The Hotchkiss Record

School’s Updated COVID-19 Plans Succeed

Blaise Fleury ’21 & Peter Kallos ’22 filmed a video outlining rules for student visitation.
December 2, 2020

Stringent adherence to public health guidelines allowed the school to successfully complete a fall term with the majority of students and faculty on campus, despite a global pandemic that has infected...

Biden Wins with Largest Voter Turnout in U.S. History

Biden ran a campaign that centered on a promise to “reclaim the soul of the nation.”
November 19, 2020

As students walked from class to class on the week of November 1st, many checked the Associated Press’ updates on the election repeatedly. On November 7, CNN called the race, with former Vice President...

Americans Elect Diverse Representatives

The next Congress will be more diverse than ever before.
November 19, 2020

In 2016, many people were preparing to celebrate the United States’ first female president, Hillary Clinton. Similarly, pollsters predicted Democrats to win a majority in the Senate this year. At the...

Hotchkiss Climbs 2021 Niche Rankings

Niche ranked Hotchkiss as the third-best boarding high school in the U.S.
November 19, 2020

“What are your favorite school events or traditions?” 20% of respondents answered Headmaster’s Holiday.  Niche, an American company that ranks and reviews schools, has just ranked Hotchkiss the...

Campus Lights Up with Diyas

Students celebrated Diwali on campus with sparklers.
November 19, 2020

Sparklers are not only used to celebrate July 4th - but Diwali as well.   Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an annual holiday primarily celebrated by many people in Southeast Asian...

Community Responds to Presidential Election

Community Responds to Presidential Election
November 5, 2020

Much of the country was glued to their screens Tuesday night as votes were counted in a tightly contested presidential election between the Republican incumbent, Donald J. Trump, and the Democratic challenger,...

Survey: Impact of Students Leaving Campus

November 5, 2020

Over the past two weeks, a number of students have opted to change their residential status from boarding to remote. This week, News explores the impact of their departures on the student body. The editors...

Crop Walk Tradition Persists

November 5, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in many events, St. Luke’s Society, the school’s largest service club, adapted to new guidelines and hosted the annual Crop Walk on campus on Sunday,...

Family Programming Goes Virtual

Mr. Bradley greets parents during the 2019 Family Weekend.
October 22, 2020

In a departure from previous years, students and guardians will not be putting on funny accessories and posing together at the photo booth during family weekend this year. Due to COVID-19, the school has...

Community Celebrates Holiday with Food Trucks, Hiking

October 21, 2020

Whole floors and even entire dorms joined a Zoom call to celebrate following a surprise email from Mr. Craig Bradley, head of school, on Wednesday, October 7. During the call, Mr. Bradley announced a Head...

Quarantine Lifted After Negative Tests

October 21, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, Mr. Richard Davis, COVID coordinator, notified the community via email that three students had tested positive for the coronavirus, and that the campus would be immediately entering...

Students Protest Breonna Taylor Court Ruling

Students gathered in Main Circle to march down to Sprole Field during the demonstration.
October 8, 2020

The morning of September 25, almost 400 students congregated on Sprole Field in a demonstration responding to the grand jury’s decision to not charge the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s...

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