The Hotchkiss Record

Preston Lecture Asks: “Why Be Good?”

The annual Preston Lecture has been bringing accomplished speakers to the school since 1992.

Sander Kuijs ’21, News Editor

February 27, 2020

On Monday, February 17, history and social science students of various grades gathered in Walker Auditorium for the 2020 edition of the annual Preston Lecture. Presented by the Edward B. Preston Memorial History Speakers Fund, this year’s talk was given by Dr. Jay L. Garfield. Having taught internationally...

Coronavirus Affects Spring Break Plans

Vivian Shi ’23 & Lauren McLane ’23

February 26, 2020

While doctors and nurses are working hard, the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly, emerging in Italy last Sunday. The Chinese government has also continued to report thousands of cases every day. Here at school, the virus affects students from East Asia who planned to go home during March break. The...

Glasswing International Works

John Nicholson '22

February 8, 2020

Glasswing International is based in El Salvador and has programs all around Central America. According to its website, the organization was founded to “empower individuals to address the root causes of poverty and violence in their communities through health and education.” In El Salvador, it has worked t...

Kamkwamba Generates Currents of Hope

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

February 5, 2020

“Whatever you want to do, if you do it with all your heart, it will happen,” wrote William Kamkwamba in his award-winning book The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope. As this year’s Lambert Lecture speaker, Kamkwamba spoke about the struggles he faced as a child...

New Virus Spreads Internationally from China

Isabel Su ’22 & Lauren McLane ’23

February 5, 2020

The world has been on high alert due to the emergence of a new coronavirus. The virus, named 2019-nCOV, has infected over 25,000 people and killed over 500 as of February 5, 2020. Coronaviruses are transmitted by person-to-person contact and cause upper respiratory illness in humans. Some are as mild...

Students Learn to Save Lives with Hotchkiss Medical Society

Siri Nellutla ’22

February 5, 2020

The Hotchkiss Medical Society (HMS) educates and informs students about careers in medicine. The club is currently offering two on-campus courses, one in wilderness first-aid and the other to train students interested in becoming emergency medical responders (EMR). EMRs provide basic first aid in emergencies....

Take A Moment to Acknowledge Your Best Buddy: Stress

Siri Nellutla '23

January 27, 2020

High school students often consider stress and anxiety their biggest obstacles. Since the school understands the many commitments students have to juggle around, administrators and staff also seek to support mental health. In an effort to educate students about stress and anxiety, psychologist Dr. Lisa...

Rebecca Makkai Inspires Lower Mids

Rebecca Makkai visited English classes last Thursday.

Alex Cheng ’23

January 22, 2020

On Thursday, January 16, the Nalen Fund brought renowned author Rebecca Makkai to Hotchkiss. The Fund, established by the Nalen family to cultivate and encourage the appreciation of writing and reading, has sponsored awards and numerous speaker events in the past. Professor Jeff Nunokawa of Princeton...

Students Ring in the Lunar New Year

Last year’s celebrations had increased participation from parents of students.

Isabel Su ’22, News Editor

January 22, 2020

The aroma of a variety of traditional dishes from across Asia provided by students’ parents greeted people as they passed by the Student Center last Saturday for a celebration of the Lunar New Year. Community members were able to enjoy the food as well as activities such as sparklers, karaoke, and...

Model UN Competes at Yale

Sander Kuijs ’21, News Editor

January 22, 2020

Students who represent Hotchkiss at the 46th Yale Model United Nations will receive the chance to simulate shaping the world through diplomacy. The contest is being held from January 23-26 at Yale University. Model UN (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations’ General Assembly, in which students...

Fires Wreak Havoc in Australia

Arhan Chhabra ’22, Design Editor

January 22, 2020

Since June of last year, fires have burned across New South Wales (NSW), prompting the government of Australia to declare a national state of emergency. While bushfires are common during the spring and summer, the NSW fire service regards these as the “worst in memory.” The fires were exacerbated...

Students “Keepin’ it Real” on MLK Day

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

January 22, 2020

Every January, the school comes together to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with speakers and workshops. Martin Luther King (MLK) Day is a time for community members to learn about history and celebrate their identities. This year, MLK Day fell on Monday, January 20. Programming...