The Hotchkiss Record

Seniority Must Stay

Seniority Must Stay

Danny Gilbane ’24, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

It is reasonable that Preps, who have the least experience at the school, should not have the same privileges and responsibilities as the Seniors. Therefore, it is perfectly reasonable for the Class of...

America Should Have Stayed in Afghanistan

America Should Have Stayed in Afghanistan

Maadhavan Prasanna ’25, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

“I am in my house, and I feel like I have no home. I miss the little things I used to do that I can never do again: go to a bookstore alone, sit in a cafe and talk to people,”(New York Times). These...

Its Time to Fix Food Deliveries on Campus

It’s Time to Fix Food Deliveries on Campus

Parth Jain ’24, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

      “My Mizza’s delivery order is missing from the Security tent. If anyone took it, please give it back.” Sounds familiar?         These all-school emails have become a common occurrence....

Politicians and Parents: Hands Off of our Education

Politicians and Parents: Hands Off of our Education

Lauren McLane '22, News Editor December 10, 2021

  It seems everything is becoming increasingly politicized these days, and politics are increasingly devolving into a game of divide and conquer. With the onset of Covid-19, school board meetings have...

Lift Restrictions on Lowerclass Student WiFi

Lift Restrictions on Lowerclass Student WiFi

James Sum ’25, Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

You are frantically mashing at your keyboard, desperately trying to complete your English essay as you eye the clock. It reads 10:44 PM and it seems almost plausible that you will be able to type the final...

Our Grading System Needs a Change

Our Grading System Needs a Change

Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor November 12, 2021

While art, athletics, and relationships can be judged with a variety of factors, our academic career is evaluated by a single number: our Grade Point Average (GPA). At the school, it is an unweighted measurement...

The Debate on Seniority

Stella Ren ’22 , Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

Traditions are not rules. They do not need enforcement. Unlike rules, we can choose whether or not to participate in them. Likewise, a fun signature of student life is vastly different from an obsession...

Cancel “Cancel Culture” on Campus

Peyton Wexler ’22, Contributing Writer October 28, 2021

“Cancel culture” is the phenomenon of holding influencers, brands,  and even shows and movies publicly accountable for remarks or ideologies that are considered offensive. “Cancelling” a social...

Fixing Social Media Addiction in Teens

Fixing Social Media Addiction in Teens

Maadhavan Prasanna ’25, Contributing Writer October 28, 2021

Social media’s contributions to society are undeniable. It has empowered small businesses and allowed friends and family to stay connected during a global pandemic. However, the companies behind the...

Connecticut Must Re-think its Masking Laws

Maadhavan Prasanna '25, Contributing Writer October 15, 2021

Masks have played a critical role in protecting against COVID-19, but their time is up. Masks are causing more pain and inconvenience than they are helping our community with safety against COVID-19. Connecticut’s...

Its Time to Change the No-Chance Policy

It’s Time to Change the No-Chance Policy

Peyton Wexler '22, Contributing Writer October 15, 2021

All-School Presidents Sydney Goldstein ’22 and Izhaar Rosa ’22 opened Stu-Fac last Monday with a new proposal to replace the School’s No-Chance Policy regarding the use of drugs and alcohol. According...

Americas Problem with  Government Shutdowns

America’s Problem with Government Shutdowns

Chase Dobson '23, Contributing Writer October 15, 2021

The leaves are turning brown, students are wearing sweaters, and the United States government is threatening to shut down operations. It must be autumn. On October 1, President Biden signed a spending...

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