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Stay Safe, Stay Connected

The CXXII Executive Board

September 10, 2020

Hearing campus filled with the laughter and chatter of students has been a welcoming sound after spending the spring apart. We hope that everyone has enjoyed the excitement of the new school year, despite the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are lucky to create a “Hotchkiss bubble”—the location o...

Classes May End, But Community Continues

The CXXII Executive Board

May 28, 2020

On behalf of The Hotchkiss Record, we would first like to thank the Seniors for all of their dedication and leadership during their time at the school. While this year has ended in a way we would never have expected, community members have worked hard to end the year on a strong note.  With the pos...

A Commitment to Community

CXXII Executive Board

May 4, 2020

If there is one core value that is more deeply ingrained within our school than the rest, it is community. For many, it is an integral part of our school, and one of the reasons we chose it. With our transition to distance learning, it becomes easy to forget the value and importance of community. As...

Help Us Help You

The CXXII Executive Board

April 20, 2020

The Record is a community effort. It is not just our large editorial board that helps produce every weekly issue—there are many more people involved. To give you an idea, we reach out to nearly 50 people for every eight-page issue. I’m sure many of you have received at least one email in your time a...

The Power of Narrative

The CXXII Executive Board

April 13, 2020

“What is the purpose of your paper?” The four of us on the Executive Board sat in the lounge, meeting the gazes of each other, unsure of how to answer the Yale Daily News (YDN) staff member who asked this question. We had traveled to the YDN High School Journalism Symposium in search of techniques to...

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...