The Hotchkiss Record

Community Life Adapts to COVID-19

In-person classes began on Monday.

Sydney Goldstein ’22 and Darina Huang ’23

September 24, 2020

Many COVID-specific changes were implemented to ensure the safety of the school community and the local community. Students and faculty will remain on campus to reduce transmission from outside sources, and any student or faculty that contracts the virus will isolate on campus to prevent spread to the...

Students and Faculty Adjust to Academic Life During COVID-19

In-person classes began this Monday.

Sahil Annamaneni ’24 and Sydney Goldstein ’22

September 24, 2020

Contributing writer Sahil Annamaneni ’24 interviewed Ms. Sarah Forbes, instructor in Spanish, Oliver Hurwitz ’21, Mr. Adam Lang, instructor in economics, Isamar Martinez ’24, and Phil Warren ’24 about adjusting to academic life this year. The new daily schedule was designed to effectively ...

Campus Services Adapt to COVID-19

Campus services have adapted to COVID-19 in a variety of ways.

Libby Cobera ’24

September 23, 2020

How are campus services overcoming COVID-related obstacles? To investigate, contributing writer Libby Cobera ’24 conducted various interviews with essential contributors to COVID-19 related needs.  Campus Safety and Security “Before COVID, I wasn’t so concerned about medical safety protoc...

2020-21 Year Brings Changes to the Almanac

Several changes were made to the 2020-21 Almanac.

Sydney Goldstein ’22, Features Editor

September 10, 2020

Administrators worked together throughout the summer reviewing, amending, and editing the Almanac for the most up-to-date 2020-2021 version. A list of all changes made is included at the end of this article. Academic life The Almanac now specifies that honors and AP classes may assign up to one hour...

Parting All-School Presidents Offer Advice

James Yae ’23, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Maggie Ottenbreit ’20, a four-year Senior from New York City and Luke Kalaydjian ’20, a two-year Senior from Montreal, have been leading our Hotchkiss student body as All-School Presidents for the year 2019-20. Maggie and Luke have put in their strongest efforts to help and sustain the community ...

School Honors Class of 2020 Cum Laude Inductees

School Honors Class of 2020 Cum Laude Inductees

Sydney Goldstein ’22 and Eric Jin ’22, Features Editors

May 28, 2020

According to the Cum Laude Society Handbook, “The major purpose of the Cum Laude Society is to recognize scholastic achievement in our schools while simultaneously striving to encourage qualities of excellence, justice, and honor.” Hotchkiss elects up to 5% of a class at the end of the Upper Mid yea...

Q&A with New Class Presidents

Sydney Goldstein ’22 and Eric Jin ’22, Features Editors

May 28, 2020

This spring’s class elections took place over the past few weeks as candidates gave their speeches via Zoom during Class Meetings and students voted through Google Forms. The interviews have been lightly edited for clarity.   Rising Lower Mids: Jaidyn Hurst ’23 and Jason Shan ’23 ...

Advice From Seniors

Advice From Seniors

Sydney Goldstein ’22 & Eric Jin ’22, Features Editors

May 28, 2020

Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

According to Mr. Lang and Ms. von Jess, practicing meditation is a great way to manage emotions and thoughts.

Lauren McLane ’23, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

During this time, financial difficulties, uncertainties for the future, and concerns for the health of others have caused newfound and increasing anxieties in many. According to a recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit health organization, COVID-19 has negatively affected the mental health of 56% of adults living in the United States.  Within our own comm...

TLC and Library Develop Online Services

TLC and Library Develop Online Services

Amelie Zhang ’23, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

For many students, structured study hall from 8 to 10 p.m. on weeknights in the Class of 1964 Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) allows them to remain focused and efficient with their work; however, as a result of distance learning, the TLC and the Edsel Ford Memorial Library have transitioned to of...

Community Voices: A Day in the Life of Charlotte Mooney ’23 and Olivia Mooney ’21

Community Voices: A Day in the Life of Charlotte Mooney ’23 and Olivia Mooney ’21

Charlotte Mooney ’23 & Olivia Mooney ’21, Contributing Writers

May 4, 2020

Community Voices is a section started and run by the Features section that gives community members the opportunity to submit personal vlogs, blogs, journal entries, poems, etc., relating to their lives off of the main campus. Charlotte Mooney ’23 and Olivia Mooney ’21 share a vlog this week about the...

Community Voices: Settings > Messages > Delete

Community Voices: Settings > Messages > Delete

Alex Cheng ’23

May 4, 2020

Community Voices is a section started and run by the Features section that gives community members the opportunity to submit personal vlogs, blogs, journal entries, poems, etc., relating to their lives off of the main campus. Alex Cheng ’23 continues his poetry series with this week’s entry. ...