The Hotchkiss Record

The Land of the Free, Except for Immigrants

The Land of the Free, Except for Immigrants

Billy Meneses ’22

January 31, 2019

Twin girls in diapers, Chelia and Saira Meza, and their mother, Maria, desperately run from tear gas thrown at them from the United States side of the border. Kim Kyung Hoon, reporter for the international news agency Reuters, took this picture at the border wall in Tijuana separating Mexico and the...

The Honor Roll: Healthy Motivation or Blunt Discouragement?

Brendon Stallaert ’22

January 31, 2019

The honor roll is arguably the most sought-after academic achievement at Hotchkiss. Every semester, the honor roll is posted on a bulletin board outside the Dean’s Wing as well as on the Hotchkiss website. This practice has sparked controversy on whether the honor roll helps or hinders students’...

Globalize the Eurocentric Humanities Program

Globalize the Eurocentric Humanities Program

Michael Zhang ’20

January 16, 2019

Our school’s Humanities Program, a group of interdisciplinary courses, attempts to provide Prep and Lower Mid students with a solid foundation in history, philosophy, literature, and art. The school website states that “the Program helps students sharpen skills…[which] do more than just equip students...

Punt Abusers From the NFL

Punt Abusers From the NFL

Charlie Knight ’20

January 16, 2019

“Reuben [Foster] threw my clothes off the balcony, he threw my stuff out the house, he dragged me down the stairs two, three times, he punched me in my face two, three times, he pulled me by my hair, kicked me, spit on me.”The incident that Elissa Ennis recounted occurred on Saturday, November...

Keeping Faculty Accountable

Gemma Tung ’19

January 16, 2019

After attending one stu-fac meeting regarding the new interdorming policies in the Fall, it occurred to me that students don’t know about how faculty members are held accountable in this community, but the faculty have much of the control over how students are held accountable.When a s...

How to Solve America’s Drug Epidemic

Carter Moyer '20

January 14, 2019

In the United States, the War on Drugs has been a demonstrable failure. Started by the Nixon administration and dramatically expanded by Reagan, the War on Drugs has produced police militarization, inhumane mandatory minimum sentences, and an out-of-control prison population in the United States. The...

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 5, 2018

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 5, 2018

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 5, 2018

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 5, 2018

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

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 14, 2018

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 ...