The Hotchkiss Record

Space to Recover

March 4, 2020

Coughing and sneezing; classes and practices with half of their students; bags under everyone’s eyes: these are all symptoms of a community stricken by the spread of the flu and other illnesses. While winter has traditionally been a difficult time for students due to Seasonal Affective Disorder an...

Three Pointer

February 27, 2020

I initially began writing for The Record in the fall of my Prep year at Hotchkiss. I had always had an interest in journalism and knew I wanted to write for a news publication in high school. I decided early on to write exclusively for the News section, only occasionally dabbling in Arts and Features....

The Record, By The Numbers

February 27, 2020

Number of issues: 15.5 (kinda); number of words published in the Record: 182,319; number of photos and cartoons: 1,190; number of images converted into CMYK: 1,150 probably; number of images I’ve forgotten to convert into CMYK: probably 20ish (oops); number of news stories: 305; number of stories published...

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

February 27, 2020

I was unlucky enough to become the President of The Record’s CXXI Editorial Board. It isn’t that I disliked my time at The Record, I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it, but rather the path I took to get where I am today was purely unlucky. The first unfortunate event to befall me happened within...

Getting Sentimental

February 27, 2020

I’m going into my Senior spring, and it looks like it’s time for me to figure out how to wax sentimental. I’ve never been particularly good at that, but here we go. It was around this time 3 years ago that I first started writing for The Record. Some people say they feel like these types of things...

Welcoming The CXXII Board

Welcoming The CXXII Board

February 5, 2020

We are pleased to announce the newest editorial board of The Hotchkiss Record. We are entering the 127th year that The Record has served the Hotchkiss community, and the incoming board will be the 122nd editorial board to have served on The Record. As we move to create a truly hybrid publication publishing...

Conversations Might End, but a Commitment Doesn’t

January 23, 2020

Earlier this week, students and faculty gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a program which is part of the school’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion and help students feel safe, seen, and supported. After a musical performance and a presentation from the guest speaker on Sunday...

A Time for Thanks

November 22, 2019

This upcoming break, many of the American readers of this paper will make their way back to their families in order to celebrate Thanksgiving. Hopefully, though, most of you think you have some kind of family right here at Hotchkiss. In the spirit of the holidays, we at The Record want to express our...

The Importance of Bleeding Blue

November 10, 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...