The Hotchkiss Record

We Are One Community

Ryan Perrenoud, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2020

Upon my arrival at Hotchkiss in the summer of 2011, as the spouse of an incoming math teacher with three small children, I realized this was to be an eye-opening experience. I grew up in a smaller conservative town on the West coast and had voted Republican my entire life. I have been politically active ...

Don’t Wait Until Your Senior Spring

Carter Moyer ’20, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2020

Since I was a Prep, I have heard of the fabled “Senior Spring,” a time when grades and test scores and eye-catching extracurriculars would no longer have to be chosen with college applications in mind. I soon developed my own “Senior bucket list:” swim across the lake, act in a black box, give ...

Why the U.S. Will Fail to Open Up

Protests against lockdowns have spread across the nation.

Michael Zhang '21, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2020

With a staggering 36 million unemployment claims since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Americans are desperate for society to reopen and for money to flow again. Take, for instance, the protests against lockdown rules. Moreover, the famed trillion-dollar relief package passed by the federal government, the ...

Debunking “The Hotchkiss Republicans Report”

Debunking “The Hotchkiss Republicans Report”

Arabella Katz ’20 & Diana Reiss ’20, Contributing Writers

May 18, 2020

During the confusing and difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic, political clubs in our community have remained in full swing virtually. In the midst of this global crisis, these clubs serve an even greater purpose: to educate our community about a calamity that pervades every level of politics, from t...

U.S. Missed Opportunities to “Flatten the Curve”

U.S. Missed Opportunities to “Flatten the Curve”

James Yae ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

On February 15, there were 15 COVID-19 cases in the United States. On March 10, there were 994. On April 27, the number of confirmed cases exceeded one million. Without doubt, the U.S. has failed to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases and deaths because it neglected to implement aggressive testing...

U.S. Government Ending Lockdown: Is This the Right Decision?

Recent protests have challenged state lockdowns.

Armaan Haji ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

Some people believe that COVID-19 is coming to an end in the U.S. and that the economy should start to reopen. In fact, states such as Georgia, Florida, and Texas have already started by opening restaurants, parks, and other small businesses. This begs the question: Is ending lockdown the right choic...

Reviving Classical Music

Chineke! Orchestra is a professional orchestra made up of black and minority ethnic musicians that provides career opportunities for musicians of underrepresented ethnicity.  

Tomoya Furutani ’23, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2020

In the past century, the classical music industry has seen a rapid decline in its popularity. Diminishing demands for concerts have caused many orchestras around the world to file for bankruptcy, like the Philadelphia Orchestra among many others. Today, orchestras rely heavily on individual and insti...

Conditionally American: The Rise of Anti-Asian Racism Amid COVID-19

Jia Liang Sun-Wang, based in Spain, holds a sign in response to coronavirus-based discrimination.

Alex Cheng ’23

April 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has struck constant fear into billions of lives around the world. Families have been distraught over loved ones whom they now cannot approach. Millions have been left without jobs, money, and food, while also being locked away in their homes, losing their autonomy and freedom....

The Silver Lining of the COVID-19 Cloud

Ben Dao ’22, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2020

First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst things that has happened in years. Thousands have died, many industries have closed, companies have filed for bankruptcy, and like our dear Hotchkiss, almost all schools are closed. Ahead are still times o...

COVID-19 and the US Stock Market: How Investors Can Capitalize

COVID-19 and the US Stock Market: How Investors Can Capitalize

Armaan Haji ’23, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2020

“Coronavirus: …  Dow, S&P 500 in Worst Day since 1987,” “Worst First: Dow Jones Industrial Average On Pace For Deepest Q1 Loss in History as End of Quarter Looms,” and “Dow and US stocks plunge again: March 16, 2020,” are just a few of the headlines that have surfaced since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United S...

Equal Access, Not Equal Attitude

Eve Kantaros '21, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

Eve Kantaros ’21 recently conducted an all-school survey as a component of her winter co-curricular research project on common sports related injuries.Title IX, implemented in 1972, forbids educational systems from discriminating on the basis of sex. Since its implementation, according to Women’s Sports ...

How We Kneel Down to Fast Fashion

Jessica Kim ’21, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

It’s not an exaggeration to say that one of the busiest places in our campus is the mail room. Whether it’s a week before the Halloween dance, Homecoming, Blue and White, Senior dance, or the numerous events that require special costumes or a dress code, the package room fills with boxes from clot...