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Ossoff and Warnock won the Georgia runoff elections, giving the Democrats control of the Senate.

Democrats Gain Control of Senate

Benjamin Who ’24 January 21, 2021

Democrat Jon Ossoff emerged victorious in Georgia’s Senate runoffs on the morning of Wednesday, January 6, settling the final race of the 2020 election cycle. In a speech posted to his Twitter account,...

Rioters invaded the Capitol building and occupied it for four hours on January 6.

School Reflects on Capitol Siege

Lauren McLane ’23, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

On January 6, former President Donald Trump gave a speech entitled “Save America” at a rally in Washington D.C., which drew tens of thousands of people. Following the speech, several thousand protesters...

MLK Jr. Day activities in previous years included speakers in Elfers Hall. This year's programming was held virtually.

Students Celebrate the Legacy of MLK Jr.

Nithya Chundi ’23 January 21, 2021

“What are things white people should never say or do?” This was one of many questions submitted for the Community Conversation the Black and Hispanic Student Association (BaHSA) hosted as part of the...

Upper Mids Attend College Forum Virtually

Darina Huang ’23 January 21, 2021

To kick off the college application process, the annual Upper Mid College Forum will be held virtually on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23. Hosted by the College Counseling Office, the forum...

BaHSA Panel Confronts Affirmative Action Myths

Vivian Shi ’23, Contributing Writer December 17, 2020

With almost one million views, Vox’s video titled “What We Get Wrong about Affirmative Action” opened up the Black and Hispanic Student Association (BaHSA) meeting on Tuesday, December 8. BaHSA hosted...

Community Conversation Covers LGBTQ+ Identity

Community Conversation Covers LGBTQ+ Identity

Lauren McLane ’23, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

“How can I tell if someone I know is part of the LGBTQ+ community?” was one of the questions submitted by an anonymous community member for the second Community Conversation of the school year. The...

St. Luke’s Society organizes a toy drive for the local community every year. This year’s drive was held virtually.

St. Luke’s Gives to Local Community

Amelie Zhang ’23, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Wood-burning and crystal-growing kits, bath bombs, and play sand dinosaurs were just a few of the items on registries for St. Luke’s annual toy drive.  Every year, St. Luke’s Society organizes...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Emergency Use Authorization on December 10.

COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive

Parth Jain ’24, Contributing Writer December 16, 2020

In recent weeks, the rollout of several COVID-19 vaccines has been a beacon of hope for many as the number of global cases continues to rise.  On November 9, American pharmaceutical company Pfizer...

Blaise Fleury ’21 & Peter Kallos ’22 filmed a video outlining rules for student visitation.

School’s Updated COVID-19 Plans Succeed

James Yae ’23 December 2, 2020

Stringent adherence to public health guidelines allowed the school to successfully complete a fall term with the majority of students and faculty on campus, despite a global pandemic that has infected...

Biden ran a campaign that centered on a promise to “reclaim the soul of the nation.”

Biden Wins with Largest Voter Turnout in U.S. History

Benjamin Who ’24 November 19, 2020

As students walked from class to class on the week of November 1st, many checked the Associated Press’ updates on the election repeatedly. On November 7, CNN called the race, with former Vice President...

The next Congress will be more diverse than ever before.

Americans Elect Diverse Representatives

Vivian Shi ’23, Contributing Writer November 19, 2020

In 2016, many people were preparing to celebrate the United States’ first female president, Hillary Clinton. Similarly, pollsters predicted Democrats to win a majority in the Senate this year. At the...

Niche ranked Hotchkiss as the third-best boarding high school in the U.S.

Hotchkiss Climbs 2021 Niche Rankings

Benjamin Who ’24 November 19, 2020

“What are your favorite school events or traditions?” 20% of respondents answered Headmaster’s Holiday.  Niche, an American company that ranks and reviews schools, has just ranked Hotchkiss the...

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