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Community members circled around Senior Grass at a vigil on Wednesday to mourn the victims of the Uvalde massacre.

After Texas School Shooting, Community Mourns Victims from Surge in Gun Violence

Students Express Anger, Frustration at Vigil
Benjamin Who ’24, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

Candlelights dotted the perimeter of Main Circle late Wednesday evening as the community gathered to mourn the victims of the school shooting at an elementary school in Texas, as well as those killed in...

The Sailing team practices on Lake Wononskopomuc.

Sailing Team Secures First Place in State

Chloe El Hadj '25 May 21, 2022

After three seasons without a regular competing schedule, the sailing team began the season with a commanding start. The goals and focus of the group remain largely unchanged — sail fast, sail smart...

Chelsea fans protest the team’s involve-
ment in the proposed Super League.

Corruption is Staining the Soul of Soccer

Matias Acevedo '24, Features Editor May 20, 2022

Today, it is impossible to watch a soccer game without taking note of the bright colored sponsorships on players’ chests and sleeves or advertisement boards displaying an endless array of brand deals....

The murdered Cook
falls onto Ms. Green
in a dramatic scene
in the play.

Whodunnit? Dramatic Association Presents Clue

Emily Hellqvist '24, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) put on a comedy murder-mystery performance set in a secluded mansion in rural 1954 New England. From May 6 to 8, the community gathered in Walker to watch HDA’s...

Life After Lakeville

Life After Lakeville

This summer, three faculty members — Letty Roberts, Steve McKibben, and John Cooper — will retire after decades of service to the school. Read about their stories in this special feature.

Letty Roberts: Using Positive Psychology in the Classroom When Ms. Letty Roberts first stepped on campus in 1991 for her teaching interview, she didn’t see any students in class. Instead, she...

Twitter Needs Reform. Can Musk Get it Done?

Twitter Needs Reform. Can Musk Get it Done?

Sophie Elliot, News Editor May 19, 2022

Many liberal and centrist commentators have expressed outrage at Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter. Musk, a right-wing self-proclaimed free speech absolutist, vows to enhance free speech protection...

Re-Thinking Violent Crime in Chicago

Re-Thinking Violent Crime in Chicago

Maccoy Barry '23 May 19, 2022

Since the start of 2022, Chicago has already seen over 16,551 separate instances of violent crime. Not only is this one of the highest rates of violent crime among major U.S. cities, it is also a historically...

France Isn’t Out of the Woods Yet

France Isn’t Out of the Woods Yet

Maadhavan Prasana '25, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Moderates and leftists across France and the entire Western world breathed a sigh of relief on April 24. Emmanuel Macron had been re-elected as President of the French Republic after a tense battle with...

Mr. Charles Frankenbach addresses the 
community after receiving the Lufkin Prize.

‘Deeply Moving,’ As Frankenbach Wins Lufkin Prize

Aaliyah Wang '25, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

The community gathered in Elfers on Tuesday, May 3, to celebrate Mr. Charles Frankenbach, Russel Bigelow Chair and instructor in English, as he received the 2022 Lufkin Prize.  In his acceptance speech,...

Dr. Tyrone Hayes addresses the community during the annual Beal Lecture.

Dr. Tyrone Hayes Commences Reinstatement of Beal Lecture Series

Yixi Zou '24, Staff Wri May 19, 2022

The Beal Lecture series returned to campus for the first time in three years on April 28, renewing a school tradition that dates back almost 40 years.  Dr. Tyrone Hayes, an endocrinologist at the University...

Supreme Court Majority Votes To Overturn Roe, Prompting Protests Across the Nation

Supreme Court Majority Votes To Overturn Roe, Prompting Protests Across the Nation

Activists Express Outrage As Nation Envisions Era Without Roe
Marisin McLain '25 May 19, 2022

A Supreme Court majority draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked on May 2, signaling the court’s readiness to undo a landmark decision that had federally protected a woman’s right to abortion...

Mr. Werner answers student questions after the award ceremony.

Tom Werner Wins ‘2022 Alumni Award

Kate Chou '25, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Thomas C. Werner ’67 received the 2022 Alumni Award at an all-school ceremony on Friday, May 6. The Alumni Award is presented annually to a notable school graduate who has made significant contributions...

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