The Hotchkiss Record

Virginia Politicians Embroiled in Scandals

Virginia Politicians Embroiled in Scandals

Tina Deng ’21

March 7, 2019


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Since last month, the Virginia state government has been rocked by accusations of racist behavior by Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, and sexual assault allegations against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. On February 1, Big League Politics, a far-right investigative website, repo...

Congress Debates AOC’s Green New Deal

Congress Debates AOC’s Green New Deal

Billy Meneses ’22

March 7, 2019


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The average global temperature has risen almost 10 times faster over the last century than in any other century in the past 5,000 years. The Green New Deal, a set of programs proposed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey tackling climate change and economic inequality, pledg...

Women Sue Yale Over Exclusive Fraternities

Ha Trang Tran ’22

March 7, 2019


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Across the Ivy League, the prominence of Greek life varies. Across the country, however, fraternities and sororities continue to create controversy over sexual misconduct and hazing.  Now, students have come forward to critique the larger issue of whether the culture and social networking that goes on...

Debaters Compete at St. Sebastian’s

Isabel Su ’22

March 7, 2019


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Superheroes, aliens, and vegetarianism were only some of the topics deliberated over by eight students at a debate tournament two weeks ago at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, MA. The annual tournament brought together prep schools from throughout New England, including Andover, Choate, Groton, ...

Fair Celebrates Diverse Cultures at Hotchkiss

Fair Celebrates Diverse Cultures at Hotchkiss

Felix Bao ’21

March 7, 2019


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At a boarding school, students often yearn for traditions from home, whether it be the food, games, or clothing. On February 24, Linkage and St. Luke’s Society encouraged students to bring their home to school by hosting the Cultural Fair in the Main Hallway and the Student Center. The Cultural Fa...

Preston Lecture Addresses “Community”

Meera Kasturi ’22

March 7, 2019


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How do photographs of Minnesota relate to the idea of community? They help demonstrate how the definition of community has changed throughout the past century. On February 27, Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, chair and professor of interdisciplinary studies and coordinator of American Studies at Salem S...

Faculty and Staff Honored for Dedication to the Community

Samarth Puthanmadhom '22

February 25, 2019


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As Hotchkiss recognizes its students for their academic achievements, we must also acknowledge the faculty and staff whose contributions have bettered the school. On February 5, the annual Anniversary Awards Ceremony took place. Various members of the Hotchkiss faculty and staff were recognized for t...

“Angst” Screening Raises Awareness of Stress and Anxiety

Royce Shey '21

February 25, 2019


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Mental health has always been at the forefront of conversations about student well-being at Hotchkiss, whether it be in Human Development classrooms or in club meetings. On February 3, the Bring Change to Mind club furthered this discussion by hosting a screening of the film, Angst. The 2017, 56-minut...

Professor Jeff Nunokawa Inspires Students

Bea Kiggen '19, Digital Content Editor

February 25, 2019


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As the first guest speaker for the Nalen Writing Program, Professor Jeff Nunokawa of Princeton University, brightened campus on Thursday and Friday, February 7 and 8, with his energetic presence, passion for writing, and extensive knowledge of literature. The Nalen Writing Program was founded in 2018 by ...

Will Connecticut Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

Will Connecticut Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

Lucy Haswell ’20

February 14, 2019


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Over the past few weeks, Connecticut lawmakers and citizens have been discussing the potential legalization of recreational marijuana. Connecticut already has one of the country’s best medical marijuana programs and many hope the state will also decriminalize recreational usage. Supporters of the chang...

Power Plant Controversy

Power Plant Controversy

Sydney Goldstein ’22

February 14, 2019


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Driving to school, students may pass a large structure in Dover, New York, and wonder what it is. Since 2009, the construction of the Cricket Valley Energy Center has been an ongoing process, employing 1,100 workers at a cost of $1.6 billion. According to Amy Wu from the Poughkeepsie Journal, a founda...

Small Schools to Close?

Small Schools to Close?

Meghana Annamaneni ’21

February 14, 2019


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The possibility of having to merge small schools has instigated heated controversy in Litchfield County, Connecticut. A bill proposed by State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff proposes that schools in the Region 6 School District with under 2,000 students would be required to merge with other schools. C...