The Hotchkiss Record

Initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month

Initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month

Isabel Su ’22

May 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

A relaxation room with bean bag chairs, origami, and scent diffusers is one of several new mental health initiatives being introduced this May. Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed every May in the United States. The Council on Diversity and Inclusion, along with Bring Change to...

China’s Relationship with Hotchkiss

China’s Relationship  with Hotchkiss

Jared Hall

May 15, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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...

Varsity Ultimate Makes a Statement

Varsity Ultimate Makes a Statement

Max Beckwith ’21

May 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Varsity Ultimate Frisbee team currently sits near the top of the standings with a 10-2 record, but fell just short of defending its Connecticut State Championship on Saturday, May 11. This year’s team is coached by veteran Head Coach David Thompson and new Assistant Coach Eric Stone. It has been...

Recruits Strengthen Lacrosse’s Attack

Recruits Strengthen Lacrosse’s Attack

Madeline Chang ’22

May 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the talent of new players combined with the experience and leadership of returning seniors, the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team is coming in strong this spring. Starting with team bonding during their trip to Orlando, Florida over spring break, returning players worked to make new players feel like...

Actors Go Back to 1984

Actors Go Back to 1984

Yuki Zhang ’22

May 5, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

As audience members entered the Black Box Theatre, they were greeted by two standing “Thought Police” in the hallway and walls covered with “Big Brother” slogans and . For its spring production, the Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) presented Robert Owens’, Wilton E. Hall, Jr.’s and William...

Why I’m Terrified to Live in China

Why I’m Terrified to Live in China

Royce Shey ’21

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

During the 20th and 21st century, China has experienced rapid economic development and growth, transforming from a third-world country into an international superpower. Now, China is the world’s largest economy, with a burgeoning middle class. It is home to the world’s fastest-growing economic and...

Meet the New Presidents

Meet the New Presidents

Jeffrey Zhai ’20

May 2, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Jeffrey Zhai ’20 sat down with newly elected All-School Presidents Luke Kalaydjian ’20 and Maggie Ottenbreit ’20 to discuss their hopes and plans for next year.There were a lot of pairs running this year. What do you think made you guys stand out from the other candidates? Maggie: We both...

Tri-State Mini Maker Faire

Tri-State Mini Maker Faire

Emily Bukowski ’22

April 11, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday morning, students walking through the Science Building might have come across lingering smells of plasma, fertilizer, and helium, left over from the weekend. For the second year in a row, the Tri-State Mini Maker Faire was held on campus. The Faire showcases experiments, projects, hobbies,...

Artist Embraces the Digital World

Artist Embraces the Digital World

Stephanie Ge ’22 and Yuki Zhang ’22

April 11, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The geometric shapes on the walls of the Tremaine Art Gallery showcase the work of a pioneer in the field of digital art. On March 26, the gallery presented “Unstructured Structures,” featuring the works of local artist Mark Wilson GP ‘19, which were all designed using computer software. Wilson...

Art Talk Inspires New Perspectives

Art Talk Inspires New Perspectives

Nicole Morikawa ’21 and Claire Wang ’21

April 11, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Last Thursday, local artist Mark Wilson GP ’19 gave an art talk in the Tremaine Art Gallery, sharing his unique art, made with computer software. During the talk, he challenged students and teachers alike to consider ways that artists can use skills from other fields, such as mathematics and programming....

JV Ultimate Handles a New Season

JV Ultimate Handles a New Season

Yitong Wu ’20

April 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After two weeks of practices indoors, the JV Ultimate players will finally be back on Taylor Field. Although many strong returning players have moved up to Varsity, JV is brimming with many new players. Together, the players are working to form a strong team culture. Returning player Justin Han ’20...

Sailing Rigs Up For New Season

Sailing Rigs Up  For New Season

Ben Do ’22

April 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Though the lake temperature is still near freezing, the sailing team is already on the water preparing for its upcoming season. The Sailing team’s two Head Coaches each bring their own unique experience and personality to the team. Coach Tom Peabody, who also works as a college advisor, brings experience...