The Hotchkiss Record

Students Walk to Support Hunger Relief

Daniel Pai ’19 and Jack Kempczinski ’20 cheer on walkers as they participate in the annual Crop Walk last Sunday.

Amanda Hill '19

October 4, 2018

Michael Duncan ’19, Boys Varsity Cross-Country co-captain, typically competes in the five-kilometer race at meets, but last Sunday he laced up his sneakers for a different reason. After competing in the Canterbury Invitational on Saturday afternoon, Michael and his teammates headed out to Falls Village fo...

Debate Wins Best School at Roxbury Latin

Meghana Annamaneni ’21, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

With many novice debaters and new captains, the debate team worked through a busy week of practices and speech-writing to prepare for a tournament at Roxbury Latin, their first large-scale competition of the academic year. Each year, the competition attracts debaters from prep schools throughout New...

Historic Summit Between Koreas

Historic Summit Between Koreas

Reece Yang '21

October 4, 2018

The Korean War has separated thousands of family members from their loved ones for over half of a century. North and South Korea have periodically organized reunions across the border, but since 1988, over 75,200 South Korean applicants have died without reuniting. At an unexpected summit on Wednesday, September 1...

In-Brief: SEC Fines Musk

In-Brief: SEC Fines Musk

October 4, 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stepped down as Chairman of the Board for three years and agreed to pay $20 million in fines in a deal with the Security and Exchange Commission. The SEC brought suit against Musk last Thursday for fraud, after Musk tweeted an announcement that Tesla would become a private company...

Farewell to Mr. John Tuke

Royce Shey '21

September 28, 2018

Mr. John Tuke, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving Hotchkiss after 20 years. Mr. Bradley described Mr. Tuke’s role, saying, “For the past 20 years, Mr. Tuke has assured that the resources of the School have been managed with discipline and integrity, [which] helps us to assure the excellence of the Ho...

India Delivers Victory for LGBTQ Community

Diana Reiss '20

September 25, 2018

In a groundbreaking decision earlier this month, India’s courts overturned a 157-year-old ban on consensual intercourse between gay adults.The ban, originally established during the British colonization of India, threatened same-gender couples with a maximum penalty of life in prison. Mr. Samu...

Ms. Hom-Diamond Departs from School Communications

Ally Fertig '20

September 25, 2018

On Friday, September 21, Ms. Hellen Hom-Diamond, chief communications officer, moved on from the Hotchkiss community to pursue a new challenge in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hom-Diamond will join the Sidwell Friends School as their Chief Communications Officer.Ms. Hom-Diamond joined Hotchkiss in 2013. She p...

Inter-dorming Discussion Exposes Stu-Fac Constitution

Dr. Arthur Gibb, dean of community life, and Mrs. Heather Perrenoud, dean of residential life, address students last Monday.

Harry Roepers ’19 and Justin Choi ’20

September 20, 2018

Last Monday, more than 100 students and faculty came together for the Stu-Fac discussion about the new inter-dorm policy. The sheer number of students present surprised several faculty, who expected a lower turn-out. Mr. Joshua Hahn, assistant head of school, “This is a little bigger group than we ...

Chinese Celebrity Tax Sparks Uproar

Chinese Celebrity Tax Sparks Uproar

Tina Deng ’21, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

While students enjoyed a break from school, one of the highest-paid Chinese actresses, Bingbing Fan, faced a tumultuous summer. She was charged for tax evasion and may face legal prosecution. In the midst of the case’s widespread publicity, the Chinese government quickly enacted a significant tax hike...

A Timeline of Responses to Concerns about the Inter-dorming Policy

September 20, 2018

A Timeline of Administrative and Student Leader Response to Concerns about the Inter-dorming Policy provided by Daniel Pai ’19 and Caitlin Reilly ’19August 17, 2018: Students, including Caitlin and Daniel, find policy change in The Almanac.August 17, 2018: 6:25 p.m., Caitlin and Daniel send an email to Dr. Dr...

Meet the New Faculty

Meet the New Faculty

September 20, 2018

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Inter-dorming Q&A with Ms. Perrenoud

Zoe Bank '19

September 20, 2018

The following is an interview with Mrs. Heather Perrenoud, dean of residential life. The Record posed some of the questions most frequently asked by students about the new inter-room visiting policies, to learn more about the policy and motivations for the change.How long will the trial period of...