The Hotchkiss Record

The Linchpin of the Middle East

The Linchpin of the Middle East

Walker Perreoud

October 24, 2019

On October 6, the White House announced the President’s plan to pull US forces out of northern Syria, a highly volatile region with fighting between Turkish forces and the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (which until now received support from the United States). This withdrawal comes at a critical...

Why Prep Fall Should be Pass-Fail

Carter Moyer ’20 and Lily Yang ’21

October 23, 2019

The first marking period of the year has come to an end, and with its conclusion comes a myriad of feelings. Hotchkiss students charged head-first into the year, and their ‘warm-up’ period is officially over. While many students have been through this period many times over, it is a brand new experience...

The Case for Biden

The Case for Biden

Langston Harris ’21

October 23, 2019

Every Democrat’s top goal in the 2020 election cycle is to beat President Trump, or at least it should be. To do so, the party needs a candidate who can win back the swing states that went to Trump in 2016: Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. That candidate is former Vice President Joe Biden....

The Revival of Olympians and Pythians

The Revival of Olympians and Pythians

Isabel Su ’22, News Editor

October 23, 2019

Olympians and Pythians has been a time-honored tradition at Hotchkiss for many years. It was revitalized last year by former All-School Presidents Daniel Pai ’19 and Caitlin Reilly ’19. Students with an even graduating year are Pythians, while students with odd graduating years are Olympians. Faculty...

Kavanaugh Revisted

Kavanaugh Revisted

Royce Shey ’21

October 10, 2019

Recently, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s ability to serve as one of the seven members of the Supreme Court was once again called into question, after two new allegations of sexual assault surfaced in a newly published book. After an investigation by the Senate Intelligence committee, the...

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, Opinions Editor

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...