The Hotchkiss Record

A Different Kind of Feminism

Rena Peng ’22

October 10, 2019

In the United States, some attach a negative connotation to the term "feminism." When we hear the term ‘feminazis’, images of raging nude women parading the streets of New York City come to mind. This is usually in the context of white women in the United States. But I can tell you that feminism...

Let’s Return to Diplomacy

Let’s Return to Diplomacy

Claire Wang ’21

October 9, 2019

On September 20, the U.S. government announced that it would send additional troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to an attack on Saudi oil facilities. President Trump has blamed the attack on Iran, announcing new sanctions against Iran’s central bank and its sovereign wealth...

NATO – Defending Democracy for 70 Years

NATO – Defending  Democracy for 70 Years

Walker Perrenoud ’22

October 9, 2019

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was founded in 1949 by twelve Atlantic democracies with the intention of providing mutual military protection from the USSR. Although the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, NATO remains vital to safeguarding the interests and security of democracies in the North...

The Democratic Debates are Awful: Let’s Fix That

The Democratic Debates are Awful: Let’s Fix That

Carter Moyer ’20

September 22, 2019

The upcoming 2020 election will be the most consequential in a generation. In the face of a President who dismantles environmental regulations and dismisses climate change; who exacerbates increasing levels of wealth inequality; who sows racial division and is a racist, pure and simple; and who fuels...

The Betrayal of Brown v. Board: School Segregation Today

Michael Zhang ’21

September 18, 2019

Americans today rarely recognize the extent to which racism has affected all of our lives. To many, issues such as school segregation and Civil Rights seems to have long been resolved. We stroke our egos, chiding others for racist or discriminatory behavior without ever truly examining our own participation...

Brexit, the European Union, and All Things Broken

Brexit, the European Union, and All Things Broken

Royce Shey ’21

September 18, 2019

The biggest challenge in any form of government is reconciling the equality of states and the equality of citizens. In most international organizations, the principle of equality of states usually prevails. However, not in the European Union. Depicted as a counterweight to China and the United States,...

Brexit, the European Union, and All Things Broken

Brexit, the European Union, and All Things Broken

Camilla Fritzinger ’22

September 18, 2019

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum that allowed British citizens to choose whether they would like to remain in or leave the European Union. A majority vote chose to leave and the process of Brexit (British Exit) was set in motion. Before the first ballot was cast, problems...

Senior Dance Pics

Senior Dance Pics

May 30, 2019

We Need Inslee

Carter Moyer '20

May 27, 2019

You have probably never heard of him. Mainstream news sources are ignoring him in favor of Buttigieg or Biden, liberal sources are focused on Bernie and Warren, and let’s be real, not many at Hotchkiss are reading Democracy Now! or The Nation. That and few people outside of the Pacific Northwest would know of him anyway. However, he’s served for 15 years in Congress representing the state of Washington, is currently serving his second term as Washington’s governor, and is running as a candidate in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary.

A Common Misconception About the Pro-Choice Stance

Arabella Katz '20

May 27, 2019

On May 15, Alabama lawmakers passed a law that prohibits abortions in the state at every stage of pregnancy. It includes exceptions for women whose health is at serious risk, but does not include exceptions for victims of rape or incest. In line with the current holding in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which ruled that the government can regulate abortion as long as it does not place an “undue burden” on a woman, the Alabama law would punish doctors, not patients. Doctors would be sentenced to up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion, which in many cases is more years than a rapist would serve.

China’s Relationship with Hotchkiss

China’s Relationship  with Hotchkiss

Jared Hall

May 15, 2019

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

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 -...