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List of 20 news stories.

  • Students participate in Virtual Zoom Meeting for March for Our Lives, Hopkins Chapter.

    Clubs Transition to Online Meetings

    Evangeline Doolittle ‘23 Assistant Features Editor
    The coronavirus has impacted the way Hopkins clubs and student-led activities run, causing most clubs to transition to an entirely online format.
  • The results of the 2020 Hopkins election poll are displayed in this pie chart. 440 students, faculty, and staff voted.

    Election 2020 Discussions Take Over The Hill

    Emmett Dowd ’21 Features Editor
    It’s officially election season on The Hill and across the nation.
  • Hopkins students discuss their experiences at the Student Panel during the Admissions Open House in 2018.

    Hop Admissions Process Adapts to Covid-19

    Sophie Sonnenfeld ’21 Lead Features Editor
    Amidst the Covid-19 crisis, the Hopkins Admissions Team is keeping standardized testing requirements and creating new ways to let students in while keeping the virus out.
  • Students in Classic teacher Kate Horsley’s seventh grade advisory group adapt to socially distanced learning on The Hill.

    New Students Adjust to Life on The Hill

    Vivian Wang ‘23 Assistant Features Editor
    With the fall semester underway, students who are new to Hopkins are adjusting themselves to a new school environment, along with the hybrid learning model and other newly implemented COVID-19 safety procedures.
  • Henry Fisher

    Welcome to The Hill!

    The Razor welcomes new faculty and staff to Hopkins. Here are some personal introductions and tidbits. Be sure to give them a warm welcome!
  • Leah Fry

    Welcome New Faculty!

    The Features Staff
    The Razor welcomes new faculty and staff to Hopkins. Here are some personal introductions and tidbits. Be sure to give them a warm welcome!
  • Students and faculty face hours of Zoom class and meetings. Photo by Evie Doolittle '23

    Zoom and Learning in the Time of COVID

    Evie Dootlittle '22 Assistant Features Editor
    Using media platforms, like Zoom, to conduct school presents opportunities and challenges as the Hopkins student body adapts to a new normal.
  • Class of 2020 College List

  • Staying at Home and Staying Busy: Quarantine Activities

    Emmett Dowd '21 Features Editor
    The Hopkins community is finding ways to go beyond their comfort zones, expand their horizons, and try things they never would have, if not for COVID-19.
  • Chinese Teacher Lan Lin helps to deliver masks to the New Haven community. Photo credit: Hopkins Instagram.

    Students and Adults Volunteer Amidst Crisis

    Vivian Wang ’23 Assistant Features Editor and Sophie Sonnenfeld ’21 Lead Features Editor
    After reading through articles and posts online about the coronavirus pandemic, Sara Kenyon ‘23 got to work.
  • On November 5, 2019, Sabin greeted voters as they walked into polling centers. Photo by Eli Sabin '18

    Alum to Alderman

    Evie Doolittle '23, Assistant Features Editor
    This past fall, Eli Sabin ’18, a sophomore at Yale University studying political science, and a lifelong East Rock resident, became the youngest person to be elected to the New Haven Board of Alders.
  • On March 12, 2020, Asian-Americans in Boston protested against discrimination arising from Coronavirus. Photo by Steven Senne

    COVID-19 and the Blame Game

    Anjali Subramanian '22 News Editor and Vivian Wang '23 Assistant Editor
    In November 2019, the first case of coronavirus, or COVID-19, was diagnosed in Wuhan, China. As the virus spread, Asian governments were accused of facilitating the rise of coronavirus through unsanitary wet markets and the concealment of news. As these ideas circulated, Asians around the world became victims of both verbal and physical harassment.
  • In early April, Ms. Kelly’s Our Mythological Heritage Course was able to “meet” British poet Dr. Ben Morgan. The two sections had recently finished reading his collection Medea in Corinth and were able to ask him questions about the work as well as about his process as a whole. Photo by the Hopkins School Instagram @hopkinsschoolct

    Virtual Classes Challenge Students and Adults

    Anushree Vashist '21 Lead News Editor, Emmett Dowd '21 Features Editor
    Hopkins has switched to virtual classes for the final quarter of the school year.
  • Melchinger ’88 and fellow Harmonaires practice their repetoire.

    Faculty and Staff Alumni Reflect on Hopkins Traditions

    Julia Kosinski ’21 Features Editor
    With the recent introduction of traditions like Pride Prom, the Black History Month Showcase, Ski Lodge Night, and crazy costume themed volleyball games, The Razor turned to current faculty and staff alumni, as well as archived issues of The Razor, to shed light on how Hopkins traditions have evolved throughout the years.
  • Encarnação directs HARPS students through an experiment.

    Science Teachers Discuss Women in STEM

    Veronica Yarovinsky ’20 Senior News Editor
    Only a quarter of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math workers are women, but many educators are hoping to change that.
  • Michael Calderone showed off juggling skills at Rutgers.

    The College Lives of Hopkins Faculty and Staff

    Katherine Takoudes ’20, Anjali Subramanian ’22
    Whether graduating last year or twenty years ago, Hopkins faculty and staff share college stories of their favorite traditions, memorable sporting games and roommate horror stories.
  • Eva Brander Blackhawk ’20 poses for a photo with Megan Red Shirt-Shaw who spoke at Assembly for Native American Heritage Month.

    Hopkins School’s Complex Relationship with Native Peoples

    Julia Kosinski Features Editor
    In the September 2017 issue of The Razor, Eli Sabin ’18 wrote an article titled “Hopkins School’s Relationship with Slavery,” in which he assessed the implications of how we remember our namesake and original benefactor, Edward Hopkins.
  • Peter Sachs uses his drone to take aerial photographs of campus.

    Peter Sachs: Private Investigator, Attorney, Photographer

    Aanya Panyadahundi ’23
    Hopkins students see Peter Sachs every day on campus.
  • Ned Blackhawk, Brander Blackhawk’s father, gives a speech on Understanding Indigenous Enslavement.

    The Native Experience at Hopkins: An Interview with Eva Brander Blackhawk

    As Hopkins commemorates its 360 anniversary this year, how will the school acknowledge its connection to Native American erasure in Connecticut?
  • Sophomore Ty Eveland ’22 has over 5.5 million likes across all of his TikToks.

    The Rise and Conquest of TikTok at Hopkins

    Katherine Takoudes ’20 Senior Features Editor
    In an era when attention spans are shrinking, Tik-Tok, a video-sharing platform, is infiltrating every aspect of student life.
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Editor in Chief 
Julia Kosinski

Managing Editor 
Teddy Glover 

Anushree Vashist
Anjali Subramanian
Aanya Panyadahundi
Melody Cui
Sophie Sonnenfeld
Emmett Dowd
Vivian Wang
Evangeline Doolittle
Zach Williamson
Craigin Maloney
Anand Choudhary

Abby Regan
Riley Foushee
Sophia Neilson

Maeve Stauff
Kallie Schmeisser
Tanner Lee
Sophia Zhao
Juan Lopez

Emmett Dowd
Jon Schoelkopf

Nick Hughes

Business Manager
Sophia Cerroni
Luca Vujovic

Faculty Advisers
Jenny Nicolelli
Elizabeth Gleason
Rebecca Marcus
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