The Hotchkiss Record

The Record Honors Departing Staff and Faculty

This year, the school community bids farewell to over 25 faculty and staff members. In total, the departing faculty and staff have served for over 300 years at Hotchkiss, working in departments ranging...

Luminaries in main circle for the Senior class

Class of 2021 Graduates In Person

Parth Jain ’24, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

After a challenging year, members of the Class of 2021 will end their time at the school with an in-person Commencement on June 5. The class of 2020’s graduation was held virtually due to COVID-19;...

Introducing the New Class Presidents

Introducing the New Class Presidents

Darina Huang ’23 June 2, 2021

As Seniors make memories in their final days on campus and students prepare to depart for the summer, the other classes have elected new class presidents for the 2021-2022 school year.  Class presidents...

Justine Fonte spoke to students on April 22.

Justine Fonte Kicks off AAPI Heritage Month

Francesca Farman-Farmaian ’24, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

In the wake of recent attacks against members of the Pan-Asian community in the U.S., Phillipinx health educator Ms. Justine Fonte kicked off a series of events highlighting Asian American and Pacific...

Students  pose on Dress-Like-a-Taftie Day.

Spirit Week Fills Campus with Energy

Rebekah Oppenheimer ’24, Contributing Writer May 14, 2021

Throughout the week of May 3, sweaters were tied around necks for “Preppy Day” and students posed for photos in front of the large “Taft: Wipe your feet” banner at the entrance to Main Building....

COVID-19 Pandemic Ravages India

COVID-19 Pandemic Ravages India

Parth Jain ’24, Anji Ashaye ’24, Staff Writers May 14, 2021

With over 400,000 new COVID-19 cases a day, hospitals are turning away patients and oxygen supplies are running low in India. In recent weeks, India has experienced a second wave of COVID-19 that has...

Students pull up weeds at Fairfield Farm during Eco Week.

Community Comes Together for Eco Week

Tarapu Pyo ’24, Contributing Writer April 29, 2021

This past weekend, over 120 students and faculty spent their Saturday morning volunteering at Fairfield Farm, cleaning up the campus and roadsides, and maintaining local trails. For the past 25 years,...

Mourners leave flowers in a post from Bryant's Instagram page.

Police Brutality Against Black Americans Continues with Deaths of Daunte Wright & Ma’Khia Bryant

Anji Ashaye ’24, Contributing Writer April 29, 2021

Ten miles away from the trial of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota, white police officer Kimberly Potter pulled over Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, for a traffic violation. During the stop,...

Award winners from top left: Rahul Kalavagunta '22, Jacob Chui '21, Arhan Chhabra '22, Kenny Zhang '22, Ilene Park '22,  Nithya Chundi '23, Jason Shan '23

FBLA Students Earn Honors at State Competition

Darina Huang ’23 April 29, 2021

Between February 10 and 26, seven members of the school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club participated in the organization’s annual state-level competition. FBLA is the largest career-oriented...

A sketch depicts former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, at his murder trial.

Witnesses Speak at Derek Chauvin’s Trial

Anji Ashaye ’24, Contributing Writer April 15, 2021

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds during an arrest, is now on trial for murder. On May 25, 2020, four Minneapolis...

Carter Moyer ’20 sported  Minerva pride when he received his COVID vaccine.

Mobile Vaccine Clinic for Students Coming to Campus

Nate Seidenstein ’24, Contributing Writer April 14, 2021

Community members are beginning to glimpse the light at the end of a tunnel as more people receive vaccinations against the coronavirus.  As immunization against COVID-19 continues across the United...

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