The Hotchkiss Record

A Culture of Democracy: What it Means to be President

May 2, 2019

Filed under Editorial

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

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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

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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

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

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

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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

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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

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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

Filed under Editorial

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 ...

College Application Stress

November 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial

As fall comes to a end, many students find themselves closer than ever to an impending decision: college. You’ve heard it, you’ve felt it, and you’ve seen it: college, more college, and even more college. While this word in and of itself may carry a daunting aura, the reality is that the application...

Parents Turn Back the Clock

October 18, 2018

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Ever wondered what it would it feel like to go back in time? Today, parents, is your lucky day: you get to experience just that by turning back the clock for a day and joining your children in their most mundane, jovial endeavors. With bells ringing, feet shuffling, and classroom doors opening, you can...

Editorial: Announcing the Digital Record

October 3, 2018

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In 1893, The Record was established under Editor-in-Chief Edmund Merril, Jr. ’94 and printed only six times a year. One hundred-twenty-five years later, we are happy to announce the launch of our digital platform. In recent years, larger newspaper companies such as The New York Times and The Wa...

We’re Here

We’re Here

September 19, 2018

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“I would just like to ask… Are any members of the administration actually here?” This question was posed by Michael Duncan ’19 at last week’s fishbowl to address the new inter-dorm visiting policies. In fact, not only was he correct in observing that the administration was absent, but only one facult...