The Hotchkiss Record

Learn to Help the Earth with Virtual Eco Week

Community members picked up trash as part of the 2019 Eco Day.

Siri Nellutla ’23, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

“What was the Earth’s warmest year on record?” Answer: 2016. In order to promote awareness for the protection of our ecosystem, the Student Environmental Association (SEA) is hosting an Eco Week from today to Friday, April 24. In past years, the community has conducted Eco Day, a day dedicate...

Staying Active at Home with Coach Quinn

Staying Active at Home with Coach Quinn

Anne Sappenfield ’21, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2020

Although binging food and staying in bed all day may be an easy pattern to fall into during quarantine, it is important not to let your physical health deteriorate. Many students have grown accustomed to staying fit from playing team sports, so planning at-home, individual fitness routines may be a chall...

Vlog: A Day in the Life of Brian Haywood ’21

Brian Haywood ’21 & Doug Wang ’23

April 13, 2020

Brian Haywood ’21 teamed up with Doug Wang ’23, photo editor, to produce a vlog about the day in the life of a quarantined student.A Day with Brian Haywood from Dao Wang on Vimeo....

Behind the Scenes of the Front Gates

Behind the Scenes of the Front Gates

Anika Balwada ’23, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

As we begin our third week of online learning, The Record is honored to interview Mr. Craig Bradley, head of school, for insight on the administration’s decisions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Who makes the decisi...

Impacts of Epidemics and Wars on Hotchkiss

A ward bed in the Huntress Infirmary, in 1908, taken by Raymond Bowen, Class of 1908.Credit: Raymond Bowen '08 Scrapbook, Hotchkiss Archives & Special Collections

Vivian Shi ’23 and Amelie Zhang ’23

April 13, 2020

Zoom classes did not seem like the future of the fourth marking period when students packed their belongings in early March. However, it is not the first time the school has had to change its style of learning. The school has successfully adapted during epidemics in the past that similarly alter...

Sharon Field Hospital Provides Extra COVID-19 Relief

Members of the Connecticut militia set up a temporary field hospital in the Sharon Hospital parking lot for recovering COVID-19 patients this past Friday.

Kiki Henry '22 and Isabel Su '22, News Editors

April 13, 2020

With COVID-19 still spreading rapidly worldwide, hospitals have been looking for innovative ways to find room for infected patients to recover. On April 10, members of the Connecticut militia came to Sharon Hospital, owned by Health Quest/Nuvance Health, in Sharon, Connecticut to set up a tempor...

Community Continues Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Luminaries lit up Main Circle last Saturday evening.

Lauren McLane ’23, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has physically separated the community, the school has continued to find ways to come together virtually.As of April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded coronavirus cases in the U.S. reached a high of 554,849 people infected and 21,942 fatal...

Coronavirus Affects Spring Break Plans

Vivian Shi ’23 & Lauren McLane ’23

February 26, 2020

While doctors and nurses are working hard, the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly, emerging in Italy last Sunday. The Chinese government has also continued to report thousands of cases every day. Here at school, the virus affects students from East Asia who planned to go home during March break. The...

Opinion: The Coronavirus is No Laughing Matter

Michael Zhang ’21, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2020

While many celebrated the New Year around the world, medical staff in Wuhan, China alerted colleagues of an unknown coronavirus. Three weeks later, the Chinese government quarantined the entire city of Wuhan's population. Since then, many other major cities in China have been restricted to varying degrees,...

New Virus Spreads Internationally from China

Isabel Su ’22 & Lauren McLane ’23

February 5, 2020

The world has been on high alert due to the emergence of a new coronavirus. The virus, named 2019-nCOV, has infected over 25,000 people and killed over 500 as of February 5, 2020. Coronaviruses are transmitted by person-to-person contact and cause upper respiratory illness in humans. Some are as mild...