The Hotchkiss Record

Upper Mid Revue Returns

Upper Mid Revue Returns

Amanda Hill '19

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students suffered through tasting "Satan’s Blood," a hot sauce several times spicier than Sriracha, to capture footage for last week’s Upper Mid Revue video. The student-directed comedy show, back from its one-year hiatus, featured videos prepared in advance, as well as live dance and music. Students...

Special Events Welcome the Holidays

Special Events Welcome the Holidays

Tina Deng '21

December 6, 2018


Filed under News

With a menorah, a kinara, a lit tree in the main hallway, and the aroma of gingerbread in the Dining Hall, the holiday season has officially begun. Jazz music performed by six members of Right Brain Logic, the school’s jazz band, filled the main hallway last Friday as members of the community gathered...

Crisis Erupts Ahead of Brexit Deal

Crisis Erupts Ahead of Brexit Deal

Claire Wang '21

December 6, 2018


Filed under News

Division and uncertainty racked the United Kingdom last week in reaction to the resignations of important cabinet ministers who were unsatisfied with the Brexit deal drafted by Prime Minister Theresa May.On Thursday morning, November 15, Dominic Raab, secretary of state for exiting the European Union...

Prison Reform Bill Raises Hopes for Second Chances

Prison Reform Bill Raises Hopes for Second Chances

Reece Yang '21

December 6, 2018


Filed under News

Alice Marie Johnson, a single mother struggling to support her five children, acted as the middleman in several drug deals in 1993. Due to the tough-on-crime federal policies of the 1980s and 1990s, she was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. “It feels like I am sitting on death row,”...

Tesla Adds to a Greener Campus

Dajung Lim '19

December 6, 2018


Filed under News

After constructing an award-winning biomass facility and purchasing Fairfield Farm, the school took another step towards a green and sustainable campus by planning to install a solar array. At the start of November, Mr. John Bryant, director of facilities, first announced that town agencies had approved...

Forest Fires Devastate California

Mame Balde '20

December 6, 2018


Filed under News

California’s two deadliest wildfires in recent history are finally fully contained. The Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire terrorized California beginning on Thursday, November 8. The Woolsey Fire rampaged north of Los Angeles; it caused three deaths, scorched more than 96,949 acres, and destroyed 1,643 str...

Hotchkiss Parents Win Midterm Elections

Ally Fertig '20, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Midterm Election Coverage, News, Online Exclusives

Two parents of current Hotchkiss students emerged victorious in the midterm election races, both elected as national representatives for Connecticut. Maria Horn, the elected Connecticut State Representative for the 64th District, is the mother of Max Quinn ’19, Abby Quinn ’17, and Maude Quinn ...

Hotchkiss Debate Sweeps Home Tournament

Royce Shey '21

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Uncategorized

On November 11, the Debate team hosted its annual home tournament, with over ten schools and more than 120 students in attendance. Hotchkiss swept the competition, thanks to decisive victories from experienced members of the team and emerging novice debaters. The tournament differed slightly from more com...

Just Keep Swimming

Reece Yang ’21

November 15, 2018


Filed under News

After a day of fun in the Hixon Pool, Aydyn, a Special Olympics athlete, received his medal for participating in this year's Swimathon. For Aydyn, the event was a chance to share his love for swimming with some new friends while supporting his team in continuing its passion for another year. On Sunday, ...

President Pledges to Repeal Birthright Citizenship

Billy Meneses ’22

November 15, 2018


Filed under News

“So-called Birthright Citizenship, which costs our Country billions of dollars and is very unfair to our citizens, will be ended one way or the other. It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words ‘subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’ Many legal scholars agree,” President Donald Tru...

Sitting Down with Senator Chris Murphy

Priyanka Kumar '19, President

November 15, 2018


Filed under Midterm Election Coverage, News

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), who was first elected to the Senate in 2012, was re-elected this November. What inspired you to become a Senator? I grew up in a household where my mother and father taught their kids they had to do something in their life to make other lives better. I grew...

Midterm Elections Shift Power in Washington

Diana Reiss '20

November 15, 2018


Filed under Midterm Election Coverage, News

This year’s battle for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections served as a gauge of the state of political affairs in the United States. According to The New York Times, an estimated 113 million Americans voted during this year’s midterms. For the first time since 1966, over 48% of eligible voters...