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List of 20 news stories.

  • 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.
  • Students were told of the new schedule at orientation.

    New School Year Brings New Schedule for The Hill

    Riley Foushee '23 News Editor
    Hopkins has a new schedule for the 2021-22 school year. Changes include longer class periods, adjustments to the middle of the day, and the return of in-person assemblies.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
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Editor in Chief 
Zach Williamson

Managing Editor 
Anjali Subramanian

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

Abby Regan
Anika Madan
Shriya Sakalkale

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

Ayelet Kaminski

Web Editors
Nick Hughes
Sophie Denny

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Sophia Cerroni
Luca Vujovic

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Elizabeth Gleason
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