The Hotchkiss Record

What is Key in Preparing for SMS?

What is Key in Preparing for SMS?

Amelie Zhang '23

March 4, 2020

Step 1 Preparation for the Student Music Showcase (SMS) started in early November. Heads Kostia Howard ’20, Julia Lloyd ’20, Elizabeth Molitor ’20, Elijah Stone ’20, Desmond Teague ’20, and Kelly Zuo ’20, convened and drafted a tentative setlist. Howard said, “The songs are always up to the...

Student Musicians Shine in Walker

Student Musicians Shine in Walker

Isabella Wei ’23

March 4, 2020

Rounds of applause filled Walker Auditorium as student musicians took their final bows. The annual Student Music Showcase (SMS) offered an evening of music last night. This year, SMS featured a wide range of genres, including pop, hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. Students performed ten songs, such as the R&...

The Who, What, and How of the DC

The Who, What, and How of the DC

Chase Dobson ’23 & Nicole Ocampo Montoya ’23

February 27, 2020

Whenever a rule violation is brought up in a conversation, the discussion often turns to the topic of the Disciplinary Committee (DC). However, many students have little knowledge about the way the DC works. The DC’s board is made up of faculty, who are elected by their colleagues, except for the...

What Can You Get “DC’d” for?

Sydney Goldstein ’22 & Eric Jin ’22

February 27, 2020

Mr. Steve McKibben is currently the dean of community life and an instructor in English. Outside the classroom, Mr. McKibben serves on the Disciplinary Committee as the tie-breaking vote. This year, he has been highly involved in the creation of the Honor Code and other changes to community life.What...

What is the CCC?

Carrie Cao ’23

February 27, 2020

The Community Conduct Council (CCC) is a group of people specially trained to look into allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct and to violations of the school’s Code of Ethical Conduct. Similar to the Discipline Committee (DC), the CCC recommends responses to the Head of School, Mr. Craig Bradley....

Improving The Student Experience

Improving The  Student Experience

Alex Cheng ’23, Anne Sappenfield ’21, and Amelie Zhang ’23

February 5, 2020

The school also plans to improve the hiring process to attract a larger pool of diverse applicants, as well as support additional professional development programs for faculty. There are plans to create summer fellowship opportunities designed to draw faculty from underrepresented backgrounds to the...

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Alex Cheng ’23, Anne Sappenfield ’21, and Amelie Zhang ’23

February 5, 2020

The school plans to improve the co-curricular program in three ways. First, the school seeks to increase local co-curricular offerings and create an outdoor program to help students develop an appreciation of skills in the natural world around us. Second, the school would like to continue to develop...

Bringing New Ideas to Athletics

Bringing New Ideas to  Athletics

Alex Cheng ’23, Anne Sappenfield ’21, and Amelie Zhang ’23

February 5, 2020

The Athletics Department also constantly adjusts what is offered to athletes through addressing student concerns to increase interest and participation. Teams such as Girls Thirds Basketball started with a small group of players and has grown into a vibrant and popular team, while Hotchkiss Ultimate,...

Skywalker Saga Ends on a High Note

Skywalker Saga Ends on a High Note

Sander Kuijs ’21, News Editor

February 5, 2020

One of 2019’s biggest box office hits deserves to win one of the most prestigious awards at the Academy Awards. There, I said it. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, produced by Lucasfilm and directed by J.J. Abrams, was released in December 2019 as the final film in the Skywalker saga. The film follows...

Underdog Parasite Deserves Oscar

Underdog Parasite Deserves Oscar

Luke Gardiner ’21

February 5, 2020

When the credits began to roll, my head was clicking. The clicking continued as I exited the Millerton Moviehouse. It continued as I boarded the big, yellow, campus-bound school bus, marched by the graveyard en-route to Garland, and as my head hit the pillow that night. And the clicking continues in...

Ford v Ferrari: An Underrated Contender

Ford v Ferrari: An  Underrated Contender

Arhan Chhabra ’22, Design Editor

February 5, 2020

Though 1917 seems most likely to snag Best Picture at the Oscars, this year’s unexpected nomination of Ford v Ferrari, directed by James Mangold, should merit more consideration than it has received. The movie focuses on the legendary rivalry between automobile giants Ford and Ferrari during the 24-hour-long...

1917: The Defining War Movie of the Decade

1917: The Defining War Movie of the Decade

Toby Pouler ’20

February 5, 2020

Every decade has its defining war movie: the 1960s had The Great Escape, the 1970s - Apocalypse Now, the 1990s - Saving Private Ryan, and the 2000s - The Hurt Locker. Each is remembered for bringing horrors incomprehensible to most audience members to stunning life. These films are standouts not only...