The Hotchkiss Record

Letter to the Editor: A Response to Arguments Against Chapel and Class Meeting

Letter to the Editor: A Response to Arguments Against Chapel and Class Meeting

Jiahua Chen '20, Carter Moyer '20, and David Vega '20

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Re: “A Plea from Overscheduled Students” (Opinions, November 1, 2018): In a recent Record article, James Horrocks ’19 and Harry Roepers ’19 made the case for making Chapel and class meetings optional. They argued that Chapel and class meetings are unproductive uses of time. They claimed that...

All People are Created Equal

All People are Created Equal

Eric Jin '22

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” However, President Donald Trump now seeks to deprive newborn souls on our soil of these rig...

President Trump’s Potential Primary Opponents

President Trump’s Potential Primary Opponents

Lily Yang '21

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Many have speculated whether President Trump will have Republican competitors to run against in the 2020 elections. Media has circled around some who have already publicly announced their interest in competing for the presidency. While most have not denied interest, none have committed to campaigns. I...

Democrats Search for President Trump’s Foil

Democrats Search for President Trump’s Foil

Carter Moyer '20

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

At the midterms, Democrats took back the House of Representatives with a net gain of 41 seats, but to them, the fight has only just begun. All eyes are on the 2020 general election. A majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s job performance: a recent Gallop poll had his disapproval ratin...

An Appeal from Blue and White

An Appeal from Blue and White

Blue and White Heads

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

This article was written by all eight of the Blue and White Society Heads: Hattie Childs ’19, Nick Fallon ’19, Ben Meyers ’19, Bradford Rawlings ’19, Maggie Smith ’20, Nick Traggio ’20, Max Quinn ’19, and Ashton Welch ’19. The article was written in response to the Administration’s new res...

The Importance of Bearcat Pride

The Importance of Bearcat Pride

Cyrus Farmaian ’21

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Members of the community are proud of our school spirit, and rightfully so. Most students and faculty alike enjoy supporting our teams and it is never hard to convince friends to go to a game. All it takes is a trip to an under-the-lights-game or one step inside the Mars Athletic Center (MAC) during ...

Communication is Key

Carter Moyer '20

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions

At Hotchkiss, Spirit Week and Taft Day are not just important, but sacred. The campus many of us call home goes through a transformation: hallways become tunnels of school spirit, students express themselves in ways that are anathema during normal weeks, and, regardless of the number of tests or essa...

An Open Letter to Our Community

Casey Wolff '19

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Here we are again, two months later, apologizing for a gross overreaction to an unannounced rule change. I hope that I can speak for all of my peers in saying that we are tremendously sorry for the wildly inappropriate attack on Mrs. Perrenoud and her family. I also hope to provide a glimpse into why ...

A Plea from Overscheduled Students

A Plea from Overscheduled Students

James Horrocks ‘19 and Harry Roepers ’19

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As Seniors, we have attended approximately 113 chapels and 113 class meetings during our time here. We both feel that the time taken up by these required gatherings could have been better used completing work and preparing for upcoming assessments, meeting with teachers or advisors, or catching up with...

When Hate Finds Passive Neglect

When Hate Finds Passive Neglect

Justin Choi '20, Opinions Editor / Sports Media Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

When your phone rings with simultaneous notifications from the Associated Press, BBC, New York Times, and every other media application, it indicates a news event of imperative importance. Unfortunately, on October 28, our phones rang with grim news of yet another incident of gun violence fueled by twi...

If Men Were Angels

Carter Moyer ’20

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions

James Madison, the fourth president of the United States and drafter of the Constitution, thoroughly believed in democracy. To him, democracy was the ideal form of government, and it utterly terrified him. On paper, democracy sounds like a great idea: make government accountable and give people a greater...

Toxic Pollution, Toxic Attitudes

Yuki Zhang ’22

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Picture this. You’re in a small boat, drifting in an endless ocean of oil, dirty chemicals, and the bodies of dead animals. The smell of death fills the air. How do you feel? This is not the future or an  imaginary place. In fact, this is how our ocean looks today. Today, the toxins in seafood have b...