The Hotchkiss Record

Diwali: A Celebration of Light

Diwali:  A Celebration of  Light

Sander Kuijs ’21

November 7, 2019

A mouthwatering mountain of Indian food awaited students who attended the Diwali Dinner on Saturday, October 25, in Monahan from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The holiday event was organized by Samarth Puthanmadhom ’22, Arhan Chhabra ’22, Keith Matanachai ’22, and Dr. Anju Taneja, instructor in physics. Diwali...

Special Olympics Swimathon Celebrates 25th Year

Special Olympics Swimathon Celebrates 25th Year

Siri Nellutla ’23

November 7, 2019

The CT Special Olympics Team swimmers and the school community spent this past Sunday raising money for a charitable cause. The 25th annual Hotchkiss Swimathon took place last Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students and faculty members raised money from pledges for each lap they swam and by donating...

Hateful Speech at UConn

Hateful Speech at UConn

Kiki Henry ’22

November 7, 2019

Both Hotchkiss and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have looked for ways to address recent incidents of hate and bias. Following student protests last month, two students at UConn were arrested for hate speech. On Friday, October 11, two white male students were recorded saying the N-word while...

Community Prepares for Taft Day

Isabel Su ’22

November 7, 2019

This week, students brought back fashion trends from the 70s and 80s on Wayback Wednesday and donned pastel sweaters and polos on Preppy Day. These dress-up days are just two of the six themed days held during the annual Spirit Week. Spirit Week, the week leading up to Taft Day, began on November 4....

Ned Nunes ’73 Honored with Alumni Award

Ned Nunes ’73 Honored with Alumni Award

Meghana Annamaneni ’21 and Reece Yang ’21

October 23, 2019

Community members gave Edward Vernon “Ned” Nunes Jr. ’73, P’08 a standing ovation after he was honored with the 2019 Alumni Award in a ceremony last Friday. In his speech, Nunes described his experience countering substance-abuse disorders as a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University...

Triple E Virus Found in CT Mosquitos

Siri Nellutla ’23

October 23, 2019

As the leaves change color and frosty winds blow in, residents of New England can sigh with relief that mosquito season is over. This year has been of particular note, as Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (the Triple E Virus or EEE) was first detected in Massachusetts and has caused three deaths in...

Board of Governors Considers New Initiatives

Board of Governors Considers New Initiatives

Ha Trang Tran ’22

October 23, 2019

Renovating Memorial Hall and Walker Auditorium and increasing the financial aid endowment were among the initiatives the Board of Governors discussed this past weekend. On October 18 and 19, the Board visited campus for its annual fall meeting. The 25 members of the Board of Governors form the executive...

Wellness Day to Address Hate Speech

Hannah Goldberg ’22

October 23, 2019

In the wake of recent incidents concerning hate symbols and anti-semitism on campus, the school will host the second annual Wellness Day on Friday, October 25 during school hours. The program, entitled “The Truth About Hate,” aims to help students develop a better understanding of the impact of hate...

SM&SH Day Introduces STEM to Middle Schoolers

SM&SH Day  Introduces STEM to Middle Schoolers

Eric Jin ’22

October 23, 2019

While many students were away from campus after Family Weekend, local sixth-graders gathered to engage in STEM-related activities during the annual Sixth-Grade Math and Science Hotchkiss (SM&SH) Day. On Tuesday, October 5, teachers and student volunteers held math and science workshops for 120 sixth-grade...

Hotchkiss Appoints Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response Coordinator

Kiki Henry ’22

October 23, 2019

Recently, cases of sexual misconduct from the past three decades at New England boarding schools have been brought to light. In response, these schools are seeking new ways to prevent sexual misconduct and create a safe and supportive environment for both students and faculty. Dominic Brown ’14, a...

Newly Inaugurated Clubs and Affinity Groups

Vivian Shi ’23

October 16, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year is starting with ten more fresh student-driven groups such as the Creative Music Association, Glasswing, Hotchkiss Law Society are some of these new clubs and there are so many more!Dance Club, started by Isabelle Su ’22, Stella Ren ’22, and Aurora Smedvig ’22, is...

In Brief: Senior Carnival

Kate Danaher ’22

October 14, 2019

Loud music and the smell of hot dogs greeted everyone who attended this year’s lively Senior Carnival. The planning for Senior Carnival began in June and continued throughout the summer.  Maggie Smith ’20 and Carter Day ’20 worked alongside Ms. Amanda McClure, Senior class dean, and the ...