The Hotchkiss Record

Students Win Top Journalism Awards

One of Tina's award-winning cartoons, published alongside the Opinions section on the Parkland Shooting.

Ally Fertig '20

November 13, 2018

This fall, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced the 2018 Gold Circle Awards for excellence in journalism for work published in student publications. Nicholas Lorentzen ’20, Tina Guo ’19, and Michael Zhang ’21 received top honors for their individual work in last year’s The Hotch...

Students Meet Political Candidates

Ally Fertig '20

November 1, 2018

Rarely do high school students have the opportunity to meet politicians and ask them questions, as Hotchkiss students recently had the opportunity to do. On Tuesday, October 9, students and faculty visited Noble Horizons to listen to Maria Horn and Jahana Hayes discuss their respective campaigns for ...

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Thad Gray, State Treasurer Candidate

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Thad Gray, State Treasurer Candidate

Bea Kiggen '19

November 1, 2018

On Tuesday, November 6, voters in Connecticut will have the opportunity to elect a new State Treasurer for the first time in 20 years. The current State Treasurer, Democrat Denise Nappier, will not to seek re-election after serving five terms in office. The candidate for the Republican Party, Mr. Thad ...

Ambassador Neumann Advocates for Diplomacy

Tina Deng ’21, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

Rounds of applause filled the faculty room as Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann delivered his talk on diplomacy last night.Ambassador Robert Beecroft ’58 and Mr. David Thompson, director of international programs, invited Ambassador Neumann as part of the School’s Ambassador Speaker Series, which...

Campus Lights Up for Diwali

Hannah Liu ’19

November 1, 2018

Candles will soon glow throughout hallways and rotundas as students gear up to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, on Wednesday, November 7.While the celebration is annually observed by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, and other religious groups around the world, this year will be the first...

Mead ’85 Donates Skull to School

John Mead ’85 presents a replica skull, part of his past research about “Neo.”

Diana Reiss ’20

November 1, 2018

It’s not every day that an alum returns to campus wielding a skull. During the annual Augur Lecture last Friday, Mr. John Mead ’85, an award-winning educator and public speaker, presented on recent archeological discoveries and his experience as a scientist in the field of paleontology.Mr. Mead...

Alumni Award Honors Ford ’75

Wiliam “Bill” C. Ford Jr. ’75 speaks at the 2012 GSM Association Mobile World Congress, a conference in Barcelona, Spain for leaders in the mobile and technology industries.

Reece Yang ’21, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

Tomorrow, the school will welcome back Mr. William “Bill” C. Ford Jr. ’75 and honor him with the Alumni Award, the highest possible distinction awarded to the school’s graduated students.Established in 1931, the Alumni Award is awarded annually to a distinguished alum selected by alumni volunteers...

Bombs Target Democrats

Amanda Hill ’19

November 1, 2018

At least 13 homemade pipe bombs were sent through the United States Postal Service, to political figures including past presidents and high-ranking federal officials. Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old from Florida, allegedly mailed the devices before his arrest last Friday.The 13 confirmed targets include...

Saudi Journalist’s Death Spurs Political Tension

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz and United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo converse at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 16, 2018.

Mame Balde ’20

November 1, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist for The Washington Post, was killed after entering the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. On October 2, 2018, Khashoggi entered the consulate to pick up official papers when a team of 15 men allegedly sent by the Saudi government arrived on private jets t...

Club Heads Talk Politics

Data collected from an email survey sent out to the student body.
Statistics are from the 206 responses recieved.

Sydney Goldstein ’22 and Sadie Moulton ’22

November 1, 2018

Democrats Club Kostia Howard ’20, co-head of the Democrats Club, discusses the midterm elections and the club’s goals.What has the Democrat Club recently discussed in meetings?“We like to begin each of the meetings with the week’s political views; most of September was dominated by th...

Inside Local Politics: An Interview With Incumbent Republican Brian Ohler, State Rep Candidate

Priyanka Kumar ’19

November 1, 2018

What inspired you to run? What accomplishments are you most proud of from your time serving as a representative? Why do you believe you should be reelected?“Throughout my life, I have always been directly involved or associated with different civic organizations. I like to think that I have always...

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Maria Horn, State Rep Candidate

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Maria Horn, State Rep Candidate

Alex McLane '20

October 19, 2018

This November 6, citizens of the northwestern corner of Connecticut will be faced with many choices on their midterm election ballots. One of these decisions will be for State Representative. Ms. Maria Horn, former prosecutor, local Democrat, and mother of Max Quinn '19, Abby Quinn '17, and Maude Quinn...