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List of 20 news 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.
  • Petey Graham ’20 acts out his role as Hamlet for a photo.

    Hopkins Drama Association Performs Hamlet

    Zach Williamson ’22 Assistant Arts Editor
    On October 17, 18, and 19, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) will perform the fall show Hamlet, Shakespeare’s renowned tragedy, directed by Hope Hartup and Assistant Director Leah Miller ’20.
  • Hopkins Students Balance Google Classroom and New LMS

    Anushree Vashist '21 News Editor
    Hopkins adopted a new learning management system (LMS) that, while universally adopted, is controversial in the Hopkins community.
  • Democratic canidates introducing themselves at the first debate.

    Political Primary Primer for Fall 2019

    Sophie Sonnenfeld ’21 Op-Ed Editor
    On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, current Hopkins juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to vote for the first time in the presidential election.
  • Students explore Edinburgh Castle.

    HDA Students Take the Stage in Edinburgh

    Ella Zuse '21 and Zach Williamson '22 Assistant Arts Editors
    From July 31 to August 11, a group of sixteen students from the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • New Haven Road Race

    On September 1, Hopkins students, faculty, staff, and alumni participated in the Annual New Haven Road Race hosted by Faxon Law Group.
  • Off the Hill: Summer Activities

    Anushree Vashist '21 News Editor
    As Hopkins students were freed from the struggles of school, each found a unique way to enjoy their summer freedom.
  • Sparky explains the Law of Sines to his Pre-Calculus BC class.

    Stephen "Sparky" Clark's Departure From The Hill Sparks Nostalgia

    Saira Munshani '20 Senior Op-Ed Editor
    Stephen Clark, better known as “Sparky,” will be retiring from Hopkins after nearly 33 years on The Hill.
  •  Canny Cahn poses with fellow retiree, Stephen

    English Legend Canny Cahn Retires after 17 Years on The Hill

    Katie Broun '19 Managing Editor Emeritus
    After teaching at Hopkins for seventeen years, Canny Cahn, Psychology and English Teacher and former Razor Advisor, will retire at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Clayton Hall retires from his adjunct position in the Math
Department after half a century on The Hill.

    Honoring Retiring Hilltoppers: Clayton Hall

    Juan Lopez '22 Assistant News Editor
    Clayton Hall will be retiring from his adjunct position in the Math Department after a total of 50 years at Hopkins.
  • Business Office Manager Gail Leamon retires from Hopkins
after 24 years.

    Honoring Retiring Hilltoppers: Gail Leamon

    Anushree Vashist '21 News Editor
    Business Office Manager Gail Leamon will be retiring after nearly twenty-four years on The Hill.
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Editor in Chief 
Eleanor Doolittle

Managing Editor 
Sarah Roberts 

Zoe Kim 
Anushree Vashist
Juan Lopez
Orly Baum
Katherine Takoudes 
Julia Kosinski
Anjali Subramanian
Emmett Dowd
Lily Meyers 
Ella Zuse
Zach Williamson 

Saira Munshani
Sophie Sonnenfeld
Kallie Schmeisser

Veronica Yarovinsky
Teddy Glover
Abby Regan
Maeve Stauff
Izzy Lopez-Kalapir

Arthur Masiukiewicz 

Arushi Srivastava
Nick Hughes

Business Managers
Sophia Fitzsimonds
Sophia Cerroni 

Faculty Advisers
Jenny Nicolelli
Elizabeth Gleason
Sorrel Westbrook-Wilson 
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