Choate Implements Boarding-Only Model for Remainder of Term

Choate Implements Boarding-Only Model for Remainder of Term

January 22, 2021

Graphic by Yujin Kim/The Choate News Because of the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in Connecticut and across the country, the many hospitals at or near capacity, and the emergence of a new, more contagious strain of the virus, Choate delayed students’ return to campus from January 3 to theRead More

Wallingford Small Businesses Receive Financial Assistance from Barstool Sports’s Covid-Relief Fund

Wallingford Small Businesses Receive Financial Assistance from Barstool Sports’s Covid-Relief Fund

January 22, 2021

Photo by Peter Di Natale/The Choate News Launched by the digital media company Barstool Sports to support small businesses during the pandemic, the Barstool Fund is a nationwide effort that has now reached two Wallingford restaurants: Laskara Restaurant and Gaetano’s Tavern on Main.  Both establishments received support from the fundRead More

Redefining Patriotism in the Era of Trump

Redefining Patriotism in the Era of Trump

January 22, 2021

This summer, as I drove past a row of houses proudly displaying the American flag, I pondered when the symbol of America became so distorted. Has it always been this way? No; when I was younger, I loved celebrating the Fourth of July and dressing up for America Day duringRead More

Letter to Strangers

Letter to Strangers

December 18, 2020

To the office staff at my elementary school, Thank you. I don’t know whether the class rosters were generated randomly or if you all hand-picked them yourself, but on the day you placed Olivia and me into the same kindergarten class, you introduced me to my best friend. Well, IRead More

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A Quiet Signing Day for College-Bound Athletes

A Quiet Signing Day for College-Bound Athletes

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Photo Courtesy of Choate Flickr On November 11, three Choate seniors officially signed with their future colleges, cementing their athletic and academic careers. Grace Bohan ’21 committed to row at Boston College; Mia Scarpati ’21 committed to play golf at Lehigh University; and Patrick Yowan ’21 committed to play lacrosseRead More

For Many Wild Boars Staying Home is the Only Way to Compete

For Many Wild Boars Staying Home is the Only Way to Compete

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Graphic by Sesame Gaetsaloe/The Choate News A number of Choate students have decided to learn remotely this year, not for fear of contracting  the Covid-19 virus on a campus full of students, faculty, and staff, but in order to participate in athletic practices and games that the School has deemedRead More

Virtually on the Court with Indi DelRocco

Virtually on the Court with Indi DelRocco

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Photo Courtesy of Choate Flickr When Girls’ Varsity Basketball point guard Indi DelRocco ’21 was injured last year and unable to play for the remainder of the season, she wondered how it would affect her college recruiting process. Little did she know that a raging pandemic would further complicate herRead More

Wallingford Public Library Goes Virtual

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With the spread of a new, more contagious Covid-19 strain, many Connecticut businesses have begun to reevaluate their recent reopenings. The Wallingford Public Library reopened in July after a four-month closure, but it has recently closed its doors again, citing concerns about the increasing rate of infection and the public’sRead More

Teacher Residency Program Aims to Improve Diversity in CT Schools

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Within Connecticut’s public school system, non-white teachers represent only a small fraction of educators, even though those institutions serve diverse populations. According to the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), while 48% of Connecticut public school students identify as people of color, only 9.6% of the state’s educators do theRead More

Wallingford Small Businesses Receive Financial Assistance from Barstool Sports’s Covid-Relief Fund

Wallingford Small Businesses Receive Financial Assistance from Barstool Sports’s Covid-Relief Fund

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Photo by Peter Di Natale/The Choate News Launched by the digital media company Barstool Sports to support small businesses during the pandemic, the Barstool Fund is a nationwide effort that has now reached two Wallingford restaurants: Laskara Restaurant and Gaetano’s Tavern on Main.  Both establishments received support from the fundRead More

Parent-Teacher Conferences Held Virtually

Parent-Teacher Conferences Held Virtually

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Graphic by Rose Shen/The Choate News This year, parent-teacher conferences occurred in an all-virtual format during the first week of January. These conferences are normally held in-person as a part of Parents’ Weekend in October, which was canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Regardless of the virtual format of theRead More

Current Events Resource Group Activated After Capitol Riot

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Following the violent attack on Capitol Hill on January 6, Director of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Rachel Myers sent an email to students and faculty condemning the actions of the rioters, providing resources compiled by the Current Events Resource Group (CERG), and offering a Zoom event as an opportunity toRead More

Seniors Reflect on An Unusual Final Year

Seniors Reflect on An Unusual Final Year

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Graphic by Sesame Gaetsaloe/The Choate News While this unconventional school year has presented challenges for all, it has especially affected the sixth-formers, who entered their final year of high school empty of the expected traditions. Tilden Jackson ’21 said, “Being a prefect and tutor has been really difficult this yearRead More

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Covid-19 Update

 

Last spring, as the threat from the coronavirus pandemic escalated, Choate Rosemary Hall closed its campus and transitioned to a system of distance learning. Although many students have returned to campus this fall for in-person classes, others remain scattered across the globe. The staff of The Choate News, no matter where each member finds themself, remains committed to the vital work of gathering and reporting the news of the community it loves. This website will be the primary outlet for our reporting. We hope you will find this work valuable—and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

 

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