The Hotchkiss Record

Assessment Period Begins Today

Ella Yu ’24, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

For the past three semesters, COVID restrictions and online learning have led to a cancellation or adaptation of exam periods. Before COVID, the exam period consisted of suspending classes and co-curriculars...

Peng Shuai and #MeToo Movement

Peng Shuai and #MeToo Movement

Megan Wei ’23, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

After publicly accusing the former Vice Premier of China, Zhang Gaoli, of sexual assault, professional Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai disappeared from public view for 18 days. Her silence immediately...

Summer Travel Programs Return

Kiera Dwan ’24, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

After a year-long hiatus, the school’s Hotchkiss in the World travel programs are back, with trips to Italy, Germany, Guadeloupe, Spain and Israel. These programs cover a wide variety of interests....

School Moves Towards Carbon Neutrality

Cecily Smith ’24, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Despite necessary preoccupation with the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change concerns are still being addressed on campus.  As the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, renewed...

Students Raise Funds for Millerton Fire

Angela Li ’24, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

On the morning of November 6, a devastating house fire took the lives of two people. At 7:58 a.m., a neighbor reported a house fire on South Elm Avenue. Within minutes, the house was engulfed in flames,...

Lower Mids Host Annual Halloween Party

Lower Mids Host Annual Halloween Party

Parth Jain ’24 , Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Costumes, candy, and crazy dance moves spurred a successful Lower Mid Halloween Party this fall. On Saturday, October 30, the Lower Mid Class Council hosted their annual Halloween party for all students...

Mrs. Elizabeth Dittmer and Mr. Keith Moon

Teachers Elected for Local Board of Education

Anji Ashaye ’24, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

As busy as they are, two teachers sought a deeper commitment to the community by running for positions on the local Board of Education. Mrs. Elizabeth Dittmer, instructor in mathematics, and Mr. Keith...

The Speech & Debate Team poses for a club photo.

Speech & Debate Team Takes First Place At Home Competition

Rebekah Oppenheimer ’24 , Staff Writer November 12, 2021

On October 24, the Speech and Debate team hosted over 100 debaters from 15 schools, including Loomis, BB&N, Choate, and St. Paul’s, among others, for the annual Hotchkiss Debating and Public Speaking...

Whistleblower Exposes Facebook Internal Records

Sophie Elliot ’24 , Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

Before leaving Facebook—now known as Meta Platforms—former employee Frances Haugen downloaded thousands of internal documents, which she recently provided to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission....

Francesca Farman-Farmaian ’24 decorates Main Building with “psych” cards.

Students Prepare to Trounce Taft

Aiden Wang ’25, Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

After a year hiatus, over half of the student body prepares to celebrate their first ever Taft Day. Each year, students and faculty gather together and participate in a variety of activities the week...

School Instates New Interdorming Policy

Tarapu Pyo ’24, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

From weekend Millerton trips to interscholastic sports games, many important aspects of community life have returned to campus this year. Students have also been anticipating  the return of interdorming...

Buddhism Club Welcomes Speaker

Buddhism Club Welcomes Speaker

Emily Hellqvist '24 November 9, 2021

On October 27, Buddhism Club invited Mr. Stephen Brown, managing attorney at the law office of Stephen S. Brown, LLC, and a devout Buddhist, to share his experiences with the community. In his talk, he...

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