“Jessica Jones” Star Aneesh Sheth Kicks Off Spectrum Speaker Series

“Jessica Jones” Star Aneesh Sheth Kicks Off Spectrum Speaker Series

May 15, 2020

Aneesh Sheth spoke at the Spectrum Eleventh Annual Interschool Conference Speaker Series on May 7. Photo Courtesy of The Mary Sue On Thursday, May 7, Jessica Jones star and transgender activist Aneesh Sheth tuned in to Choate’s Spectrum Club, an identity group for LGBTQ+ students, via the virtual platform ZoomRead 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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Pandemic Reveals, Once More, the Need for Healthcare Reform

Pandemic Reveals, Once More, the Need for Healthcare Reform

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

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.

With An Anxious Eye, Local businesses look to reopen

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

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

Netflix Binge List

Netflix Binge List

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Bored at home with little to do? We’ve got a list of binge-worthy shows for you! From classic feel-good comedies to newly-released dramas, these shows are sure to fix your quarantine blues.

Local Schools Begin Live Online Classes

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Monday, May 4, Wallingford Public Schools (WPS) made the switch to live online classes in addition to implementing a new pass/fail grading system. These changes came a day before Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s announcement to officially close all public schools in Connecticut for the rest of the academic year.Read More

Anti-Hunger Organizations Persevere Through Pandemic

Anti-Hunger Organizations Persevere Through Pandemic

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Staff and Volunteers of CT Food Bank distribute food. Photo Courtesy of Connecticut Food Bank As unemployment rates skyrocket across the nation, more and more families are left worried about their next meals. Consequently, food banks are struggling to meet the demand that follows, with some being forced to turnRead More

The School’s Greatest Athletes

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Tommy Burr, Class of 1913 Burr started his prep school career at The Hotchkiss School but transferred to The Choate School the following year. He immediately earned varsity spots on both the football and baseball teams. Burr met early success on both teams, but he established himself as one ofRead More

Student Council Recap

Student Council Recap

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the wake of Choate campus closing this term, Student Council has proposed several measures to improve the virtual learning experience and off-campus student life. With new events and changes planned, the council has made efforts to not only unite the Choate community but also better the well-being of studentsRead More

Health Center Provides Support From a Distance

Health Center Provides Support From a Distance

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Despite Choate’s closing this term, the Health Center has continued to support students virtually. Photo by The Choate News Throughout the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Choate’s Health Center has invested a great effort into supporting the health of the Choate community. The Health Center continues to provide healthcare for students despiteRead More

Art By the Fireplace

Art By the Fireplace

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Krystal McCook ’20’s favorite outfits combine style with comfort. Photo courtesy of Krystal McCook The increasing amount of time we spend at home and the lack of social interaction in quarantine can serve both as creative inspiration and a damper on our sense of style. In the sea of sweats,Read More

The Choate News

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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