Longtime English Teacher Mr. Ed McCatty Closes the Book on Choate

Longtime English Teacher Mr. Ed McCatty Closes the Book on Choate

June 5, 2020

By Sabrina Wang ’23 and Stephanie Chen ’23 When English teacher Mr. Ed McCatty came to Choate in 1992, he had not expected to end up spending the next 28 years of his life at the School. However, when he attended his very first School Meeting, he was deeply movedRead More

With An Anxious Eye, Local businesses look to reopen

May 15, 2020

On Thursday, April 30, Governor Ned Lamont announced his plan to reopen select businesses and organizations in Connecticut, the state’s first step in moving away from quarantine regulations.  Scheduled for May 20, the step would include the reopening of restaurants, retail stores, offices, nail and hair salons, museums, zoos, outdoorRead More

Pandemic Reveals, Once More, the Need for Healthcare Reform

Pandemic Reveals, Once More, the Need for Healthcare Reform

May 15, 2020

With coronavirus cases surging across the country, the limits of the U.S. healthcare system have become more evident. Campbell Pflaum ’23 argues that enforcing the Affordable Care Act is the only solution to protecting the uninsured.

Global Studies Requirement Hinders Schedule Flexibility

Global Studies Requirement Hinders Schedule Flexibility

May 15, 2020

Graphic by Sesame Gaetsaloe/The Choate News Every Choate student, sooner or later, feels the looming shadow of the Contemporary Global Studies graduation requirement. Instead of taking the electives they’re interested in, many freshmen take ​classes such as Contemporary Issues, World Religions, or Peace and Justice during their first year inRead More

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Longtime English Teacher Mr. Ed McCatty Closes the Book on Choate

Longtime English Teacher Mr. Ed McCatty Closes the Book on Choate

June 5, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

By Sabrina Wang ’23 and Stephanie Chen ’23 When English teacher Mr. Ed McCatty came to Choate in 1992, he had not expected to end up spending the next 28 years of his life at the School. However, when he attended his very first School Meeting, he was deeply movedRead More

My Slow-Burning Love

My Slow-Burning Love

June 5, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

My love for Choate came slowly — an unhurried, tentative process that ebbed and flowed like waves. On more than one day during these last three years, I would have done anything to see Jakarta’s jumbled skyline instead of the order of red-brick academic buildings. I felt suffocated by theRead More

Mrs. Beth Peters Retires  with Legacy in the Language Department

Mrs. Beth Peters Retires with Legacy in the Language Department

June 5, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

By Angel Guo ’22 and Jessica Wu ’22 Mrs. Beth Peters was introduced to Choate by Mr. Charlie Long, a Spanish teacher at Choate, whom she met while working on her master’s degree one summer at Middlebury College, in Vermont. A year later, while she was living in Spain, Mr.Read More

Where Did the Crazy Nights Go?

Where Did the Crazy Nights Go?

June 5, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

What’s the hardest part of being home this term, rather than in Quantrell? I feel a sense of being lost after 12:00 a.m. In the dorm, I would usually be chugging through all of the work I had procrastinated on until a hoard of dorm-mates either barged through my doorRead More

Spring Memorable Moments

Spring Memorable Moments

June 5, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

February 11th: Administration offers to help find housing for those with families affected by the virus. February 27th: Administration asks all students to defer travel to China or South Korea during spring break. March 5th: All term abroad trips cancelled. Students traveling to level 2 or 3 countries must remainRead More

Fall Memorable Moments

Fall Memorable Moments

June 5, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Photo courtesy of Choate Flickr Colony Hall: September 3rd, 2019 Over the summer, construction on Choate’s new performing arts center, Ann and George Colony Hall, was completed. The building has a seating capacity of 1,070 people and occupies 51,761 square feet. Its size fulfills a goal outlined in the 2013Read More

The No-Regret Choate Experience

The No-Regret Choate Experience

June 5, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Coming to Choate as a new sophomore, I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t expect that I would spend three years living above the Andrew Mellon Library with advisers who would become my second moms or that I would meet friends and teachers who would help me growRead More

A Period of Tremendous Growth

A Period of Tremendous Growth

June 5, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Being an international boarding student thousands of miles away from home has brought its own unique pains and struggles. Since I arrived at Choate as a new sophomore three years ago, I have missed big events back home like birthdays, graduations, and funerals all while trying to overcome culture shockRead More

Winter Memorable Moments

Winter Memorable Moments

June 5, 2020 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Graphic by Sesame Gaetsaloe/The Choate News Strategic Planning Retreat: January 30th-31st This year, Choate began developing a Strategic Plan for the first time since 2013, outlining the School’s goals in the years to come. To gauge what the community hoped for the School’s future, members of the Choate administration conductedRead More

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Covid-19 Update

 

In late March, as the threat from the coronavirus pandemic escalated, Choate Rosemary Hall closed its campus and transitioned to a system of distance learning. Although the staff of The Choate News is now scattered across the globe, it will continue to do the vital work of gathering and reporting the news of the community it loves. The Choate News will not publish a print edition this spring, and this website will be the primary outlet for our reporting. We hope you will find this work valuable.

 

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