The Hotchkiss Record

Straus ’21 Named All-American

Margo Donohue ’22, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

Making her mark in Hotchkiss athletics history, Simone Straus ’21 has become the first girl in the history of the school’s wrestling program to earn an All-American title. All-American status is achieved when a wrestler finishes in the top eight places of their weight class at a national tournament. ...

Honor Code Plans Announced

Siri Nellutla ’23

March 4, 2020

Mr. Steve McKibben, dean of community life, announced plans to create an Honor Code Committee during auditorium on February 21. Creating a committee is the first step to completing a draft of the code. The Honor Code Committee will consist of two students from each class, along with Mr. Marcus Chri...

Seasonal Flu Hits Campus Hard

Madeline Chang ’22

March 4, 2020

The United States has been experiencing a difficult flu season for the second year in a row, with a national death toll between 14,000 and 36,000, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). On campus, the Health Center is overwhelmed. Health officials are stressing the need to continue  to be v...

Honorable Thomas Countryman Describes the Beauty of Public Service and Diplomacy

Siri Nellutla '23

February 29, 2020

In an effort to inform Hotchkiss students about foreign service professions, every year, different individuals come to speak about the importance of diplomacy and its applications. As a part of the Ambassador Speaker Series, the honorable Thomas Countryman came to Hotchkiss on Wednesday, February 19,...

Cultural Fair Celebrates Diversity

Cultural Fair Celebrates Diversity

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

February 27, 2020

On Sunday, February 23, the Student Center overflowed with tables highlighting the cultures of students from all over the world. The annual Cultural Fair was organized by St. Luke’s Society, one of the school’s service societies, and LinkAge, a multi-cultural student club. The fair served as an...

Justin Jacobs on Compensations of Plunder

Isabel Su ’22, News Editor

February 27, 2020

Professor Justin Jacobs from American University will visit the school tomorrow, Friday, February 28 to talk to faculty and staff about his upcoming book, Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost its Treasures. The talk will take place from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Center for Global Understanding and...

Ms. Wendy Levithan Honored with Cullman Teaching Chair

Ms. Wendy Levithan Honored with Cullman Teaching Chair

Arhan Chhabra ’22, Design Editor

February 27, 2020

As Mr. Craig Bradley, head of school, would say, “Toutes nos félicitations à Madame Levithan!” Ms. Wendy Levithan P’23, instructor in French, was awarded The Edgar M. Cullman Teaching Chair on January 31 at an all-school ceremony in Elfers Hall. The award was presented by Mr. Bradley and Dr....

CT Students Sue Transgender Athletes

Emily Hellqvist ’23

February 27, 2020

Recently, competition on the track in Connecticut has turned into competition in court. On February 12, three high school students filed a federal lawsuit seeking to ban transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The plaintiffs allege...

Preston Lecture Asks: “Why Be Good?”

Preston Lecture Asks: “Why Be Good?”

Sander Kuijs ’21, News Editor

February 27, 2020

On Monday, February 17, history and social science students of various grades gathered in Walker Auditorium for the 2020 edition of the annual Preston Lecture. Presented by the Edward B. Preston Memorial History Speakers Fund, this year’s talk was given by Dr. Jay L. Garfield. Having taught internationally...

Coronavirus Affects Spring Break Plans

Vivian Shi ’23 & Lauren McLane ’23

February 26, 2020

While doctors and nurses are working hard, the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly, emerging in Italy last Sunday. The Chinese government has also continued to report thousands of cases every day. Here at school, the virus affects students from East Asia who planned to go home during March break. The...

Glasswing International Works

John Nicholson '22

February 8, 2020

Glasswing International is based in El Salvador and has programs all around Central America. According to its website, the organization was founded to “empower individuals to address the root causes of poverty and violence in their communities through health and education.” In El Salvador, it has worked t...

Kamkwamba Generates Currents of Hope

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

February 5, 2020

“Whatever you want to do, if you do it with all your heart, it will happen,” wrote William Kamkwamba in his award-winning book The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope. As this year’s Lambert Lecture speaker, Kamkwamba spoke about the struggles he faced as a child...