The Hotchkiss Record

10 Years of Lessons and Carols

10 Years of Lessons and Carols

December 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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...

The Best of Spirit Week

November 15, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Showcase, Sports

Best of Red, White, and Blue DayBest of Preppy DayBest of Clash DayBest of Twin Day ...

An Appeal from Blue and White

An Appeal from Blue and White

Blue and White Heads

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

This article was written by all eight of the Blue and White Society Heads: Hattie Childs ’19, Nick Fallon ’19, Ben Meyers ’19, Bradford Rawlings ’19, Maggie Smith ’20, Nick Traggio ’20, Max Quinn ’19, and Ashton Welch ’19. The article was written in response to the Administration’s new res...

Runaways Pushes the Boundaries of Conventional Theater

Runaways Pushes the Boundaries of Conventional Theater

Claire Wang ’21

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Last Thursday, Runaways, the first musical under the Hotchkiss Drama Association (HDA)'s 2018-2019 theme of rebellion, debuted. Directed by Mr. Marcus Olson, instructor in theatre, the production was based on Elizabeth Swados’ original show and featured 20 student actors. Runaways features a patchwo...

Hard Work Pays Off for Student Musicians

Hard Work Pays Off for Student Musicians

Stephanie Ge ’22

November 15, 2018


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For student musicians, hours of practice culminated in an evening in Elfers Hall that echoed with beautiful sounds. Preparation for the instrumental recital on November 6 required much dedication and practice. The Music Department selected 13 students to perform at the instrumental recital on a v...

The Importance of Bearcat Pride

The Importance of Bearcat Pride

Cyrus Farmaian ’21

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Members of the community are proud of our school spirit, and rightfully so. Most students and faculty alike enjoy supporting our teams and it is never hard to convince friends to go to a game. All it takes is a trip to an under-the-lights-game or one step inside the Mars Athletic Center (MAC) during ...

Tim Rappleye Draws Students into the World of Hockey

Tim Rappleye Draws Students into the World of Hockey

Connie Cao ’21

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Tim Rappleye, an author and hockey enthusiast, arrived at the school on November 6 for a reading of his second book, Hobey Baker: Upon Further Review, Exploring the Life and Death of a Hockey Immortal. His first book, Jack Parker’s Wise Guys: The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of ’78,...

Students Win Top Journalism Awards

Students Win Top Journalism Awards

Ally Fertig '20, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Showcase

This fall, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced the 2018 Gold Circle Awards for excellence in journalism for work published in student publications. Nicholas Lorentzen ’20, Tina Guo ’19, and Michael Zhang ’21 received top honors for their individual work in last year’s The Hotch...

A Plea from Overscheduled Students

A Plea from Overscheduled Students

James Horrocks ‘19 and Harry Roepers ’19

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As Seniors, we have attended approximately 113 chapels and 113 class meetings during our time here. We both feel that the time taken up by these required gatherings could have been better used completing work and preparing for upcoming assessments, meeting with teachers or advisors, or catching up with...

When Hate Finds Passive Neglect

When Hate Finds Passive Neglect

Justin Choi '20, Opinions Editor / Sports Media Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

When your phone rings with simultaneous notifications from the Associated Press, BBC, New York Times, and every other media application, it indicates a news event of imperative importance. Unfortunately, on October 28, our phones rang with grim news of yet another incident of gun violence fueled by twi...