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List of 20 news stories.

  • History teacher Gerard Casanova and English teacher Catherine Casanova will be leaving The Hill this June.

    Casanovas Depart After Over Two Decades At Hopkins

    Evie Doolittle '23 News Editor
    After more than two decades of devoted teaching and leadership in the Hopkins community, Gerard and Catherine Casanova are retiring.
  • Anthony Barbaro

    Hopkins Staff Members Depart After Decades on The Hill

    Juan Lopez ’22 Editor-at-Large, Kallie Schmeisser ’22 Lead News Editor
    Hopkins says goodbye to two more staff members.
  • Faye Prendergast retires after serving as Head Librarian since 2000.

    Legendary Head Librarian Retires

    Anushree Vashist '21 Lead News Editor Emeritus
    After a laudable 23 years on The Hill, Head Librarian Faye Prendergast is retiring this Spring.
  • David McCord retires after teaching at Hopkins for 27 years.

    McCord's Impact "Incalculable"

    Craigin Maloney '21 Arts Editor Emeritus
    David McCord, Math teacher extraordinaire, is retiring after 27 years of teaching at Hopkins.

  • At-Home Learning Causes Stress for Hopkins Students

    Evie Doolittle '23 News Editor
    With virtual school and limited in-person socializing, students' stress was heightened during the pandemic.
  • A student enjoys the beautiful spring weather on the quad.

    Virtual No More: Hop Returns to Campus

    Kallie Schmeisser '22 Lead News Editor
    On February 23, Head of School Kai Bynum announced that Hopkins would return to a fully in-person learning model: “After careful planning and consideration, Hopkins School will shift from our Hybrid Learning Model to our Fully In-Person Model beginning on April 5, 2021.” While the majority of students are opting into the model, campus life is still far from the pre-pandemic standard.
  • Albert Yang ’22 was elected Student Council President after a runoff.

    Yang Elected StuCo President in a Runoff

    Amir McFerren ’24 Assistant News Editor
    The 2021 Student Council (StuCo) Presidential Election concluded on April 13, when Albert Yang ’22 won in a runoff election against Chris Ruano ’22.
  • Protestors overran the Capitol building on January 6.

    Community Responds to Insurrection at the Capitol

    Aanya Panyadahundi '23 Assistant News Editor Vivian Wang '23 Assistant Features Editor
    January 6, 2021 became an unforgettable day for many Americans due to the chaos and violence that erupted at the nation’s Capitol, receiving a wide range of reactions from the Hopkins community.
  • A Hybrid class in session

    End of an Era: Students and Teachers Reflect on Hybrid as Administration Releases Fully In-Person Model

    Anushree Vashist ’21, Anjali Subramanian ’22, Melody Cui ’23
    WEB EXCLUSIVE:
    After 6 months of learning under the hybrid model, the Hopkins Community reflects on the challenges and opportunities it presented and their early reactions to a return to fully in-person learning this Spring. 
  • May 5, 1995.

    The Razor Celebrates 75 Years

    Anushree Vashist '21 Lead News Editor
    Our beloved school newspaper, founded during the 1945-1946 school year, is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
  • Thompson Hall in the snow during the 2020 Winter Break.

    Are Snow Days Doomed?: A Potential Pandemic Casualty

    Melody Cui ’23 Assistant News Editor
    In past years, snow days have provided a momentary respite to students from their normally busy work-loads, but as distance-learning becomes the norm for students, the fate of snow days hangs in the balance.
  • The events for Black History Month include speakers, movies, and the Student Showcase on February 26.

    Hopkins Celebrates Black History Month

    Anjali Subramanian '22 News Editor
    This February, the BLSU (Black Latinx Student Union), SURE (Students United for Racial Equity), and Diversity Board came together to plan and orchestrate a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month.
  • A healthcare worker in PPE holds a Covid-19 test.

    PPE Shortages 101: A (Very) Brief Overview

    Anushree Vashist '21 Lead News Editor
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    The United States Covid-19 pandemic has been marked with a consistent failure: chronic personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages.
  • President-elect Joe Biden gives acceptance speech at
drive-in victory rally in Wilmington, Delaware

    Hopkins Reacts to Biden-Harris Win

    Aanya Panyadahundi '23 Assistant News Editor
    “No one pretends democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time” -Winston Churchill, November 1947
  • Soldiers on an emergency hospital ward at Camp Funston, Kansas.

    Resch Reflects on 1918 Flu Pandemic

    Melody Cui '23 Assistant News Editor
    History teacher Zoe Resch's lecture on the Spanish Flu of 1918, an annual installment of the History Department's Evans-Rood lecture series, takes on a new tenor as we live through the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020.
  • Prairie Resch ’21 watches virtual tours on YouTube.

    Seniors Apply to College Amidst Covid-19

    Anjali Subramanian ’22 News Editor
    With college campuses shut down and limited standardized testing opportunities, the college application process has been upended by Covid-19.
  • Democratic Congressional Representative Rosa DeLauro gives victory speech after being elected to chair the House Appropriations Committee.

    Students and Faculty React to Local Elections

    Anushree Vashist '21 Lead News Editor Shriya Sakalkale '24 Campus Correspondent
    In addition to a historic presidential race, the 2020 election was filled with many important campaigns at the local level.
  • Arrows in front of Thompson Hall direct movement across campus.

    Administration Rolls Out Reopening Plan

    Anushree Vashist ’21 Lead News Editor
    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge America, schools across the nation have adapted to new learning environments.
  • Hopkins Students March in Protest for BLM

    Anjali Subramanian ’22 News Editor
    Many Hopkins students are participants and leaders in the protests and events for the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement that have swept through New Haven and West Haven since May.
  • Math teacher Abraham Kirby-Galen teaches both his students in the classroom and those at home with the help of the Owl.

    Students and Faculty Adjust to Hybrid Model

    Melody Cui ’23 Assistant News Editor, Aanya Panyadahundi ’23 Assistant News Editor
    Through the implementation of new technology and approaches to different parts of instruction, Hopkin teachers are striving to make the most of the hybrid learning environment.
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Zach Williamson

Managing Editor 
Anjali Subramanian

News
Kallie Schmeisser
Riley Foushee
Evie Doolittle
Amir McFerren
Features
Vivian Wang
Aanya Panyadahundi
Zoe Sommer
Megan Davis
 
Arts
Anand Choudhary
Sophia Nelson
Amalia Tuchmann
Rose Robertson


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Anika Madan
Shriya Sakalkale

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Tanner Lee
Sam Cherry
Eli Ratner
Hanna Jennings
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Brayden Gray
Connor Tomasulo

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