The Hotchkiss Record

Apathy Trumps Justice

Apathy Trumps Justice

Robert Phillips ’20

November 7, 2019

On Friday, October 25, President Trump spoke at Benedict College at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum, organized by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center. Benedict College is a 150-year-old HBCU (historically black college or university) in Columbus, South Carolina. The 20/20 Bipartisan...

All in for Affirmative Action

All in for Affirmative Action

Charlotte Urquhart ’21

November 7, 2019

The phrase “affirmative action” was first used in a speech by John F. Kennedy in a 1961 executive order designed to ensure minorities equal opportunity in employment and pay. Many universities implemented affirmative action programs of their own after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....

The Juul Problem

The Juul Problem

Michael Zhang ’21

November 7, 2019

In 2004, two graduate students studying design at Stanford, James Monsees and Adam Bowen, befriended each other on a smoke break. One thing the pair had in common was that they both struggled with nicotine addiction and wanted out. They came up with an idea: design a safer nicotine-delivery product as...

Keep Tradition in the Supreme Court

Walker Perrenoud ’22

November 7, 2019

Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has a unique vision for the Supreme Court. He plans on challenging decades of tradition by increasing the number of justices by from nine to 15 justices, by nominating five Democrats, five Republicans, and five independents. This is...

Learn How to Listen

Grace Helm ’21

October 24, 2019

As a result of a community that constantly questions and challenges what is widely accepted, Hotchkiss has always been an increasingly diverse space. We strive to create an environment in which each individual feels welcomed and at home. For years, alumni have upheld this culture and championed change,...

The Linchpin of the Middle East

The Linchpin of the Middle East

Walker Perreoud

October 24, 2019

On October 6, the White House announced the President’s plan to pull US forces out of northern Syria, a highly volatile region with fighting between Turkish forces and the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (which until now received support from the United States). This withdrawal comes at a critical...

Why Prep Fall Should be Pass-Fail

Carter Moyer ’20 and Lily Yang ’21

October 23, 2019

The first marking period of the year has come to an end, and with its conclusion comes a myriad of feelings. Hotchkiss students charged head-first into the year, and their ‘warm-up’ period is officially over. While many students have been through this period many times over, it is a brand new experience...

The Case for Biden

The Case for Biden

Langston Harris ’21

October 23, 2019

Every Democrat’s top goal in the 2020 election cycle is to beat President Trump, or at least it should be. To do so, the party needs a candidate who can win back the swing states that went to Trump in 2016: Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. That candidate is former Vice President Joe Biden....

The Revival of Olympians and Pythians

The Revival of Olympians and Pythians

Isabel Su ’22

October 23, 2019

Olympians and Pythians has been a time-honored tradition at Hotchkiss for many years. It was revitalized last year by former All-School Presidents Daniel Pai ’19 and Caitlin Reilly ’19. Students with an even graduating year are Pythians, while students with odd graduating years are Olympians. Faculty...

Kavanaugh Revisted

Kavanaugh Revisted

Royce Shey ’21

October 10, 2019

Recently, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s ability to serve as one of the seven members of the Supreme Court was once again called into question, after two new allegations of sexual assault surfaced in a newly published book. After an investigation by the Senate Intelligence committee, the...

A Different Kind of Feminism

Rena Peng ’22

October 10, 2019

In the United States, some attach a negative connotation to the term "feminism." When we hear the term ‘feminazis’, images of raging nude women parading the streets of New York City come to mind. This is usually in the context of white women in the United States. But I can tell you that feminism...

Let’s Return to Diplomacy

Let’s Return to Diplomacy

Claire Wang ’21

October 9, 2019

On September 20, the U.S. government announced that it would send additional troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to an attack on Saudi oil facilities. President Trump has blamed the attack on Iran, announcing new sanctions against Iran’s central bank and its sovereign wealth...