The Hotchkiss Record

Newly Inaugurated Clubs and Affinity Groups

Vivian Shi ’23

October 16, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year is starting with ten more fresh student-driven groups such as the Creative Music Association, Glasswing, Hotchkiss Law Society are some of these new clubs and there are so many more!Dance Club, started by Isabelle Su ’22, Stella Ren ’22, and Aurora Smedvig ’22, is...

In Brief: Senior Carnival

Kate Danaher ’22

October 14, 2019

Loud music and the smell of hot dogs greeted everyone who attended this year’s lively Senior Carnival. The planning for Senior Carnival began in June and continued throughout the summer.  Maggie Smith ’20 and Carter Day ’20 worked alongside Ms. Amanda McClure, Senior class dean, and the ...

Updated Almanac Brings Changes for the 2019-20 Year

Updated Almanac Brings Changes for the 2019-20 Year

Nicholas Lorentzen ’20, President, Design Editor

August 27, 2019

The Record's President, Nicholas Lorentzen, has compared the newest edition of The Almanac, with its predecessor and found three important changes for the student body to be aware of.

Max Limit, Max Damage: The Boeing 737 MAX

YY Cher '20

May 27, 2019

You may have heard of the 2 crashes related to the Boeing’s new narrowbody plane on the market, the Boeing 737 MAX. However, the plane isn’t exactly new, rather it is a modern redesign of a plane that is more than 50 years old. The Lion Air 610 crash on October 29, 2018, and the Ethiopian Airline...

We Need Inslee

Carter Moyer '20

May 27, 2019

You have probably never heard of him. Mainstream news sources are ignoring him in favor of Buttigieg or Biden, liberal sources are focused on Bernie and Warren, and let’s be real, not many at Hotchkiss are reading Democracy Now! or The Nation. That and few people outside of the Pacific Northwest would know of him anyway. However, he’s served for 15 years in Congress representing the state of Washington, is currently serving his second term as Washington’s governor, and is running as a candidate in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary.

A Dash to the Finish: Track and Field at New Englands

Kyle Roshankish '20

May 27, 2019

In quiet Lakeville, the Hotchkiss Track and Field team woke at the crack of dawn to put on an electric show at the 2019 New England Championship meet at Loomis Chaffee, which welcomed teams from around the area including several Founders League Rivals, such as Choate and Deerfield. Both the Boys and th...

A Common Misconception About the Pro-Choice Stance

Arabella Katz '20

May 27, 2019

On May 15, Alabama lawmakers passed a law that prohibits abortions in the state at every stage of pregnancy. It includes exceptions for women whose health is at serious risk, but does not include exceptions for victims of rape or incest. In line with the current holding in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which ruled that the government can regulate abortion as long as it does not place an “undue burden” on a woman, the Alabama law would punish doctors, not patients. Doctors would be sentenced to up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion, which in many cases is more years than a rapist would serve.

Chicks With Guns Inspires Students

Grace Helm '21

May 27, 2019

Lindsay McCrum ’75 returned to the Hotchkiss campus 43 years after graduating to share her artwork with current visual arts and photography students. Her exhibit, ‘Chicks with Guns,’ pictures women firearm owners from across the country.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ranked by Editors

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ranked by Editors

Arhan Chhabra '22 and Toby Pouler '20

May 13, 2019

With the recent release of “Avengers: Endgame,” Arhan Chhabra and Toby Pouler discuss and rank all 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This article does not contain any spoilers for any of the recent films. Iron ManThe film that started it all. Iron Man was an instant classic...

Former Neo-Nazi Speaks at Hotchkiss

Former Neo-Nazi Speaks at Hotchkiss

Samarth Puthanmadhom '22

May 13, 2019

Last Thursday, May 2, was Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance day. On this day, Hotchkiss invited speaker TM Garret, a former Neo-Nazi, member of the KKK, and White Supremacist, who spoke on his experience recovering from hate. Now, he is a humans rights activist who founded the non-profit organiz...

The UNC-Charlotte Shooting: Where do we go from here?

The UNC-Charlotte Shooting: Where do we go from here?

Liv Parsons '21

May 11, 2019

“That was just who he was”, said Mrs. Henry-Howell, mother to Riley Howell, whose life was tragically taken in the recent shooting on the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte campus (The New York Times). On Tuesday, April 30, a UNC student opened fire on a crowded college classroom. The ...

Students Stage Sit-In in Deans’ Wing

Ally Fertig '20

May 10, 2019

On Monday, April 29, students held a sit-in in the Deans’ Wing to encourage the administration to respond to student concerns about support in the wake of hate incidents, both within the community and in the outside world. Students remained silent in the Deans’ Wing until the Administration agreed...