The Hotchkiss Record

Initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month

Initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month

Isabel Su ’22

May 15, 2019


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A relaxation room with bean bag chairs, origami, and scent diffusers is one of several new mental health initiatives being introduced this May. Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed every May in the United States. The Council on Diversity and Inclusion, along with Bring Change to...

Induction Dinner Celebrates Seniors

Induction Dinner Celebrates Seniors

Ha Trang Tran ’22

May 15, 2019


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As the time approaches for Seniors to leave the community and embark on new journeys, the Senior Induction dinner marked the beginning of a series of events honoring Seniors. The dinner, held on May 10, welcomed Seniors into the Alumni Association. The event began at 6:15 p.m. with a ceremony in...

AP Exams: Graphs and Stats

AP Exams: Graphs and Stats

May 15, 2019


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Board of Trustees Comes to Campus

Billy Meneses ’22

May 15, 2019


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As students attended classes last Friday, the members of the Board of Trustees were busy discussing ways to improve the school. The weekend of May 3 began with reports from Mrs. Jeannie Rose ’80, P’18, president of the Board, and Mr. Craig Bradley, head of school. The trustees broke up into committees...

Celebrating Retiring Faculty

Claire Wang ’21

May 15, 2019


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Last week, the tables in the Dining Hall were graced with flower arrangements from a dinner in honor of two retiring faculty: Mrs. Patricia Kelly P’07, ’10, ’13, head athletic trainer, and Mr. Charles Noyes ’78 P’03,’07, instructor in art. Although he did not attend the dinner, Mr. Charlie...

Alum Leads Workshop on LGBTQ Issues

Billy Meneses ’22

May 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, News

Community members gathered in the Watson common room last Thursday for the latest installment in the Watson Workshop series. The workshops are designed to educate people who want to know more about LGBTQ issues. Although Watson is not an LGBTQ-exclusive space, its role as a home for students of all...

Bow Tie Bowl Challenges Competitors

Bow Tie Bowl Challenges Competitors

May 1, 2019


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Kurt Vonnegut, Las Meninas, the Beatles, and surface tension are all topics that teams competing in 2019’s Bow Tie Bowl may face. The Bow Tie Bowl is an annual trivia tournament created 20 years ago by Mr. Lou Pressman, retired instructor in philosophy & religion. The event raises money for a different...

Blood Drive Shows Bearcat Spirit

Blood Drive Shows Bearcat Spirit

Isabel Su ’22

May 1, 2019


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Amidst a blood shortage in Connecticut, community members were so eager to donate that a waitlist had to be created. St. Luke’s Society hosted their annual Red Cross Blood Drive in Fowle Gym on Monday, April 15th from 1:45 to 7:00 p.m. Across the United States, someone needs a blood donation every...

Debaters Compete at Worlds

Claire Wang ’21

May 1, 2019


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This year’s World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship (WIDPSC) was the final chance for Annabelle Duval ’19, co-captain of the Speech and Debate team, to represent Hotchkiss at an international competition. From April 11 to 17, Duval and Alexander McLane ’20 competed at the 31st...

Asian-American Footsteps Conference Comes to Campus

Asian-American Footsteps Conference Comes to Campus

Eric Jin ’22

May 1, 2019


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Over 500 students from 37 independent schools roamed the halls of Main Building, many having traveled up to four hours to attend the 9th annual Asian American Footsteps Conference (AAFC). This year, the school hosted the AAFC on April 14th, with the theme “Our Stories, Our Impact, Our Future.” The...

Community Conversations on Diversity

Meghana Annamaneni ’21 & Reece Yang ’21

May 1, 2019


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For Dr. Rachel Myers, director of diversity and inclusion, an unexpected friendship sparked the idea for an initiative to bring the school closer together. While sweating through HIIT workouts and collaborating at work, Dr. Myers and Ms. Nancy Vaughan, wellness administrator, have formed a friendship...

Bearcats Celebrate Eco Day

Bearcats Celebrate Eco Day

Ha Trang Tran ’22

May 1, 2019


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As the reality of climate change becomes ever more pressing, students and faculty gathered to engage in activities contributing to the local environment. On April 25, Students for Environmental Action (SEA) collaborated with St. Luke’s to organize the annual Eco Day. The day began with an address...