The Hotchkiss Record

How Social Democracy Can Save Us

Carter Moyer '20

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Nobody should be forced into debt due to a cancer diagnosis or an unforeseen accident. Nobody should need to work two jobs just to make ends meet. And nobody’s zip code should determine their destiny. Unfortunately, across the United States, the cost of living has continued to climb, outpacing wage growt...

A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell

February 14, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

One final editorial for one ever-lasting team. Get ready to bid farewell to The Record CXX board: 19 frenzied print editors and two faculty advisors convening every Thursday and every other Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday to bring stories to life. On one hand, hours of relentless editing, vivid arguments, last-m...

Speaker Pelosi Holds All the Cards

Speaker Pelosi Holds All the Cards

Carter Moyer ’20

January 31, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Until recently, the government was shut down for over a month. During that time, over 800,000 federal government employees missed not one, but two, paychecks. These employees have families to support, groceries to buy, mortgages and credit card bills to pay; their health insurance was even put on hold....

Atlantic Brass Quintet Offers Engaging Program

Atlantic Brass Quintet Offers Engaging Program

Claire Wang ’21

January 31, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Last Friday, the critically acclaimed Atlantic Brass Quintet performed in Elfers Hall, showcasing pieces vastly different in style, from Baroque to contemporary. The Atlantic Brass Quintet was founded in 1985 by tubist John Manning, who was later joined by Thomas Bergeron and Tim Leopold on trumpets, Set...

Artist of the Issue: Gwen Slaughter ’19

Artist of the Issue: Gwen Slaughter ’19

Isabel Su ’22

January 31, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Gwen Slaughter ’19, a dedicated member of the Hotchkiss Dance Company, is currently pursuing an independent study in dance. Mrs. Alice Sarkissian-Wolf, who taught dance at Hotchkiss for 26 years, said, “[Gwen] has been such a delightful student. [She] completely understands the work ethic, the co...

The Land of the Free, Except for Immigrants

The Land of the Free, Except for Immigrants

Billy Meneses ’22

January 31, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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...

Globalize the Eurocentric Humanities Program

Globalize the Eurocentric Humanities Program

Michael Zhang ’20

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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...

Three Perspectives on Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers

Three Perspectives on Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers

Nicholas Lorentzen '20, Jerry Sheng '20, and Jiahua Chen '20

January 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers is a photography exhibition which was featured in the Tremaine Gallery this past month, ending this past Sunday. In addition to the exhibition, five of the featured photographers spoke on a panel last Thursday for the Prep and Lower Mid humanities and upper-level photog...

One Step At A Time: A Look Inside the Curriculum Review

One Step At A Time: A Look Inside the Curriculum Review

Meghana Annamaneni ’21

January 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

In an interview with Meghana Annamaneni ’21, Mr. Jared Hall, dean of academic life and instructor in history, describes the initiatives the Curriculum Review Committee is considering and how student voices are being incorporated into the curriculum reform.What changes has the Curriculum Review Co...

10 Years of Lessons and Carols

10 Years of Lessons and Carols

December 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

This year, the Photo Editors took the opportunity to commemorate the past decade of Lessons and Carols.Below are a few photographs of this candle-lit tradition that havs been featured in The Record during past holiday seasons.

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


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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...

Upper Mid Revue Returns

Upper Mid Revue Returns

Amanda Hill '19

December 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students suffered through tasting "Satan’s Blood," a hot sauce several times spicier than Sriracha, to capture footage for last week’s Upper Mid Revue video. The student-directed comedy show, back from its one-year hiatus, featured videos prepared in advance, as well as live dance and music. Students...