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List of 20 news stories.

  • 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.
  • Honoring Retiring Hilltoppers: Gena Eggert

    Zoe Kim '20 Senior News Editor
    Assistant to the Director of Admissions Gena Eggert will be retiring after working at Hopkins for fourteen years.
  • Honoring Retiring Hilltoppers: Linda Weber

    Orly Baum '22 Assistant News Editor
    After five years at Hopkins, Linda Weber will retire from her position as Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication.
  • Commendations

  • The new classroom furniture is easily maneuverable for different classroom set-ups.

    Hopkins Brings Funky Furniture to Baldwin

    Zoe Kim ’20 Senior News Editor
    In February, Hopkins launched a new furniture pilot in a Baldwin classroom.
  • Twenty-Four Students Attended the Student Diversity
Leadership Conference

    Hopkins Students Attend Student Diversity Leadership Conference

    Orly Baum '22 Assistant News Editor
    On April 7, 24 Hopkins students attended the Regional Student Leadership Diversity Conference (SDLC) at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan.
  • The Hopkins Student Body elected Katherine Takoudes '20 to be the next Student Council President

    Katherine Takoudes Elected StuCo President

    Anushree Vashist '21 News Editor
    On April 8, 2019, the student body elected Katherine Takoudes ’20 to lead Hopkins School for its 360 year.
  • The Truth Behind College Admissions

    Juan Lopez '22 Assistant News Editor
    This past March, the United States federal prosecutors exposed a criminal conspiracy within the admission process of several prestigious universities.
  • JR Stauff '19 sits at second on the Leaderboard with a score of 2502.

    App Store Sensation: Left Shape Right

    Julia Kosinski '20, Assistant News Editor
    On February 7, Cyrus Illick ’19 released the arcade game Left Shape Right.
  • Hopkins Spring Trips

    Ellie Medovnikov '22 and Sarah Roberts '20, News Editor
    This year, along with the annual sports Spring Training trips, Hopkins students had the option to travel to Italy and explore Amalf and Atrani while bettering their language skills, or participate in an educational tour of Northern Europe about World War II.
  • Black Student Union (BSU) poses for their club photo.

    The Resurgence of the BSU

    Sophie Sonnenfeld '21
    The newly reconstituted Black Student Union at Hopkins is back in business with a fortified mission and membership.
  • Check Mates Host Chess Tournament

    While most of Hopkins spent the weekend afer exams sleeping in and recovering before the second term, the Hopkins Chess Club hosted the third annual Connecticut State Grade Chess Tournament on January 19.
  • Jasiri X Opens Up Black History Month in Assembly

    Hip-Hop Activist Jasiri X Launches Black History Month

    Sarah Roberts ’20, News Editor and Sophia Cerroni '22
    “They say Jasiri X you preach too much, I'm like Black people we asleep too much, A Black President but he doesn't speak for us, Another Black body lynched is not unique to us.”
  • Mr. Wich explains to Juniors how to sign up for next year’s courses.

    Hopkins Introduces New Courses

    Zoe Kim '20, Assistant News Editor
    This February, Hopkins released the 2019-2020 Course Guide. As Hopkins students prepare to start planning their course schedule for the upcoming year, many know little of the actual process that goes into adding new courses.
  • Students Travel to NAIMUN

    Julia Kosinski ’21, Assistant News Editor
    On February 14, a group of twelve Hopkins students will leave for Washington DC to represent Hopkins at the North American Invitational Model United Nations conference (NAIMUN).
  • Plans for new track and softball field, projected to be completed by summer 2019.

    Hopkins Unveils Plans for New Athletics Facilities

    Sarah Roberts '20, News Editor, and Sophie Sonnenfeld '21
    During the Friday, October 19 all-school Assembly, Head of School Dr. Kai Bynum unveiled the plans for a new track and softball feld, marking a powerful advancement in Hopkins history.
  • Lauren Seto '19 and Ashley Chin '19 sell waffles for the Connecticut Food Bank.

    Canned Food Drive Adopts New Name

    Julia Kosinski '21 and Zoe Kim '20, Assistant News Editors
    To begin this year’s season of fundraising, Student Council President Samuel Jenkins ’19 surprised the Hopkins community by changing the name of the fundraiser from the long standing Canned Food Drive, also known as the CFD, to the Connecticut Food Bank Fundraiser, or the CFBF.
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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 
The Razor's Edge reflects the opinion of 4/5 of the editorial board and will not be signed. The Razor welcomes letters to the editor but reserves the right to decide which letters to publish, and to edit letters for space reasons. Unsigned letters will not be published, but names may be withheld on request. Letters are subject to the same libel laws as articles. The views expressed in letters are not necessarily those of the editorial board.
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