The Hotchkiss Record

Taking Out the Trash: Reducing Food Waste

Anika Balwada ’23

November 7, 2019

Anika Balwada ’23 sat down with Mr. Mike Webster, general manager of dining services, to discuss the school’s management of food waste.In what ways does the Dining Hall work to reduce food waste? “We try to reduce food waste in a [few] ways. There is the food waste that is created when the...

Striving Towards 2020 Vision

Carrie Cao ’23

November 7, 2019

Carrie Cao ’23 sat down with Mr. Hahn, assistant head of school and director of strategic initiatives, to discuss the school’s intention to be carbon-neutral by 2020.When can we expect Hotchkiss to be carbon-neutral? In 2010, the Board of Trustees endorsed a ten-year initiative to become carbon-neutral....

Moving Towards A Carbon-Neutral Campus

Moving Towards A Carbon-Neutral Campus

Amelie Zhang ’23

November 7, 2019

Since the early 2000s, the school has committed itself to sustainability by pursuing renewable energy. Mr. Josh Hahn, director of strategic initiatives and associate head of school, said, “Environmental stewardship has always been an important aspect of the school, but in recent times, we have really...

Where Can I Eat Tomorrow: Dining Hall Renovations to Come

Amelie Zhang ’23

October 9, 2019

Built in 1947, the Dining Hall has long since stood as a central part of campus. While the school has changed significantly since then and enrollment has doubled, the Dining Hall has not been updated in any major way. Renovations have been around the corner for years and plans continue to be refined. The...

Food by the Numbers

Food by the Numbers

October 9, 2019

The Features Editors surveyed the student body on their view on different aspects of food at Hotchkiss. The total number of responses was 141.

Roommate Reflections

Sydney Goldstein ’22

May 15, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Behind the Curtain of the Theatre Program

Behind the Curtain of the Theatre Program

Kiki Henry ’22

March 7, 2019

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...