The Hotchkiss Record

Behind the Curtain of the Theatre Program

Behind the Curtain of the Theatre Program

Kiki Henry ’22

March 7, 2019


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Every student who passes through the theatre department will make an impact in some way. Theatre is an art form that encourages interpretation, meaning there is no one “right” way to perform. Maria Bissell Hotchkiss, founder of our school, had a strong passion for the arts, especially theatre. Si...

Mr. Faus Reflects on Visual Arts

Sydney Goldstein ’22

March 7, 2019


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Staff Writer Sydney Goldstein sat down with Mr. Brad Faus, program director and instructor in art, to discuss his experiences with the visual art program and his vision for its future. What prompted your interest in the school’s visual arts program? Thirty-two years ago, Mrs. Faus and I were lookin...

Backstage with Mr. Olson

Katie Farrington ’22

March 7, 2019


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Contributing writer Katie Farrington discusses defining aspects of the theatre program with Mr. Marcus Olson, instructor in theatre. What do you hope students take away from the theatre program? I hope that they come away with a sense of play and work, but also try to see the world from a differen...

Studio Arts: Then and Now

Sydney Goldstein ’22

March 7, 2019


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Do you ever wonder what it was like to be a studio arts student at the school before there was a Humanities program or the current art wing? In the school’s first 38 years, studio art (ceramics, drawing, painting, etc.) was not offered. However, in the years since, numerous courses and disciplines ...

Scoping Out the Science Department

Scoping Out the Science Department

Sydney Goldstein ’22

January 31, 2019


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Intro: Staff Writer Sydney Goldstein ’22 sat down with Mr. Paul Oberto, director of the Class of 2017 EFX Lab and instructor in chemistry, and Mr. Tovi Spero, instructor in physics, to get a glimpse of what is happening in the science department and ways to get involved in the EFX Lab. Mr. Oberto...

Prep Science: Core No More

Meghana Annamaneni ’21

January 31, 2019


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Prior to their arrival on campus, incoming students anticipate their new courses, teachers, and classmates. Science is among the subjects that all students are required to take. However, not all science students will share the same experience as, in the past decade, the Science Department has adjuste...

One Step At A Time: A Look Inside the Curriculum Review

One Step At A Time: A Look Inside the Curriculum Review

Meghana Annamaneni ’21

January 16, 2019


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In an interview with Meghana Annamaneni ’21, Mr. Jared Hall, dean of academic life and instructor in history, describes the initiatives the Curriculum Review Committee is considering and how student voices are being incorporated into the curriculum reform.What changes has the Curriculum Review Co...

What Changes Do YOU Want to See?

What Changes Do YOU Want to See?

Lucy Haswell ’20 and Kavi Sarna ’21

January 16, 2019


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Staff Writer Lucy Haswell ’20 and Contributing Writer Kavi Sarna ’21 asked students of different grades and genders to provide input on areas of the current curriculum that could be modified in the Curriculum Review process to better accommodate students. These students comment on topics such as...

After The Record: Leaving a Legacy

After The Record: Leaving a Legacy

Felix Bao '21 and Billy Meneses '22

December 5, 2018


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10 Years of Lessons and Carols

10 Years of Lessons and Carols

December 5, 2018


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This year, the Photo Editors took the opportunity to commemorate the past decade of Lessons and Carols.Below are a few photographs of this candle-lit tradition that havs been featured in The Record during past holiday seasons.

Times of Change for The Record

December 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives

How has The Record, the school’s award-winning newspaper, changed over the years? Serving as the school’s newspaper since 1893, it was established under editor-in-chief Edmund Merrill, Jr. ’94. Currently, The Record is in its 125th year of publishing and continues to attract contributions from ...

Excursion Leaders’ Experiences

Excursion Leaders’ Experiences

Meera Kasturi '22, Lucy Haswell '20, and Zoe Bank '19

November 14, 2018


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Contributing writer Meera Kasturi ’22, Staff Writer Lucy Haswell ’20 , and Editor-In-Chief Zoe Bank ’19 conducted interviews with faculty members who traveled with students on their Hotchkiss trips to gain a better understanding of their experiences.Dr. Jason Larson Faculty Leader of the...