The Hotchkiss Record

Washingtonians march for DC to become the 51st state.

The Case for D.C. Statehood

Jack Bourdeaux ’22, Contributing Writer May 14, 2021

Adding states to the U.S. is difficult. Despite that, the House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would admit Washington, D.C. as the 51st state. Lawmakers have proposed similar legislation...

The water crisis in Flint, MI began in 2014 and remains unresolved.

The American Jobs Plan is the Fix America Needs

Jack Bourdeaux '22, Contributing Writer April 29, 2021

In the United States, more than 2 million Americans live without access to clean drinking water and sanitation. This situation is unacceptable, and it would be grossly negligent of Congress not to pass...

The red planet, Mars.

Mysteries of the Red Planet

Carolyn Chinatti ’22, Contributing Writer April 27, 2021

There may be life on Mars. No, not little green men or ancient civilizations that are plotting to invade Earth à la H.G. Wells, but microbes that live deep below the iconic red surface. While skeptics...

Displaced Rohingya in 2017.

Myanmar: Biden Rides Waves of Nationalism

Duncan Griffin ’22 & Walker Perrenoud ’22, Contributing Writers April 15, 2021

Joe Biden’s actions in his short time as president have been largely uncontroversial, with his rollout of vaccines proving effective and his legislation not overtly partisan. However, his administration’s...

Arts Opinion: It’s Time to Stop Watching the Golden Globes… FOREVER

Luke Gardiner ’21, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

On February 28, I watched the last Golden Globes of my life. Many people (at least in this community) are aware of the racism and lack of representation in Hollywood, reflected in award shows. Helmed by...

Chinatown residents along with local and state officials protest against racism against the Chinese community during a march in San Francisco on February 29.

We Are Not Your Model Minority

Claire Wang ’21, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Like many of you, I’ve been binging the newest Netflix original series Ginny and Georgia. The show, while light-hearted and humorous, touches on serious subjects. The Black biracial main character endures...

To You, My Generation: Get off Social Media Politics

Michael Zhang ’21, Opinions Editor January 21, 2021

Inflamed by months of false voter fraud narratives, a group of insurgents stormed the Capitol, smearing feces both literally and metaphorically over the heart of our nation’s ideals. As President Joe...

Tesla's stock value has increased over 1000% since March of 2020.

Why Tesla’s Stock is Overvalued

Armaan Haji ’23, Contributing Writer January 21, 2021

Whether because of its electric cars, the antics of eccentric CEO Elon Musk, or the company’s exciting technological advancements, Tesla is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and successful companies...

In Defense of Controversial Literature

In Defense of Controversial Literature

Felix Bao ’21 & Sachin Umashankar ’21, Contributing Writers December 17, 2020

Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe advocates for the omission of Joseph Conrad’s imperialist tale Heart of Darkness from the typical selection of classic literature, writing in An Image of Africa, “The...

Harris wore white during her victory speech, a reference to the women’s suffrage movement as a symbol of moral purity.

Women of Color Reshape American Politics

Siri Nellutla , Staff Writer December 16, 2020

In 1916, four years before women won the right to vote, the first woman was elected to the House of Representatives. Jeannette Rankin said, after winning the election, “I may be the first woman in Congress,...

President Trump waves to the crowd at a rally.

To Democrats

Claire Wang ’21, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

At a campaign rally in 2016, President Donald Trump declared, “The silent majority is back, and we’re going to take our country back.” In response to the Black Lives Matter protests last June, he...

In Defense of Subjectivity in Journalism

In Defense of Subjectivity in Journalism

Stella Ren ’22, Contributing Writer November 19, 2020

Is “Black Lives Matter” a partisan slogan? Is “a white officer shot a black man” more or less objective than political euphemisms like “an officer-involved shooting?” Journalists struggle to...

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