The Hotchkiss Record

Students Win Top Journalism Awards

Students Win Top Journalism Awards

Ally Fertig '20, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

This fall, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced the 2018 Gold Circle Awards for excellence in journalism for work published in student publications. Nicholas Lorentzen ’20, Tina Guo ’19, and Michael Zhang ’21 received top honors for their individual work in last year’s The Hotch...

Students Meet Political Candidates

Ally Fertig '20, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Midterm Election Coverage, News, Online Exclusives

Rarely do high school students have the opportunity to meet politicians and ask them questions, as Hotchkiss students recently had the opportunity to do. On Tuesday, October 9, students and faculty visited Noble Horizons to listen to Maria Horn and Jahana Hayes discuss their respective campaigns for ...

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Thad Gray, State Treasurer Candidate

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Thad Gray, State Treasurer Candidate

Bea Kiggen '19, Digital Content Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Midterm Election Coverage, News, Online Exclusives

On Tuesday, November 6, voters in Connecticut will have the opportunity to elect a new State Treasurer for the first time in 20 years. The current State Treasurer, Democrat Denise Nappier, will not to seek re-election after serving five terms in office. The candidate for the Republican Party, Mr. Thad ...

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Maria Horn, State Rep Candidate

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Maria Horn, State Rep Candidate

Alex McLane '20, Digital Content Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Midterm Election Coverage, News, Online Exclusives

This November 6, citizens of the northwestern corner of Connecticut will be faced with many choices on their midterm election ballots. One of these decisions will be for State Representative. Ms. Maria Horn, former prosecutor, local Democrat, and mother of Max Quinn '19, Abby Quinn '17, and Maude Quinn...

The Red Carpet Comes to Hotchkiss

The Red Carpet Comes to Hotchkiss

Ally Fertig '20, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


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Weeks before its release to the public, the highly anticipated and long-awaited movie, In Search of Greatness, came to Hotchkiss for a special screening this past Saturday. Gabe Polsky ’98, the director of the film, brought his newest movie as a gift to the Hotchkiss community. Polsky previou...

Read the Student Impact Statement for the New Inter-dorming Policy

October 16, 2018


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Provided by Daniel Pai '19 and Caitlin Reilly '19The Hotchkiss School Student-Faculty Government11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT 06039Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Administrators and Faculty MembersThe Hotchkiss School11 Interlaken Rd.Lakeville, CT 06039  ...

New Artwork Arrives on Campus

Ally Fertig '20, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

Alongside new incoming students, a new piece of artwork arrived at campus at the start of school. Alison Saar’s Black Bottom Print was purchased by the school as part of the alumnae print project.The process to purchase a print began at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year when a gr...

Fall Holiday Honors Class of 1953

Meghana Annamaneni

October 15, 2018


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Walker auditorium was full of excited students on the night of Wednesday, October 1, as Mr. Craig Bradley, head of school, announced the annual fall holiday. At 9:30 p.m., students received an email from Mr. Bradley announcing an immediate meeting.  Screams of excitement filled campus as students quick...

New Inter-dorm Policy Enacted

New Inter-dorm Policy Enacted

October 9, 2018


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 Two weeks ago on Monday, September 17, tensions grew between administration and students in a Stu-Fac discussion about the new inter-dorming policy. The meeting was intended to give students the opportunity to express concerns directly to members of the administration. Many students left t...

Ms. Phyllis Gapinski Retires After 19 Years at Hotchkiss

Ms. Phyllis Gapinski Retires After 19 Years at Hotchkiss

Kavi Sarna '21

October 9, 2018


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On September 28th, Ms. Phyllis Gapinski, housekeeping supervisor, left the school to retire to South Carolina. In November of 1999, Ms. Gapinski joined Hotchkiss as the housekeeping supervisor and remained in that role for 19 years. No one has yet been selected to fill her position.As housekeepin...

Bluestockings Hosts Prep Senior Tea

Ally Fertig '20, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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On Friday, September 21, joy and excitement filled Harris House as Prep and Senior girls gathered for the annual Prep Senior Tea, hosted by Bluestockings. As the girls sipped tea and snacked on cookies and donuts, they answered discussion-starter questions and shared experiences.Bluestockings is a club tha...

An Updated Timeline of Administrative and Student Leader Response to Inter-dorming Policy

October 9, 2018


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A Timeline of Administrative and Student Leader Response to Concerns about the Inter-dorming Policy provided by Daniel Pai ’19 and Caitlin Reilly ’19Visit our past timeline to learn more about events regarding changes in the Inter-Dorming policy before September 17: September 27, 2018: Ad-Hoc C...