The Hotchkiss Record

Athlete of the Issue: Henry Wilder ’20

Athlete of the Issue: Henry Wilder ’20

Toby Atwill ’22

February 5, 2020

Henry Wilder ’20, a four-year Senior and member of the Boys Varsity Hockey Team, is a co-captain of the team and serves as the starting goalie. Next fall, Wilder will play hockey as a member of the Eagles at Boston College. Teammate Luke Johnson ’22 said, “He gives us a chance to win every game....

KF Dinner Auction Supports Zambian Students

KF Dinner Auction  Supports Zambian Students

Stephanie Ge ’22

February 5, 2020

Last Wednesday, multiple community members donated meals to the annual dinner auction, organized by the school’s chapter of the Kucetekela Foundation (KF), a non-profit organization dedicated to funding education for disadvantaged Zambian students. At the school, KF is dedicated to raising at least...

Tremaine Welcomes “Truppe Fledermaus”

Tremaine Welcomes “Truppe Fledermaus”

Yihan Ding ’22

February 5, 2020

As viewers enter the Tremaine Gallery, a half-human, half-bat form hanging from the ceiling contrasts sharply with the white walls. The piece, inspired by Johann Strauss’s operetta, “Die Fledermaus,” is but one in a multi-media exhibition. On view since January 25, “Truppe Fledermaus & the Carnival...

Let’s Retake Control of Our Data

Let’s Retake Control of Our Data

Charlotte Urquhart ’21

February 5, 2020

How many times have you opened your computer or phone to a website that presents you with an ad about something you were just talking or texting about? I started noticing it around a year ago, with ads, YouTube recommendations - even my Instagram feed - being oddly tailored to my interests. Just this...

Underdog Parasite Deserves Oscar

Underdog Parasite Deserves Oscar

Luke Gardiner ’21

February 5, 2020

When the credits began to roll, my head was clicking. The clicking continued as I exited the Millerton Moviehouse. It continued as I boarded the big, yellow, campus-bound school bus, marched by the graveyard en-route to Garland, and as my head hit the pillow that night. And the clicking continues in...

Theresa Yu ’19 Makes Team USA

Theresa Yu ’19 Makes Team USA

Michael Zhang ’21

January 22, 2020

On a sunny, windy weekend in May, alumni, students, and family gathered on Taylor Field to celebrate the Hotchkiss Ultimate Frisbee team’s 20th anniversary. Coach David Thompson used cones to set up endzones, and the group divided itself into two teams. Although players’ ages ranged from three to...

Coach’s Corner: Michelle Repass

Coach’s Corner: Michelle Repass

Connie Cao ’21

January 22, 2020

Michelle Repass is Head Coach of the Girls Swimming and Diving team. Coach Repass swam at Southern Connecticut State University, where she captained the team in her Senior Year. She also holds experience coaching at both the prep school level and the club level. At Hotchkiss, she led the team to victory...

Students Take Home Scholastics Arts Awards

Students Take Home  Scholastics Arts Awards

Yihan Ding ’22

January 22, 2020

Students’ success in the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards once again made the school one of the most decorated in the state. Established in 1923, the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards seek to recognize middle and high school student artists and writers demonstrating exceptional vision, ingenuity,...

Alicea ’20 Curates Barbershop Exhibit for Black History Month

Alicea ’20 Curates Barbershop Exhibit for Black History Month

Isabella Wei ’23

January 22, 2020

The barber chairs, hairdryers, combs, and posters of hairstyles arranged along the wall have brought the corner barbershop to Main Hallway. However, community members sitting in the chairs don’t face mirrors, but artworks celebrating African American beauty and life. Opened last Friday, the exhibit,...

Uyghur Camps Violate Human Rights

Uyghur Camps  Violate Human Rights

Ein Jun ’22

January 22, 2020

While detention camps for the Uyghur ethnic minority in China’s Xinjiang region face increasing criticism from the international community, China continues to deny any wrongdoing. It’s the 21st century, and it’s hard to believe that after all we have learned and experienced throughout history,...

Rebecca Makkai Inspires Lower Mids

Rebecca Makkai  Inspires Lower Mids

Alex Cheng ’23

January 22, 2020

On Thursday, January 16, the Nalen Fund brought renowned author Rebecca Makkai to Hotchkiss. The Fund, established by the Nalen family to cultivate and encourage the appreciation of writing and reading, has sponsored awards and numerous speaker events in the past. Professor Jeff Nunokawa of Princeton...

Students “Keepin’ it Real” on MLK Day

Kiki Henry ’22

January 22, 2020

Every January, the school comes together to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with speakers and workshops. Martin Luther King (MLK) Day is a time for community members to learn about history and celebrate their identities. This year, MLK Day fell on Monday, January 20. Programming...