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The Student Newspaper of Hopkins School

2019

  • October

    Michelle Grutzendler ’22 and Chase Stevens-
Scanlan ’22 hold up posters at the New York
City Climate strike.

    Hopkins Marches For Climate Action

    Julia Kosinski '21
    On September 20, over four million students around the globe skipped school to take to the streets and demand that lawmakers take immediate action to address the climate crisis.
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  • Ninth graders in Ashley Sjolund’s advisor
group spend time together at the Big E.

    Students Embark on Class Trips

    Emmett Dowd ’21, Anjali Subarmanian ’22
    On September 27, students in grades seven through eleven went on trips for Class Day.
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  • Megan Maxwell

    Welcome to The Hill!

    The Razor welcomes new faculty and staff to Hopkins. Here are some personal introductions and tidbits. Be sure to give them a warm welcome!
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  • September

    ERRO heads speak about the importance of consent in
Assembly during the 2018-2019 school year.

    ERRO Statement on Consent

    Anna Simon ’20, Yasmin Bergemann ’20, and Elizabeth Roy ’20
    Anna Simon '20, Yasmin Bergemann '20 and  Elizabeth Roy '20 gave a speech about consent last year at a school-wide assembly and now are adding to their speech with a statement.
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  • CJ Chiu

    Welcome to The Hill!

    The Razor welcomes new faculty and staff to Hopkins. Here are some personal introductions and tidbits. Be sure to give them a warm welcome!
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  • June

    Teddy Glover ’21 plays at Commencement in 2018.

    Decades of Music: Commencement Songs

    Anjali Subramanian ’22
    Each year at Hopkins Commencement, one of the many school songs, such as “Marching Song,” “Pomp and Circumstance,” and “O Hopkins School,” is performed by musicians in Concert Choir and Orchestra.
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  • Many students in the class of 2019 are thinking of majoring in medicine or business.

    From The Hill to the Real World: Majors and Careers

    Emmett Dowd ’21
    With the Hopkins school year coming to a close, the Class of 2019 is looking to what their future holds. 

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  • Students line up outside of the servery for the 2018 Jack Lubin Grilled Cheese Extravaganza.

    Hopkins Rallies Around Grilled Cheese

    Katherine Takoudes ’20
    On May 17, 2019, the Hopkins community rallied around the dining staff for the twelfth annual Jack Lubin Grilled Cheese Extravaganza.
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  • For their Senior Project, Nate Stratton ’19, Jamie Donovan
’19, and Noah Slager ’19 recorded a podcast.

    Seniors Present Work at Project Fair

    Julia Kosinski ’21
    Each spring, seniors have the opportunity to design and orchestrate independent projects of their choice. The project process culminates in the Senior Project Fair at the end of the school year.
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  • May

    On Instagram, @ourschoolstyle features Hopkins students in stylish outfts from around campus.

    @OurSchoolStyle New on Instagram

    Emmett Dowd ’21
    Follow @ourschoolstyle on Instagram for many fashionable pictures of your classmates to see what clothes and styles are featured! The account includes pictures of many Hop students wearing different kinds of clothing and outfts.
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  • Hopkins at CT Colt Poetry Contest

    Izzy Lopez-Kalapir '20
    On April 3, 2019, Hopkins students kicked of National Poetry Month by travelling to Rockville High School to participate in the 38th annual CT COLT (Connecticut Council of Language Teachers) Poetry Contest. Tey competed with over 500 students from 52 schools, and out of the 33 Hopkins students that attended, 18 were medalists in their divisions.
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  • Student volunteers and singers pose after the Day of Silence Assembly.

    Hopkins Honors Day of Silence

    Anjali Subramanian ’22
    On April 12, the Hopkins community started off the day with an Assembly presentation led by Sexuality and Gender Advocates (SAGA) heads, Lexi Dawson ’20 and Fi Schroth-Douma ’19, to honor the Day of Silence.
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  • Saira Munshani ’20 visits Boston College over March Break.

    Juniors Visit Colleges, Seniors Ofer Advice

    Katherine Takoudes ’20
    March Break: a time to relax, travel, and catch up on sleep. But for the class of 2020, the two week break also consisted of college visits to which they will apply in the fall.
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  • Kate Collier ’21 restores coral reefs in the Florida Keys.

    Students React to Climate Change Initiatives

    Julia Kosinski ’21
    On March 15, thousands of students around the world skipped school to participate in rallies demanding action from their governments to mitigate climate change.
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  • March

    Bonchon with the Boys: A Food Review

    George Kosinski '19, Assistant Voices Editor
    Just a thirteen-minute drive from Hopkins, situated between shops and concert venues in New Haven’s bustling downtown area, Bonchon is the ultimate eatery for those in search of one particular food item: spicy Korean-flavored chicken wings.
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  • Michael Hemby (left) and Patrick Byrne (right)

    Hopkins' Delightful Dining Staff

    Connor Pignatello '19, Features Editor
    Connor Pignatello ’19 has befriended Hopkins dining staff over the years in part due to his numerous allergies. The following is an interview with Head Chef Michael Hemby and Sous Chef Patrick Byrne.
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  • Carlos Andrés Gómez captivated the audience with his energetic speaking style.

    Speaking of Speakers: A Reflection on Assembly Presenters

    Lily Meyers ’20 and Veronica Yarovinsky ’20, Assistant Features Editors
    What happens after we graduate from Hopkins?
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  • February

    Gabriela Gerstenfeld has taught at Hopkins for fourteen years. (Photo credit: Gabriela Gerstenfeld.)

    Faculty Profile: Gabriela Gerstenfeld

    Connor Pignatello ’19, Features Editor and Veronica Yarovinsky ’20, Assistant Features Editor
    Spanish teacher, architect, math teacher, or linguist? Gabriela Gerstenfeld, a Spanish teacher on The Hill, gives us an insight into her adventurous life of teaching, designing, and travelling.
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  • Teachers Ian Guthrie and Richard Thornburgh kick off their campaign in custom T-shirts.

    Hopkins Community Reflects on the Legacy of Presidents

    Lily Meyers ’20, Assistant Features Editor and Emmet Dowd ’21
    In honor of President’s Day, students and teachers share their views on the complex legacy of presidents.
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  • Students Reflect on Political Discussion Series

    Izabella Lopez-Kalapir ’20, Features Editor
    On January 4, 2019, the Young Democrats and Young Republicans combined forces on a new project: the Hopkins Political Discussion Series, where the two clubs hosted a collaborative discussion on the topic of gun violence and methods of prevention.
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< 2019
Editor in Chief 
Eleanor Doolittle

Managing Editor 
Sarah Roberts 

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

Op/Ed
Saira Munshani
Sophie Sonnenfeld
Kallie Schmeisser

Sports
Veronica Yarovinsky
Teddy Glover
Abby Regan
Maeve Stauff
Editors-at-Large
Izzy Lopez-Kalapir

Cartoonists 
Arthur Masiukiewicz 



Webmasters
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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