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Twitter Needs Reform. Can Musk Get it Done?

Twitter Needs Reform. Can Musk Get it Done?

Sophie Elliot, News Editor May 19, 2022

Many liberal and centrist commentators have expressed outrage at Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter. Musk, a right-wing self-proclaimed free speech absolutist, vows to enhance free speech protection...

Re-Thinking Violent Crime in Chicago

Re-Thinking Violent Crime in Chicago

Maccoy Barry '23 May 19, 2022

Since the start of 2022, Chicago has already seen over 16,551 separate instances of violent crime. Not only is this one of the highest rates of violent crime among major U.S. cities, it is also a historically...

France Isn’t Out of the Woods Yet

France Isn’t Out of the Woods Yet

Maadhavan Prasana '25, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Moderates and leftists across France and the entire Western world breathed a sigh of relief on April 24. Emmanuel Macron had been re-elected as President of the French Republic after a tense battle with...

Don’t Count Peloton Out. It’s Just Getting Started.

Don’t Count Peloton Out. It’s Just Getting Started.

Armaan Haji ’23, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

During the pandemic, Peloton, an at-home tech and fitness company, soared in value. Although it certainly had a large dip in usage and revenue post-pandemic, I believe that Peloton’s value will rebound...

We Need To Talk About Physical Discipline

We Need To Talk About Physical Discipline

Ryoto Furutani '25 May 19, 2022

“Is it OK to physically punish children for the purpose of discipline?” People have various answers to this question. According to a survey of 116 Hotchkiss students, while 57.4% of students are opposed...

Residents in Shanghai have faced strict quarantine restrictions as part of the government’s attempt to rid the country of Covid-19.

China’s Zero Covid Policy Has Done Enough Harm

Anonymous April 28, 2022

Ever since the first Covid-19 outbreak two years ago, China has taken hard-line measures to contain the pandemic. As the rest of the world returns to normal, with many countries lifting restrictions and...

The World’s Next Grave Threat Isn’t Getting Enough Attention

The World’s Next Grave Threat Isn’t Getting Enough Attention

Ryoto Furutani '25 April 28, 2022

Amidst a multitude of issues that our generation must tackle, one of them stands out. It’s not a hot-button topic — like climate change, violence, poverty, or pollution — that receives endless coverage...

Consumer Price Index in the United States

Welcome to the Era of American Inflation

Aaliyah Wang '25 April 28, 2022

Today, we live in an economy that is constantly changing. However, the most salient change is the increased prices for almost everything we purchase in the past few months. The high inflation rates will...

Former President Lula and President Bolsonaro

In October, Brazil Must Pick Its Poison

Devon Christian '24, Contributing Writer April 14, 2022

The future of Brazil looks dark. Brazil has gone from being a military dictatorship to a republic, from being one of the most promising countries in the developing world to being tainted with corruption...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at CPAC.

Florida Takes a Step Backward with ‘Don’t Say Gay’

Sophie Elliot '24, Staff Writer April 14, 2022

Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s most recent socially conservative policy, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, completely censors LGBTQ-related discussions in schools. The legislature ensures that...

In Defense of the Disciplinary Committee

In Defense of the Disciplinary Committee

Anonymous April 10, 2022

The Record is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Opinions essay. We have done so at the request of the author, whose identity is known to us and who could face harmful repercussions by its...

Ukrainian forces have mounted a stiff defense to the Russian invasion.

The Invasion of Ukraine Was Preventable

Sophie Elliott '24 March 4, 2022

The devastating consequences of the current Russian invasion in Ukraine are evident. Russian forces advance to Kiev, the death toll continues to rise, and many analysts question whether the conflict will...

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