The beech tree outside the Lanphier Center was cut down during the summer while students were away from campus.

An Iconic Piece of Campus Cut Down

September 22, 2017

As returning students walked around campus during their first few days back, they noticed a drastic physical change: the absence of the Copper Beech tree that was the focal point of the Lanphier Center courtyard. Four years ago, the Lanphier Center was designed around the tree, and the building looksRead More

KEC Students Conduct Self-Directed Research

April 21, 2017

Choate campus is surrounded by nature — yet students seldom get the chance to study  the environment directly. This term, 14 juniors embarked on their research methods experiments at the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC). Students came up with a list of questions they wanted to study in the fall termRead More

Korean War veterans gather in Seoul to protest North Korean nuclear threats in March, 2016.

To Combat North Korea, Trump Must Listen To The Voices of Seoul

September 22, 2017

In 2010, Yeonpyeong Island of South Korea was bombarded by North Korean artillery. It was the closest the two nations had ever come to reigniting a conflict that had stood still for 57 years — the Korean War. While these events were happening, I was living in Singapore, and tooRead More

More Time in the Classroom, Less Time Out

September 22, 2017

The past week-and-a-half has undoubtedly been hectic for new and returning students alike. The transition to the new schedule has not gone as smoothly as many had hoped. The interminable stretch of individual classes combined with the race to the dining hall has made the initial phase of the newRead More

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The beech tree outside the Lanphier Center was cut down during the summer while students were away from campus.

An Iconic Piece of Campus Cut Down

September 22, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

As returning students walked around campus during their first few days back, they noticed a drastic physical change: the absence of the Copper Beech tree that was the focal point of the Lanphier Center courtyard. Four years ago, the Lanphier Center was designed around the tree, and the building looksRead More

More Time in the Classroom, Less Time Out

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The past week-and-a-half has undoubtedly been hectic for new and returning students alike. The transition to the new schedule has not gone as smoothly as many had hoped. The interminable stretch of individual classes combined with the race to the dining hall has made the initial phase of the newRead More

Norris’s Spirited Welcome to the New School Year

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Applause rang across the gym during Convocation as student body president Mpilo Norris ’18 walked up to the microphone to welcome students to the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Norris’s speech focused on the importance of a positive social climate at Choate and his belief that everyone on campus needs to beRead More

The Woman Who Manages Risk: Ms. Risa Vine

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Meet Ms. Risa Vine. She has been Choate’s Director of Risk Management since November 2016 and plays a large role in keeping everyone on campus safe. Her job includes overseeing campus-wide risk management, supervising Choate’s Community Safety function, and giving support and training to the school community regarding risk mitigation,Read More

For their dorm theme, KEC prefects created nature-themed puns.

Exploring Dorm Door Decoration

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Before the start of each school year, Choate prefects gather to brainstorm and choose dorm themes: posters placed on each dorm room to specify the inhabiting students’ names. Each year, prefects create even more creative, intriguing, and occasionally strange dorm themes, and the 2017-2018 school year is no exception. AlanRead More

A Capella presidents Eben Cook ’18, Tristan Jamidar ’18, Scott Romeyn ’18, and James Rose ’18 (center).

Historic Male A Capella Groups Merge

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

There is something about the people who create melodies, harmonies, and entire ensembles only utilizing their voices that make students stop and put on hold any activity, thought, or assignment at hand. It is undeniable that a cappella is an important, if not essential, part of campus and student lifeRead More

The New Schedule: Causes and Effects

The New Schedule: Causes and Effects

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  With the commencement of the school year, students and teachers have been introduced to a new academic and afternoon schedule, changing the duration of class periods, as well as the times of afterschool activities and study hours. These changes are the result of careful consideration by members of theRead More

Employed part-time by the Development Office, students solicit donations for the Annual Fund.

Development Office Calls Students to Action

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Sunday and Tuesday evenings during the school year, the Alumni Relations Office in Brownell comes to life. Around a dozen student callers, tasked with asking alumni for donations to the Annual Fund, connect with former Choate students and cheerfully ask, “Would you like to consider making a donation toRead More

New faculty, new classes, and new athletic offerings will enlarge Choate’s dance program this year.

Dancing to a New Rhythm

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the past few years, Choate’s dance program has grown immensely. With each new year, the department has welcomed more and more changes. This year is no different; the advancements are expected to shift the program into a new direction of more strength and relevance. One of the biggest changesRead More