The Hotchkiss Record

Science Olympiad Competes at States

Science Olympiad Competes at States

Emily Buetner ’22

April 11, 2019

The room holds its breath as David Lloyd George ’20 drops a ping pong ball into a complicated contraption. If the machine works correctly, a sequence of actions will cause a motor to raise a square platform with a single nine-volt battery on top. Lloyd George competed in the Mission Possible event...

College Admission Scandal Shakes the Nation

College Admission Scandal Shakes the Nation

Sander Kuijs ’21 & Eric Jin ’22

April 11, 2019

America’s largest college admission scandal has ignited outrage among students across the country. On Tuesday, March 12, more than 50 people were charged with bribery and fraud for their efforts to secure college admission for their children. An FBI investigation nicknamed “Operation Varsity Blues”...

Community Welcomes Admitted Students

Isabel Su ’22

April 11, 2019

As the lyrics to “Fair Hotchkiss” rang through Elfers Hall, admitted students and their families joined current students, locking arms and swaying from side-to-side. Over 253 accepted students filled the halls on March 29, April 1, and April 5, for 2019’s “Hello, Hotchkiss!” revisit days,...

Virginia Politicians Embroiled in Scandals

Virginia Politicians Embroiled in Scandals

Tina Deng ’21

March 7, 2019

Since last month, the Virginia state government has been rocked by accusations of racist behavior by Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, and sexual assault allegations against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. On February 1, Big League Politics, a far-right investigative website, repo...

Congress Debates AOC’s Green New Deal

Congress Debates AOC’s Green New Deal

Billy Meneses ’22

March 7, 2019

The average global temperature has risen almost 10 times faster over the last century than in any other century in the past 5,000 years. The Green New Deal, a set of programs proposed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey tackling climate change and economic inequality, pledg...

Women Sue Yale Over Exclusive Fraternities

Ha Trang Tran ’22

March 7, 2019

Across the Ivy League, the prominence of Greek life varies. Across the country, however, fraternities and sororities continue to create controversy over sexual misconduct and hazing.  Now, students have come forward to critique the larger issue of whether the culture and social networking that goes on...

Debaters Compete at St. Sebastian’s

Isabel Su ’22

March 7, 2019

Superheroes, aliens, and vegetarianism were only some of the topics deliberated over by eight students at a debate tournament two weeks ago at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, MA. The annual tournament brought together prep schools from throughout New England, including Andover, Choate, Groton, ...

Fair Celebrates Diverse Cultures at Hotchkiss

Fair Celebrates Diverse Cultures at Hotchkiss

Felix Bao ’21

March 7, 2019

At a boarding school, students often yearn for traditions from home, whether it be the food, games, or clothing. On February 24, Linkage and St. Luke’s Society encouraged students to bring their home to school by hosting the Cultural Fair in the Main Hallway and the Student Center. The Cultural Fa...

Preston Lecture Addresses “Community”

Meera Kasturi ’22

March 7, 2019

How do photographs of Minnesota relate to the idea of community? They help demonstrate how the definition of community has changed throughout the past century. On February 27, Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, chair and professor of interdisciplinary studies and coordinator of American Studies at Salem S...

Faculty and Staff Honored for Dedication to the Community

Samarth Puthanmadhom '22

February 25, 2019

As Hotchkiss recognizes its students for their academic achievements, we must also acknowledge the faculty and staff whose contributions have bettered the school. On February 5, the annual Anniversary Awards Ceremony took place. Various members of the Hotchkiss faculty and staff were recognized for t...

“Angst” Screening Raises Awareness of Stress and Anxiety

Royce Shey '21

February 25, 2019

Mental health has always been at the forefront of conversations about student well-being at Hotchkiss, whether it be in Human Development classrooms or in club meetings. On February 3, the Bring Change to Mind club furthered this discussion by hosting a screening of the film, Angst. The 2017, 56-minut...

Professor Jeff Nunokawa Inspires Students

Bea Kiggen '19

February 25, 2019

As the first guest speaker for the Nalen Writing Program, Professor Jeff Nunokawa of Princeton University, brightened campus on Thursday and Friday, February 7 and 8, with his energetic presence, passion for writing, and extensive knowledge of literature. The Nalen Writing Program was founded in 2018 by ...