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List of 20 news stories.

  • Red Cross Club co-Heads Diya Aggarwal '22 and Essie Gao '23 at the Hopkins Club Fair in September 2021.

    Hopkins Fights Blood Shortage Epidemic

    Aanya Panyadahundi '23, Lead News Editor
    After just over two years trapped in the COVID-19 pandemic, America finds itself facing an epidemic: the nation’s blood bank is in crisis.
    Currently, blood donations are reaching an all time low, hospitals all over America feeling the effects. 
  • Jackson is sworn in during Senate confirmation hearings.

    Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History

    Evie Doolittle '23
    In January 2022, at age 83, Justice Stephen Bryer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. In response, President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson, who would be the first justice since Thurgood Marshall with experience as a public defender. She was then confirmed on April 7, 2022.
  • A snapshot of Mecha Noodle Bar in New Haven during rush hour.

    Hopkins Students Review Local Food Hotspots

    Evie Doolittle '23 News Editor
    With Hopkins’ proximity to downtown New Haven, students frequent restaurants in the area. Eating out at local restaurants strengthens the school’s connection with the city.
  • The current Justices of the Supreme Court.

    SCOTUS Rules No on Federal Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate

    Riley Foushee ‘23 News Editor
    On January 13, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Biden Administration could not enforce a vaccine-or-testing mandate on large employers.
  • Students Petition for a Virtual Learning Option

    Kallie Schmeisser '22 Lead News Editor Amir McFerren '24 Assistant News Editor
    Hopkins’ decision to return to campus for in-person learning has been controversial amid the Omicron surge.
  • Students fundraise outside Ashley’s Ice Cream in New Haven.

    CFBF Fundraising Returns After One-Year CancellationCFBF Fundraising Returns After One-Year Cancellation

    Grace Laliberte ‘24 Campus Correspondent
    Fundraising is back once again, with students in every grade setting out across the state to fundraise on behalf of the Connecticut Food Bank. School-wide fundraising is an annual event that was temporarily eliminated last year due to COVID-19, but has now returned with significant enthusiasm and support from students.
  • Students cheer on Varsity Volleyball in their quest for the FAA Championship.

    Full-Time Return to Campus Brings Surge in School Spirit

    Arielle Rieder ’23 Campus Correspondent
    The return to the Hopkins campus after online school sparked a renewed interest in school spirit. From athletic contests with fans to spirit days, such as Spirit Week, that have been absent for over a year, this school year has brought all of these activities back to campus.
  • New Yorkers protest the rise of gun violence.

    Hopkins Students Comment on New York Gun Law Challenge

    Asher Joseph ’25 Campus Correspondent
    In response to the national debate surrounding firearm usage in America, opponents of New York’s long-standing gun permit law are challenging its constitutionality. The legislation is currently before the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Members of Boys Water Polo pose in front of one of the “We Think”- themed signs found at 2018’s Homecoming dance.

    Yule Ball Dance Returns With New Theme and Later Date

    Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain '23 Campus Correspondent
    Winter is coming to The Hill again, bringing with it a return to Hopkins' usual winter events: the Holiday Assembly, the musical, and Yule Ball, the Harry Potter-themed dance.
  • NHCM protest on October 1 on the New Haven Green.

    Global and Local: The Climate Crisis and Hopkins

    Evie Doolittle ’23 News Editor
    As we recover from our past year of quarantine, we begin to reflect on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the environment. Members of the Hopkins community speculate that Covid-19 contributes to a worsening climate.
  • Hopkins gathered for a remembrance Assembly.

    Hopkins Remembers 9/11 on 20th Anniversary

    Kallie Schmeisser '22 Lead News Editor Conor Tomasulo '24 Assistant Editor-At-Large
    September 11, 2021 was the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, as well as the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 which, diverted by brave passengers, crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • Mock Trial poster and table from the Activities Fair.

    Student Activities Fairs Return to Campus

    Amir McFerren ’24 Assistant News Editor
    The Hopkins Activities Fairs took place on Monday, September 27, and Friday, October 1. The first fair was dedicated to community service-based activities such as Maroon Key, Peer Tutoring, and the Natural Disaster Relief Club, while the second was for activities like Model UN, The Razor, and Robotics.
  • Students gather at the 2019 Back-To-School Bash.

    Normalcy Returns to The Hill

    Evangeline Doolittle '23 News Editor
    The 2021-2022 school year marks the in-person return of all clubs, sports, and Student Council (StuCo) activities.
  • 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.
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