The Hotchkiss Record

Students Train with ADL to Combat Hate

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

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, News Editor

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...

African Lit. Class Travels to D.C.

Siri Nellutla ’23

November 20, 2019

Instructor in English Dr. Rachel Myers teaches an African Literature Senior English elective that explores the theme of sankofa, a Twi word from the Akan people of Western Africa. Sankofa translates to “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” The word indicates the value of...

Students Compete to Reduce Food Waste

Students Compete to  Reduce Food Waste

Isabel Su ’22, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Last week, students had an extra incentive to clean their plates at dinner. Wasting food jeopardized their team’s chances of winning the latest competition between Olympians and Pythians (O&P). The Student Environmental Action Club (SEA) started an initiative this year to reduce food waste that ran...

Forum on Mass Incarceration

Forum on Mass Incarceration

Sander Kuijs ’21, News Editor

November 20, 2019

2018 Pulitzer Prize. Washington Post best-seller. A New York Times top 10 book of 2017. These are only some of the accolades awarded to the most recent book by the Salisbury Forum’s guest speaker, J. Skelly Writing Professor at the Yale Law School and accomplished author, James Forman Jr. Dr. Forman...

Salisbury Holds Municipal Elections

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Fewer than half of registered voters turned out to cast a ballot at the Salisbury local municipal elections on Tuesday, November 5. The smaller turnout compared with past Salisbury elections may be due to the fact that most candidates were running uncontested. Municipal elections were held to elect...

Investment Club Field Trip to New York

Arhan Chhabra ’22, Design Editor

November 20, 2019

The Investment Club took to the streets of New York City last week to examine a luxury designer brand’s headquarters. On Wednesday, November 13, 20 students journeyed to the national headquarters of Chanel. At Chanel, students learned about the company’s marketing and advertising strategies and...

Chinese Curriculum Incorporates Cooking Workshops

Chinese Curriculum Incorporates Cooking Workshops

John Nicholson ’22

November 20, 2019

Languages embody the culture and history of entire peoples; to truly understand a language, one must also understand the culture from which it arose and developed. For those enrolled in Chinese classes, the study of the language now includes cultural experiences in the form of lessons in Chinese cooking....

Wildfires Devastate California

Ha Trang Tran ’22

November 20, 2019

Sirens blared through the California canyons north of Los Angeles and loudspeakers blasted orders for residents to evacuate. The Kincade Fire burned over 70,000 acres in Sonoma County from October 23 until it was fully contained on November 6. Concurrently, the Tick Fire burned 4,615 acres of Los Angeles...

Diwali: A Celebration of Light

Diwali:  A Celebration of  Light

Sander Kuijs ’21, News Editor

November 7, 2019

A mouthwatering mountain of Indian food awaited students who attended the Diwali Dinner on Saturday, October 25, in Monahan from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The holiday event was organized by Samarth Puthanmadhom ’22, Arhan Chhabra ’22, Keith Matanachai ’22, and Dr. Anju Taneja, instructor in physics. Diwali...

Special Olympics Swimathon Celebrates 25th Year

Special Olympics Swimathon Celebrates 25th Year

Siri Nellutla ’23

November 7, 2019

The CT Special Olympics Team swimmers and the school community spent this past Sunday raising money for a charitable cause. The 25th annual Hotchkiss Swimathon took place last Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students and faculty members raised money from pledges for each lap they swam and by donating...