehearsing for orchestra over Zoom? How will theatre classes perform? Teachers from the visual and performing arts department have been working to make sure art remains a significant part of the curriculum despite the COVID-19 pandemic.Music classes have been moved online in thre...

The Silver Lining of the COVID-19 Cloud

Ben Dao ’22, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2020

First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst things that has happened in years. Thousands have died, many industries have closed, companies have filed for bankruptcy, and like our dear Hotchkiss, almost all schools are closed. Ahead are still times o...

COVID-19 and the US Stock Market: How Investors Can Capitalize

COVID-19 and the US Stock Market: How Investors Can Capitalize

Armaan Haji ’23, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2020

“Coronavirus: …  Dow, S&P 500 in Worst Day since 1987,” “Worst First: Dow Jones Industrial Average On Pace For Deepest Q1 Loss in History as End of Quarter Looms,” and “Dow and US stocks plunge again: March 16, 2020,” are just a few of the headlines that have surfaced since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United S...