The Hotchkiss Record

China’s Relationship with Hotchkiss

China’s Relationship  with Hotchkiss

Jared Hall

May 15, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Hearing a range of student reactions to Royce Shey’s article, “Why I’m Terrified to Live in China” on China’s social credit system, has reinforced my view that there are more than simply “two sides” to the discussion about China and its relevance for the twenty-first century world. I hope...

Support Diverse Opinions in the Classroom: How teachers can ensure a welcoming environment

Support Diverse Opinions in the Classroom:  How teachers can ensure  a welcoming environment

Lily Yang ’21

May 15, 2019


Filed under Opinions

At Hotchkiss, we value a diversity of backgrounds and opinions. In our courses, we partake in class discussions which prompt us to listen to others’ beliefs so that we may form our own. However, these discussions are moderated by teachers, and I’ve come to an unfortunate realization about them -...

Attack the Argument, Not the Author

Royce Shey '21

May 15, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Dear Editors: Since the publication of my article, “Why I’m Terrified to Live in China,” in the last issue of The Record, I have had several opportunities to engage in dialogue with people of differing viewpoints. The Record gave me the opportunity to present my opinion regarding the social credit...

Becoming a Leader (and All That Entails)

Becoming a Leader (and All That Entails)

Grace Helm ’21

May 15, 2019


Filed under Opinions

As the summer months rapidly approach, it dawns on many Hotchkiss students - me included - that their days together on campus are coming to an end. Seniors struggle to grasp the fact that they will never return to this campus as a full class again and scramble to check off the last items on their “Hotchkiss...

Why I’m Terrified to Live in China

Why I’m Terrified to Live in China

Royce Shey ’21

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

During the 20th and 21st century, China has experienced rapid economic development and growth, transforming from a third-world country into an international superpower. Now, China is the world’s largest economy, with a burgeoning middle class. It is home to the world’s fastest-growing economic and...

Stay True to Our Motto: Don’t Be Scared to Speak Up

Stay True to Our Motto:  Don’t Be Scared to Speak Up

Michael Zhang ’21

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinions

“Guided by each other, let us seek better paths.” As students, we recognize this principle as one of Hotchkiss’ defining strengths. Specifically, by using our diverse student body as a resource, we can reach higher understandings about the world than we would alone. However, in the current political...

Get Out of the Weeds

Carter Moyer ’20

April 18, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

Poll after poll, a majority of Democratic voters say they are looking for a candidate with “electability” - someone who can run against President Trump and win - even if the candidate in question disagrees with them on policies. They would be senseless not to. After a rigged primary election in 20...

A Tale of Two Chambers

A Tale of Two Chambers

Carter Moyer ’20

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinions

For close to a decade, the U.S. government has been in disarray. Bills stalled in committee, a series of government shutdowns, and a Congress that isn’t acting in the interests of the American people.  All of this dysfunction is the result of one man, and it’s not the president. A multitude of...

No Collusion!

Walker Perrenound ’22

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinions

On Monday, March 24, Attorney General William Barr submitted a summary of the report conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In it, Barr reports that the investigation did not find that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence...

The Golan Heights: An International Blunder

The Golan Heights: An International Blunder

Robert Phillips ’20

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinions

President Trump recently signed a presidential proclamation that the United States will acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights - something past administrations and the international community have avoided. The Golan Heights is a controversial region strategically located along Israel’s...

Taking Control of the United States’ Immigration Crisis

Taking Control of the United States’ Immigration Crisis

Fernando Elizondo-Junco ’19

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Immigration is a hot topic in today’s political world and for good reason. The United States has a severe problem with illegal aliens crossing its southern border. If this immigration crisis is not addressed, the country will continue to suffer, both economically and socially. The argument I hear...

Border Security: An Unnecessary Distraction

Reece Yang ’21

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinions

President Trump first uttered the now infamous “build the wall” line in the fall of 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, before he won the presidential election and placed his left hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States, ready to serve the nation. But now, after two yea...