The Hotchkiss Record

Students Respond to Sanders Dropping out of the Democratic Primaries

Students Respond to Sanders Dropping out of the Democratic Primaries

Nithya Chundi ’23, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2020

On April 8, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) announced his decision to end his presidential campaign and endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden. This leaves former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. With the first debates on June 26-27, the Democratic prima...

Learn to Help the Earth with Virtual Eco Week

Community members picked up trash as part of the 2019 Eco Day.

Siri Nellutla ’23, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

“What was the Earth’s warmest year on record?” Answer: 2016. In order to promote awareness for the protection of our ecosystem, the Student Environmental Association (SEA) is hosting an Eco Week from today to Friday, April 24. In past years, the community has conducted Eco Day, a day dedicate...

Sharon Field Hospital Provides Extra COVID-19 Relief

Members of the Connecticut militia set up a temporary field hospital in the Sharon Hospital parking lot for recovering COVID-19 patients this past Friday.

Kiki Henry '22 and Isabel Su '22, News Editors

April 13, 2020

With COVID-19 still spreading rapidly worldwide, hospitals have been looking for innovative ways to find room for infected patients to recover. On April 10, members of the Connecticut militia came to Sharon Hospital, owned by Health Quest/Nuvance Health, in Sharon, Connecticut to set up a tempor...

Community Continues Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Luminaries lit up Main Circle last Saturday evening.

Lauren McLane ’23, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has physically separated the community, the school has continued to find ways to come together virtually.As of April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded coronavirus cases in the U.S. reached a high of 554,849 people infected and 21,942 fatal...

Straus ’21 Named All-American

Margo Donohue ’22, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

Making her mark in Hotchkiss athletics history, Simone Straus ’21 has become the first girl in the history of the school’s wrestling program to earn an All-American title. All-American status is achieved when a wrestler finishes in the top eight places of their weight class at a national tournament. ...

Honor Code Plans Announced

Siri Nellutla ’23

March 4, 2020

Mr. Steve McKibben, dean of community life, announced plans to create an Honor Code Committee during auditorium on February 21. Creating a committee is the first step to completing a draft of the code. The Honor Code Committee will consist of two students from each class, along with Mr. Marcus Chri...

Seasonal Flu Hits Campus Hard

Madeline Chang ’22

March 4, 2020

The United States has been experiencing a difficult flu season for the second year in a row, with a national death toll between 14,000 and 36,000, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). On campus, the Health Center is overwhelmed. Health officials are stressing the need to continue  to be v...

Honorable Thomas Countryman Describes the Beauty of Public Service and Diplomacy

Siri Nellutla '23

February 29, 2020

In an effort to inform Hotchkiss students about foreign service professions, every year, different individuals come to speak about the importance of diplomacy and its applications. As a part of the Ambassador Speaker Series, the honorable Thomas Countryman came to Hotchkiss on Wednesday, February 19,...

Cultural Fair Celebrates Diversity

French Club served crêpes to the community during the Cultural Fair last Sunday.

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

February 27, 2020

On Sunday, February 23, the Student Center overflowed with tables highlighting the cultures of students from all over the world. The annual Cultural Fair was organized by St. Luke’s Society, one of the school’s service societies, and LinkAge, a multi-cultural student club. The fair served as an...

Justin Jacobs on Compensations of Plunder

Isabel Su ’22, News Editor

February 27, 2020

Professor Justin Jacobs from American University will visit the school tomorrow, Friday, February 28 to talk to faculty and staff about his upcoming book, Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost its Treasures. The talk will take place from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Center for Global Understanding and...

Ms. Wendy Levithan Honored with Cullman Teaching Chair

Ms. Levithan has been teaching at the school for the past 21 years.

Arhan Chhabra ’22, Design Editor

February 27, 2020

As Mr. Craig Bradley, head of school, would say, “Toutes nos félicitations à Madame Levithan!” Ms. Wendy Levithan P’23, instructor in French, was awarded The Edgar M. Cullman Teaching Chair on January 31 at an all-school ceremony in Elfers Hall. The award was presented by Mr. Bradley and Dr....

CT Students Sue Transgender Athletes

Emily Hellqvist ’23

February 27, 2020

Recently, competition on the track in Connecticut has turned into competition in court. On February 12, three high school students filed a federal lawsuit seeking to ban transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The plaintiffs allege...