The Hotchkiss Record

Community Voices: Hotchkiss Collaborative Story

Community Voices: Hotchkiss Collaborative Story

May 18, 2020

Community Voices is a section started and run by the Features section that gives community members the opportunity to submit personal vlogs, blogs, journal entries, poems, etc., relating to their lives off of the main campus. On April 29, the Olympians & Pythians Committee introduced a creative w...

Why the U.S. Will Fail to Open Up

Protests against lockdowns have spread across the nation.

Michael Zhang '21, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2020

With a staggering 36 million unemployment claims since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Americans are desperate for society to reopen and for money to flow again. Take, for instance, the protests against lockdown rules. Moreover, the famed trillion-dollar relief package passed by the federal government, the ...

Managing Stress During AP Week, Quarantine Edition

Managing Stress During AP Week, Quarantine Edition

Yihan Ding & Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editors

May 18, 2020

These are the two busiest weeks of the year for many students, whether it’s because of AP exams, final projects and essays, or Teagles. Now that students are unable to study in the Edsel Ford library, hang out by Lake Wononscopomuc, or relax at the Snack Bar, the Arts & Leisure Editors have compi...

Mr. Bolmer Retires After 34 Years of Teaching

Next year will be the first year without a Bolmer among the school’s faculty in 73 years.

Emily Hellqvist ’23, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2020

With the retirement of Mr. David Bolmer ’73, recipient of the George P. Milmine ’18 Chair and instructor in mathematics, next year will be the first year without a Bolmer among the school’s faculty in 73 years. Mr. Stephen Bolmer, father of Mr. Bolmer, taught at the school from 1947 to 1991. ...

Athlete of the Issue: David Vega ’20

David Vega ’20 is a four-year member of the Co-ed Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Team.

Jiahua Chen ’20, Digital Media Editor / Photo Editor

May 18, 2020

David Vega ’20 is a four-year member of the Co-ed Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Team. He started playing Ultimate at Hotchkiss and is currently a co-captain alongside Isaac Alicea ’20 and Sandrine Brien ’20. Teammate, Toby Pouler ’20, said, “David Vega has been the heart and soul of the ultimate...

Arts in Quarantine Showcase

Arts in Quarantine Showcase

Yihan Ding ’22 & Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts Editors

May 11, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our everyday life is changing to match the demands of social distancing. Quarantine life is inspiring artists to leave permanent marks that will remind us of these difficult times. This week’s Arts & Leisure section is dedicated to student artists’ efforts to main...

NCAA Approves Compensation for Student-Athletes

Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, NCAA student-athletes will now be able to accept compensation from sponsors and third-party companies.

Alex Cheng ’23

May 11, 2020

On April 29, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Board of Directors announced that student-athletes will now be able to accept compensation from sponsors and third-party companies. The move, which will benefit college athletes playing Division I, II, and III, started gaining tracti...

Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

According to Mr. Lang and Ms. von Jess, practicing meditation is a great way to manage emotions and thoughts.

Lauren McLane ’23, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

During this time, financial difficulties, uncertainties for the future, and concerns for the health of others have caused newfound and increasing anxieties in many. According to a recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit health organization, COVID-19 has negatively affected the mental health of 56% of adults living in the United States. Within our own comm...

TLC and Library Develop Online Services

TLC and Library Develop Online Services

Amelie Zhang ’23, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

For many students, structured study hall from 8 to 10 p.m. on weeknights in the Class of 1964 Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) allows them to remain focused and efficient with their work; however, as a result of distance learning, the TLC and the Edsel Ford Memorial Library have transitioned to of...

Pandemic Causes Spike in Domestic Violence

Isolation regulations have caused domestic violence cases to spike.

Maisy Seckler ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

“We’re all in the same boat,” many people have said since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, while some people are practicing social distancing with supportive family members, others are in danger because quarantine rules have trapped them in unsafe environments with harmful partners or family...

NFL Brings Hope for Exciting Season

The NFL draft arrived on April 23.

Alex Cheng ’23

May 4, 2020

After three months of painstaking waiting, the National Football League (NFL) Draft finally arrived on April 23. Often the tipping point between contenders and pretenders, the 2020 draft came with its fair share of surprises and steals.The NFL originally announced that the draft would take in Las Ve...

Artist of the Issue: Kimanie (Kiki) Brown ’20

Participating in the Dance Company has been a goal of Brown's since his Upper Mid year.

Yuki Zhang ’22, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

Kimanie (Kiki) Brown ’20 is a two-year Senior, Varsity football player, singer, actor, and dancer. This week, Arts & Leisure commemorates his performance in the annual Dance Company production last winter by interviewing him.Why did you decide to join the Dance Company? What does dancing mea...