The Hotchkiss Record

Alum Leads Workshop on LGBTQ Issues

Billy Meneses ’22

May 15, 2019

Community members gathered in the Watson common room last Thursday for the latest installment in the Watson Workshop series. The workshops are designed to educate people who want to know more about LGBTQ issues. Although Watson is not an LGBTQ-exclusive space, its role as a home for students of all...

Bow Tie Bowl Challenges Competitors

Felix Bao ’21, Sachin Umashankar ’21, and Andrew Yang ’21 compete in a Bow Tie Bowl match last Thursday.

May 1, 2019

Kurt Vonnegut, Las Meninas, the Beatles, and surface tension are all topics that teams competing in 2019’s Bow Tie Bowl may face. The Bow Tie Bowl is an annual trivia tournament created 20 years ago by Mr. Lou Pressman, retired instructor in philosophy & religion. The event raises money for a different...

Blood Drive Shows Bearcat Spirit

Olivia King ’19 supports Maggie Ottenbreit ’20 as she donates blood at the drive.

Isabel Su ’22, News Editor

May 1, 2019

Amidst a blood shortage in Connecticut, community members were so eager to donate that a waitlist had to be created. St. Luke’s Society hosted their annual Red Cross Blood Drive in Fowle Gym on Monday, April 15th from 1:45 to 7:00 p.m. Across the United States, someone needs a blood donation every...

Debaters Compete at Worlds

Claire Wang ’21

May 1, 2019

This year’s World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship (WIDPSC) was the final chance for Annabelle Duval ’19, co-captain of the Speech and Debate team, to represent Hotchkiss at an international competition. From April 11 to 17, Duval and Alexander McLane ’20 competed at the 31st...

Asian-American Footsteps Conference Comes to Campus

Three students participate in the Microaggressions: Unpacking and Addressing the Hidden Messages workshop.

Eric Jin ’22, Features Editor

May 1, 2019

Over 500 students from 37 independent schools roamed the halls of Main Building, many having traveled up to four hours to attend the 9th annual Asian American Footsteps Conference (AAFC). This year, the school hosted the AAFC on April 14th, with the theme “Our Stories, Our Impact, Our Future.” The...

Community Conversations on Diversity

Meghana Annamaneni ’21 & Reece Yang ’21

May 1, 2019

For Dr. Rachel Myers, director of diversity and inclusion, an unexpected friendship sparked the idea for an initiative to bring the school closer together. While sweating through HIIT workouts and collaborating at work, Dr. Myers and Ms. Nancy Vaughan, wellness administrator, have formed a friendship...

Bearcats Celebrate Eco Day

Mr. Jason Maier and Brendon Stalleart ’22 help Nani Veluchamy ’22 pick up trash on the side of the road.

Ha Trang Tran ’22

May 1, 2019

As the reality of climate change becomes ever more pressing, students and faculty gathered to engage in activities contributing to the local environment. On April 25, Students for Environmental Action (SEA) collaborated with St. Luke’s to organize the annual Eco Day. The day began with an address...

Local Figures Come to Hotchkiss for Discussion

Samarth Puthanmadhom '22

April 20, 2019

The Hotchkiss Democrats and Hotchkiss Republicans recently focused on issues local to Salisbury, Connecticut. On April 8, 2019, a Small Government Symposium was held here at Hotchkiss, in which politicians and citizens involved in local politics participated in panel discussions on the impact of population dec...

Tri-State Mini Maker Faire

Mr. Brad Faus, director of visual arts, demonstrates the laser cutter in the EFX Lab.

Emily Bukowski ’22

April 11, 2019

On Monday morning, students walking through the Science Building might have come across lingering smells of plasma, fertilizer, and helium, left over from the weekend. For the second year in a row, the Tri-State Mini Maker Faire was held on campus. The Faire showcases experiments, projects, hobbies,...

Zuckerberg Promises Privacy Overhaul

Billy Meneses ’22

April 11, 2019

Embattled Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been under the microscope ever since the revelation that his company shared users’ data without their knowledge. Since then, he has proposed improvements to privacy on the multi-billion dollar platform, yet the company continued to fail to protect...

Day of Activities for Health and Wellness

Ha Trang Tran ’22

April 11, 2019

At boarding school, students face rigorous schedules and intense pressure to succeed. Some students struggle with their mental health in this environment, making it crucial that communities provide students with the tools they need to thrive. On Wednesday, March 6, the school hosted a Wellness Day...

Science Olympiad Competes at States

David Lloyd George ’20 created a mousetrap vehicle.

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...