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List of 20 news stories.

  • 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.
  • Sophie Sonnenfeld and Jack Kealey ’21 advocate Meatless Mondays.

    The Past, Present, and Future of Sustainability at Hopkins

    Aaron Gruen ’21 Campus Correspondent
    “Climate pledge.” “Carbon neutral.” “Green energy.” Over the last few years, companies and organizations have publicized terms like these in their plans to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Alexis Chang leads a Black Lives Matter protest that she helped organize.
Credit: Alexis Chang '21

    As Black Lives Matter Movement Continues, Hopkins Community Demands Better

    Anushree Vashist '21 Lead News Editor and Melody Cui '23 Assistant News Editor
    As the nation protests systemic racism in policing, education, housing, and other institutions, instances of discrimination and microaggressions on The Hill are being brought to light and examined by members of the community, resulting in a push for change.
  • 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. 
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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

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Sophia Cerroni
Luca Vujovic

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Elizabeth Gleason
Rebecca Marcus
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