The Hotchkiss Record

Roommate Reflections

Sydney Goldstein ’22

May 15, 2019


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Ruthie Ehrhardt ’19 & Bea Kiggen ’19Sydney: What has worked well during your time as roommates? Ruthie: I live in the dorm full-time, and Bea is in the room sometimes during the day, so I get the best of both worlds: I have my alone time but also a friend/roommate. Bea: As a day student, i...

Passing the Torch: Parting Advice from the All-School Presidents

Passing the Torch: Parting Advice from the All-School Presidents

Sadie Moulton ’22

May 2, 2019


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Sadie Moulton ’22 sat down with All-School Presidents Daniel Pai ’19 and Caitlin Reilly ’19 to discuss their time in office and the advice they would give to the next All-School Presidents, who were elected on Tuesday.What changes did you make to the community during your time as All-School...

Meet the New Presidents

Meet the New Presidents

Jeffrey Zhai ’20

May 2, 2019


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Jeffrey Zhai ’20 sat down with newly elected All-School Presidents Luke Kalaydjian ’20 and Maggie Ottenbreit ’20 to discuss their hopes and plans for next year.There were a lot of pairs running this year. What do you think made you guys stand out from the other candidates? Maggie: We both...

Keeping Up With the Stu-Fac Constitution

Sydney Goldstein ’22

April 11, 2019


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Over the last seven months, Stu-Fac has made campus news multiple times, as students and faculty have worked together to reflect student input in school policies. This year, one of the more pressing concerns has been the need to update the Stu-Fac Constitution, which was made apparent earlier this year...

Breaking Down the Bureaucracy

Breaking Down the Bureaucracy

April 11, 2019


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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...