The Hotchkiss Record

A Fond Farewell to Departing Faculty and Staff

Kiki Henry ’22, Sander Kuijs ’21, & Isabel Su ’22, News Editors

May 28, 2020

The Record would like to recognize and thank the following faculty and staff, who are departing or have departed this year, for their work and contributions to the school. Faculty and staff with an asterisk (*) next to their titles are retiring this year.  Beth Adams, Circulation Desk Assist...

Dorm Heads Committee Announces 2020-2021 Proctors

Kiki Henry ’22, Sander Kuijs ’21 & Isabel Su ’22, News Editors

May 28, 2020

Each year, the Dorm Heads Committee selects proctors with input from academic advisors, dorm faculty, and current proctors. Before applicants are offered proctorship, their candidacy is reviewed by the dean of students, the dean of community life, the head of school, and class deans. Proctors are chose...

Class of 2020 College Matriculation

Class of 2020 College Matriculation

Kiki Henry ’22, Sander Kuijs ’21, and Isabel Su ’22, News Editors

May 28, 2020

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Mr. Bolmer Retires After 34 Years of Teaching

Next year will be the first year without a Bolmer among the school’s faculty in 73 years.

Emily Hellqvist ’23, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2020

With the retirement of Mr. David Bolmer ’73, recipient of the George P. Milmine ’18 Chair and instructor in mathematics, next year will be the first year without a Bolmer among the school’s faculty in 73 years. Mr. Stephen Bolmer, father of Mr. Bolmer, taught at the school from 1947 to 1991. ...

Masks, Myths, and Medicine – A Conversation with Dr. Bob Morris ’74

Siri Nellutla ’23, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

To guide the community through an overwhelming rush of information regarding the coronavirus, some of which can be misleading, Dr. Bob Morris ’74, epidemiologist, biostatistician, teacher, and award-winning author, hosted Masks, Myths, and Medicine, a virtual conversation, on Tuesday, May 5. ...

Oil Industry Crashes

A steep decline in demand for oil due to reduced travel has forced drilling to stop.

Vivian Shi ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all economic industries, few have been hit as hard as the oil industry. A steep decline in demand due to reduced travel has forced oil-drilling to stop, and the stock prices of oil companies have dropped drastically.Under social distancing, the demand for tran...

Students Discuss Socioeconomic Class

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

May 4, 2020

Questions during last Wednesday’s Community Conversation addressed whether COVID-19 might impact students’ ability to afford tuition next year and why teachers might assume that wealthy students are more likely to cheat. The focus of this discussion was “Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afra...

Pandemic Causes Spike in Domestic Violence

Isolation regulations have caused domestic violence cases to spike.

Maisy Seckler ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

“We’re all in the same boat,” many people have said since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, while some people are practicing social distancing with supportive family members, others are in danger because quarantine rules have trapped them in unsafe environments with harmful partners or family...

Community Efforts in Fighting the Coronavirus

Community members have helped sew handmade masks and other PPE.

Darina Huang ’23

April 27, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases tops three million internationally, community members have been working hard to contribute to the fight against the pandemic. Along with other high school students across the country, Gunnar Overstrom ’21 started Masks for More, an initiative to provide personal protec...

St. Luke’s Provides Virtual Service Opportunities

St. Luke’s Society is the oldest club dedicated to community service on campus, offering several different local and all-school community service events and fundraisers every year.

Lauren McLane '23, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Luke’s Society has adapted and added new virtual service opportunities. While regularly scheduled events and fundraisers such as the Color Run and the Red Cross Blood Drive have been cancelled, the club is trying to replicate the spirit of some of these events virtual...

Bow Tie Bowl Adapts Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Amelie Zhang '23, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

“Dillon v. Gloss upheld the constitutionality of what Constitutional amendment that enabled Prohibition?” Answer: Amendment 18. This year’s Bow Tie Bowl features questions like this and more.Open to all students and faculty, the Bow Tie Bowl is a single-elimination trivia tournament. Due to the...

Newly Admitted Students Revisit Hotchkiss Virtually

Newly Admitted Students Revisit Hotchkiss Virtually

Siri Nellutla ’23, Alex Cheng ’23, James Yae ’23, Staff Writers

April 20, 2020

Although separated by the COVID-19 pandemic, community members warmly welcomed newly admitted students virtually this year. While the formal programming started on Friday, March 27, the outreach was far more extensive, involving the help of current students and faculty.Before the formal programming, admitted stud...