The Hotchkiss Record

The Importance of Bleeding Blue

November 9, 2019

At the beginning of each November, school spirit reaches its peak as Hotchkiss celebrates its long-standing rivalry with Taft. Main hallway becomes nearly unrecognizable, as students eagerly cover the walls with psych cards, posters, and streamers. Blue and White organizes various activities, such as...

Just Because It’s Within Your Rights, Doesn’t Make It Right

October 24, 2019

The majority of students at this institution are citizens of the United States, who are granted by law rights and liberties that are often portrayed as the gold standard of human rights for the world. Not only citizens are granted these rights, however, as any privately funded corporation too can claim...

Arrested Development

October 10, 2019

As the end of the marking period quickly approaches, many students are feeling the overwhelming pressure to earn perfect grades and ensure the appearance of “A”s on their report cards. In an environment as competitive as Hotchkiss, its natural for students to feel a strong motivation to succeed....

Everyone Starts Somewhere

September 22, 2019

This editorial is dedicated to all the new students who are still getting used to Hotchkiss. Many of you have earned the privilege coming here because of your commitment to academic excellence and record of scholastic achievement. With luck, and a little elbow grease, you might be expecting to continue...

A Culture of Democracy: What it Means to be President

May 2, 2019

The student body presidential elections are supposed to stand as the landmark event in our school’s democracy. It’s our greatest institutionalized opportunity as students to affect the direction of our school. But in days and months past, students have been taking actions themselves to affect change...

Your Home Is What You Make It

April 11, 2019

The wait is finally over. Over the past few weeks, Seniors have received their college admission decisions, but not all the tears have been tears of joy. Inevitably, some students were disappointed by the results of this long and draining process. Whether it be from a crush or college, rejection is always di...

A Call for Civility

March 7, 2019

The gratitude board demonstrates something we love about Hotchkiss: a community that openly expresses mutual love and respect for one another. It warms our hearts to walk by the board and see the names of so many students and faculty  recognized for their positive contributions to all of our lives. Un...

A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell

February 14, 2019

One final editorial for one ever-lasting team. Get ready to bid farewell to The Record CXX board: 19 frenzied print editors and two faculty advisors convening every Thursday and every other Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday to bring stories to life. On one hand, hours of relentless editing, vivid arguments, last-m...

Announcing the CXXI Record Board

January 31, 2019

We want to thank all students and faculty who have contributed and continue to contribute to each print issue as well as to the digital side of The Record. We also would love to thank all those who submitted applications and presented themselves during interviews during the application process...

Introducing “Ask a Bearcat”

January 16, 2019

With a new year and plenty of new resolutions, it can be hard to stick to your goals for 2019. We have solicited advice from an alum from the class of 2007 to help answer all of your most interesting, mind-boggling questions, from “How to survive seasonal depression at Hotchkiss” to “What are the...

Stay Strong

December 5, 2018

Exams are around the corner and grades will soon make their way into your inboxes, but Winter Break is only a couple days away, so stay focused and finish strong.As the sun sets earlier and the temperature drops, it’s easy to get a little too comfortable beneath the sheets of your bed and feel...

It’s A Good Day to Be a Bearcat

November 14, 2018

It is completely understandable to feel frustrated in the wake of Taft Week controversies. Main building and its hallways seem less decorated with blue, white, and witty jokes compared to last year, an approved Taft day shirt was rejected at the last minute, and administrators seem unresponsive to student ...