The Hotchkiss Record

Inside the Proctor Selection Process

Claire Wang ’21

May 30, 2019

Proctor selection is conducted by the Dorm Heads Committee, but feedback from advisors, dorm faculty, and current proctors are an important part of the decision-making process. Class deans, the director of diversity and inclusion, dean of students, dean of community life, and head of school also participate...

Introducing the New Class Presidents

Introducing the  New Class  Presidents

May 30, 2019

As students assume new roles in student government, next year’s leaders are calling for greater transparency, more free time, and more efforts to document memories.  Student leader elections, which occurred during the week of May 13, gave classes a chance to come together and consider which two students...

Bearcats Say Goodbye

Bearcats Say Goodbye

Ha Trang Tran ’22

May 30, 2019

With graduation officially underway, Seniors and faculty alike are growing sentimental as they reminisce about memories made. Graduation activities began yesterday afternoon in the Chapel with a ceremony inducting members of the Senior class into the Cum Laude Society. Inductees celebrated afterwards...

Max Limit, Max Damage: The Boeing 737 MAX

YY Cher '20

May 27, 2019

You may have heard of the 2 crashes related to the Boeing’s new narrowbody plane on the market, the Boeing 737 MAX. However, the plane isn’t exactly new, rather it is a modern redesign of a plane that is more than 50 years old. The Lion Air 610 crash on October 29, 2018, and the Ethiopian Airline...

Chicks With Guns Inspires Students

Grace Helm '21

May 27, 2019

Lindsay McCrum ’75 returned to the Hotchkiss campus 43 years after graduating to share her artwork with current visual arts and photography students. Her exhibit, ‘Chicks with Guns,’ pictures women firearm owners from across the country.

Initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month

Initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month

Isabel Su ’22

May 15, 2019

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

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...

Board of Trustees Comes to Campus

Billy Meneses ’22

May 15, 2019

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

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

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

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...