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List of 20 news stories.

  • Connecticut restaurant owner Bob Cooke sets up outdoor dining areas in preparation for the reopening of his restaurant.
Credit: Cloe Poisson

    Connecticut Rolls Out Reopening Plans

    Melody Cui '23, Assistant News Editor
    After three months in quarantine and with summer quickly approaching, the reopening of Connecticut is finally beginning. But is it too early for restrictions to be lifted, especially as the total number of cases continues to increase?
  • Chris Jacox retires from Hopkins School after 18 years on The Hill.

    Honoring Retiring Hilltoppers: Chris Jacox

    Saira Munshani '20, Senior Op-Ed Editor Emeritus, Sarah Roberts '20, Managing Editor Emeritus
    Chris Jacox, beloved English teacher and Friday poem extraordinaire, is retiring from Hopkins after 18 years on The Hill.
  • Jim Lawson contributes to the orchestra during the 2018 production of Heathers. 
Credit: Peter Mahakian

    Honoring Retiring Hilltoppers: Jim Lawson

    Anu Vashist '21, Lead News Editor
    Jim Lawson, a member of the Hopkins Maintenance Department, will be retiring this June after 18 years on The Hill. 
     
  • In 1863, former Head of School James M. Whiton gave B. Hoppin an award for “industry and good conduct.”
Credit: Thom Peters

    Hopkins' Responses to Past Crises

    Anjali Subramanian, '22, News Editor
    The recent coronavirus outbreak is the latest crisis at Hopkins, but it is not the first. In the past, Hopkins has responded to crises over curriculum, religious division, and war.
     
  • French teacher Sarah du Plessis visited her graduating advisees to celebrate from a safe distance, of course.  Credit: Hopkins Instagram

    Spring Events on The Hill Find a Way Despite the Coronavirus

    Aanya Panyadahundi '23, Assistant News Editor
    While the “coronavirus curve” is flattening as we approach summer, the virus continues to take a toll on numerous spring events on The Hill.
  • Prairie Resch ’21 and history teacher Zoe Resch have been gardening during their free time in self-isolation. 
Credit: Prairie Resch

    The Silver Linings of Quarantine

    Compiled by Anushree Vashist '21, Lead News Editor
    During a time of uncertainty, many have been fortunate to find reprieves from the current situation, especially self-isolation. We surveyed the Hopkins community to learn more about our very own silver linings.
  • Ella Zuse ’21 gives her speech for Student Council President via the Hopkins Virtual Assembly. Photo by Ella Zuse

    Hopkins Elects New Student Council President Amid School Closure

    Aanya Panyadahundi '23, Assistant News Editor
    This year’s Student Council (StuCo) presidential election was one of the first major all-school events affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; nonetheless, the Hopkins student body elected Ella Zuse '21 as the 2020-2021 Student Council President.
  • President Trump signs into law the $2.2 trillion CARES Act.
Photo by Erin Schaff

    Hopkins Students Weigh in on Government Corona Policies

    Melody Cui '23, Assistant News Editor
    On March 27, 2020, in response to the quickly worsening recession brought on by COVID-19, President Trump signed into law a two trillion dollar relief package, the largest fiscal stimulus in American history.
     
  • Two doctors work tirelessly in makeshift hospitals in Wuhan.

    China Trip Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    Zoe Kim '20 News Editor
    On January 15, Head of School Kai Bynum sent an email to parents announcing that the annual Hopkins-led March break trip to China was canceled.
  • Triple Trio and Spirens perform together at last year's Women's Day Assembly.

    Hopkins Celebrates International Women's Day

    Emmett Dowd '21 Assistant Features Editor
    This year marked the second annual International Women’s Day Assembly, organized by two clubs- Equal Rights, Respect, and Opportunities (ERRO) and Screen, Host, and Outreach to Talk about Trafficking and Education (SHOUTTE). The Assembly held on March 6 featured speakers sharing their stories.
  • A Reflection on Faculty Reflections

    Juan Lopez '22 Assistant News Editor
    A chance for teachers to volunteer to speak at Assembly has newly arisen this year at Hopkins; the speeches are called Faculty Reflections.
  • Yale alums pose with the stone honoring coeducation during the Commemorative Weekend on September 21

    Celebrating Coeducation

    Anushree Vashist ’21 News Editor
    Throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, Yale University is celebrating 50 years since becoming coeducational and 150 years since women first attended the University’s School of Art.
  • History teacher Sarah Belbita photographed seventh graders at the Pequot Museum during exam week.

    Changes to Relieve Stress: The New Midyear Exam Schedule

    Zoe Kim '20 Senior News Editor
    This past January, Hopkins students experienced a new term exam schedule.
  • Snowdays? Snow problems!

    Anjali Subramanian ’22 Assistant Features Editor
    When the latest weather forecast calls for an imminent storm, students’ first reaction may be to use the Snow Day Calculator.
  • Connecticut Food Bank Honor for Hopkins

    After two decades of participation with the Connecticut Food Bank in the annual Connecticut Food Bank Fundraiser, Hopkins received the Distinguished Philanthropic Award in Schools for the third year in a row. 
  • Hopkins students travel to Brown University for a Model UN conferemce

    Hopkins Brings Delegation to Brown Model UN

    Eleanor Doolittle ’20 Editor-in-Chief Juan Lopez ’22 Assistant News Editor
    On November 8, Hopkins students traveled to Brown University for Model United Nations (MUN).
  • Hopkins Brings Swimming to New Haven Locals

    For four Saturdays in November, Chuck Elrick organized swim lessons at the Hopkins pool for first to third graders in New Haven.
  • Blue Earth Compost helps Hopkins further sustainability efforts

    Hopkins Goes Green with Composting

    Anjali Subramanian '21 Assistant Features Editor Annika Sun '23 Staff Writer
    After a three year hiatus, Hopkins is composting again.
  • Liz Bamgboye '20 poses for the #whywerally photo campaign.

    Hopkins is Sick of the Tampon Tax–PERIOD.

    Anushree Vashist '21 News Editor Sophia Neilson '23 Staff Writer
    Do you know that in 38 states women have to pay a tax known as the “Tampon Tax” on feminine hygiene products?
  • College Board Changes AP Policy

    Juan Lopez '22 Assistant News Editor
    The College Board decides not only the content of Advanced Placement (AP) exams, but also the fees and registration deadlines.
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Editor in Chief 
Julia Kosinski

Managing Editor 
Teddy Glover 

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


Op/Ed
Abby Regan
Riley Foushee
Sophia Neilson

Sports
Maeve Stauff
Kallie Schmeisser
Tanner Lee
Sophia Zhao
Editors-at-Large
Juan Lopez

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Emmett Dowd
Jon Schoelkopf




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