The Hotchkiss Record

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...

Students from all over New England came to the  AAFC in 2016.

Students Present at the AAFC

Darina Huang ’23 April 14, 2021

How do we combat stigma surrounding LGBTQI+ identities in Pan-Asian communities? With the rise of racial violence across the U.S., how can we build solidarity across racial groups? How do we bridge cross-generational...

Students made a quick jump into icy Wononscopomuc Lake last Sunday.

Students Take a Plunge for a Good Cause

Rebekah Oppenheimer ’24, Contributing Writer April 14, 2021

On Sunday, April 11, students dashed into Lake Wononscopomuc’s icy waters for the annual Polar Plunge, an event organized by St. Luke’s Society, the school's community service organization, to raise...

The Quizbowl leadership, consisting of (from left to right) Huck Whittemore ’22, Cooper Roh ’22, Jack McGlinn ’22, Yihan Ding ’22, and Sachin Umashankar ’21.

Quiz Bowl Becomes a Winter Co-Curricular

Anji Ashaye ’24 & Libby Cobera ’24, Contributing Writers April 14, 2021

Based on a Chuck Palahniuk novel, name this film, in which Tyler Durden twice gives the command, “You do not talk about” the title place. The answer? Fight Club Questions like this are tackled...

Follow up to Asian American Hate Crimes

Follow up to Asian American Hate Crimes

Yihan Ding ’22 & Lauren McLane '23, Arts Editor & Staff Writer March 27, 2021

On March 16, a white man in Atlanta, Georgia shot and killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women. Though the local deputy sheriff claimed that the shooter had had a “really bad day,” the incident...

Revisit Day Programs Begin Virtually

Revisit Day Programs Begin Virtually

Parth Jain '24, Contributing Writer March 26, 2021

The photo booth and personalized Hotchkiss M&M’s can’t be found this year, but nonetheless, the school has put together an extensive virtual revisit day program, held from March 12 to April 7. Due...

Dr. Lisanne Norman Teaches African American History Class

Francesca Farman-Farmaian '24, Contributing Writer March 26, 2021

Whether it’s in the Main Building hallway or in a group chat, you might have heard a few students mention their class that meets at 8 p.m. What is this class all about? A new course addition to the...

Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

Parth Jain '24, Contributing Writer March 26, 2021

Is there life on Mars? Has there ever been? The landing of NASA’s latest rover may soon give us answers to these questions. On February 18, the Perseverance rover touched down on the Jezero Crater,...

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