The Hotchkiss Record

Family Programming Goes Virtual

Mr. Bradley greets parents during the 2019 Family Weekend.

Amber Bretz ’23, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2020

In a departure from previous years, students and guardians will not be putting on funny accessories and posing together at the photo booth during family weekend this year. Due to COVID-19, the school has renamed “Family Weekend” to the “Virtual Family Program,” and all events will be held vir...

A Conversation with Political Club Heads

A Conversation with Political Club Heads

Benjamin Who ’24

October 21, 2020

Contributing Writer Benjamin Who ’24 interviewed heads of political clubs to learn more about their role in promoting civil discourse in the community and their views towards the upcoming presidential election. Langston Harris ’21 Harris is a four-year Senior and co-head of the Hotchkiss De...

Community Celebrates Holiday with Food Trucks, Hiking

Amelie Zhang ’23, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

Whole floors and even entire dorms joined a Zoom call to celebrate following a surprise email from Mr. Craig Bradley, head of school, on Wednesday, October 7. During the call, Mr. Bradley announced a Head of School Holiday in honor of every member of the school for their diligence in following COVID-re...

Community Survey on Presidential Election

Mr. Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are the Democratic and Republican nominees for the 2020 presidential election, respectively.

Sydney Goldstein ’22 and Eric Jin ’22

October 21, 2020

In advance of the 2020 presidential election, Features Editors Eric Jin ’22 and Sydney Goldstein ’22 surveyed the student body, faculty, staff, and spouses anonymously to get a sense of the school’s political climate. The survey received 350 total responses, and the data collected is represented ...

Why I Vote

Why I Vote

Keith Moon, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

One of my earliest political memories, when I was only seven years old, was the ratification of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allowed the voting age across the United States to be lowered to 18. My father worked at the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica at the time, and I remember sitting d...

Festival of Fables Puts Social Justice Twist on Fairy Tales

Nithya Chundi ’23

October 21, 2020

As the saying goes, “the show must go on.” In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, students passionate about the performing arts are finding ways to showcase their art and its message to the community. The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) will be presenting The Festival of Fables, a series of six 10- t...

Artists of the Issue: Raven Hong ’22 and Kyral Ogazi ’21

Art by Hong

Clara Ma ’23, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

In anticipation of this year’s unique fall Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) production, The Festival of Fables, Record Arts interviewed two members of the HDA Tech team. Working behind the scenes with Mr. Derek Brashears, director and instructor in theatre, HDA Tech is essential to the success o...

Athlete of the Issue: Romy Tarantino ’21

Tarantino practicing on Hoyt Field this October. Girls Varsity Soccer has been focusing on building skills and strength this season.

Carrie Cao ’23, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

Romy Tarantino is a three-year Senior, co-captain of the Girls Varsity Soccer team, and member of the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team. Teammate Lydia Bullock ’22 said, “Romy is nothing short of a great leader. She fearlessly took the role of captain on the soccer team when we didn’t even have a seaso...

World Series Begins in Pandemic-Shortened MLB Season

Nate Seidenstein ’24, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

No one expected the Major League Baseball (MLB) season to end before it even began, but that is exactly what happened on March 12, when the league announced the cancellation of Spring Training due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What followed was the indefinite postponement of the 2020 season Opening Day....

Students Protest Breonna Taylor Court Ruling

Students gathered in Main Circle to march down to Sprole Field during the demonstration.

Naima Johnson ’24 and Amelie Zhang ’23

October 8, 2020

The morning of September 25, almost 400 students congregated on Sprole Field in a demonstration responding to the grand jury’s decision to not charge the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death. On March 13, Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot and killed by three officers in Louisville...

New Communications Director Hope Cobera Joins the School

Ms. Cobera joined the school community in March.

Alex Cheng ’23

October 8, 2020

Do you want a #HeyBearcat feature on Instagram? The new communications director, Ms. Hope Cobera ’88 P’24, might be able to help.  Last March, the school appointed Ms. Cobera as the new Chief Communications Officer. Her primary role is to facilitate official communication from the school with stud...

NBA Finals Continue in the Bubble

The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers face off in the NBA finals.

Alex Cheng ’23

October 8, 2020

To say this National Basketball Association (NBA) season has been unpredictable is an understatement. From the meteoric rise of new stars, such as Jamal Murray and Tyler Herro, to the utter collapse of pre-bubble championship favorites the Los Angeles Clippers, the season has been a bright spot amidst t...