The Hotchkiss Record

Rebecca Makkai Inspires Lower Mids

Rebecca Makkai  Inspires Lower Mids

Alex Cheng ’23

January 22, 2020

On Thursday, January 16, the Nalen Fund brought renowned author Rebecca Makkai to Hotchkiss. The Fund, established by the Nalen family to cultivate and encourage the appreciation of writing and reading, has sponsored awards and numerous speaker events in the past. Professor Jeff Nunokawa of Princeton...

Students Ring in the Lunar New Year

Students Ring in the Lunar New Year

Isabel Su ’22

January 22, 2020

The aroma of traditional Asian dishes will greet people as they pass by the Student Center next Saturday. Community members celebrating the Lunar New Year will be able to enjoy food, as well as activities such as sparklers, karaoke, and trivia from Asian cultures. The celebration will be held from...

Model UN Competes at Yale

Sander Kuijs ’21

January 22, 2020

Students who represent Hotchkiss at the 46th Yale Model United Nations will receive the chance to simulate shaping the world through diplomacy. The contest is being held from January 23-26 at Yale University. Model UN (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations’ General Assembly, in which students...

Fires Wreak Havoc in Australia

Arhan Chhabra ’22

January 22, 2020

Since June of last year, fires have burned across New South Wales (NSW), prompting the government of Australia to declare a national state of emergency. While bushfires are common during the spring and summer, the NSW fire service regards these as the “worst in memory.” The fires were exacerbated...

Students “Keepin’ it Real” on MLK Day

Kiki Henry ’22

January 22, 2020

Every January, the school comes together to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with speakers and workshops. Martin Luther King (MLK) Day is a time for community members to learn about history and celebrate their identities. This year, MLK Day fell on Monday, January 20. Programming...

Bluestockings Supports Women’s March

Hannah Goldberg ’22

January 22, 2020

Thousands of people rallied in cities across the country for the 2020 Women’s March, their loud chants ringing across the streets and signs hoisted high. The marches took place on Saturday, January 18. Members of Bluestockings, a club dedicated to gender equality, and interested community members planned...

Quiz Bowl Competes at UPenn

Quiz Bowl Competes  at UPenn

Alex Cheng ’23

December 12, 2019

The school’s Quiz Bowl team, founded one year ago by co-captains Cooper Roh ’22, Jack McGlinn ’22, and Yihan Ding ’22, recently earned second place trophies at the Vermont State Championships and the National History Bowl. On Saturday, December 7, the four-member team - consisting of the three...

Students Head to Seattle for People of Color Conference

Students Head to Seattle for People of Color Conference

Arhan Chhabra ’22

December 12, 2019

From December 4 to 7, students and faculty members took part in the NAIS People of Color Conference in Seattle, Washington. Thousands of students and teachers from across the country attended the event. The Hotchkiss delegation included Isaac Alicea ’20, Kim Pothemont ’21, Tucker Briglin ’20,...

Community Prepares for Holidays

Community Prepares for Holidays

Alex Cheng ’23, Kiki Henry ’22, and Sander Kujis ’21

December 12, 2019

Tree TrimmingOn Sunday, December 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., many members of the Hotchkiss community gathered to trim the large Christmas tree set up in the Main Foyer just outside of the Tremaine Gallery. Students took mini Polaroid photos and hung them on the tree, along with blue, silver, and gree...

Students Train with ADL to Combat Hate

Kiki Henry ’22

December 12, 2019

Public shootings and acts of racism are frequently reported in the United States. Over the past year, over 399 mass shootings have occurred, compared with 323 shootings in 2018. Incidents in California and Oklahoma in mid-November are two examples of the many recent shootings. This November, Hillel,...

TLC Helps Students Tackle Mid-terms

Siri Nellutla ’23

December 12, 2019

Upon their return from Thanksgiving Break, students often begin to feel anxious as exams approach. Although mid-terms may seem daunting, there are many resources available on campus to help students feel confident and prepared. The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is one such resource. The TLC staff...

Bill Fenton Studies Global Education

Isabel Su ’22

December 12, 2019

From government-run schools in Botswana to a private academy in Beijing and a project-based school in San Francisco, Mr. Bill Fenton, instructor in physics & astronomy, has traversed the world in an effort to explore how students learn best. Mr. Fenton went on sabbatical leave with his family during...