Archive for April, 2016

Stafford ’16 and Landau ’17 Craft Nuclear Disarmament Proposal for International Conference

April 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

Standing before a crowd of students, professors, and politicians, Arielle Landau ’17 and Dylan Stafford ’16 delivered their successful presentation, “Nuclear Disarmament: Unseen and Unseen Threats,” at the 2016 Critical Issues Forum (CIF) in Monterey, California. The annual conference, managed by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, tookRead More

New Senior Spring Schedule Draws Mixed Reactions

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As this year’s seniors navigate the end of their Choate careers, some of them may have found themselves grappling with this question: How will the different end-of-year schedule make their senior spring different? The major difference in the new schedule is the date of the graduation ceremony. Instead of beingRead More

Captain Ben Wishnie-Edwards ’16 prepares to huck the disc downfield past two Hotchkiss defenders.

Again, Ultimate Falls to Hotckiss

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Varsity Ultimate Frisbee team took on both The Gunnery and Hotchkiss for the second time this season, last Saturday, April 16. After a quick game against The Gunnery School, resulting in a sweeping win of 11-1, Choate fell short to the Hotchkiss Bearcats with a score of 3-11. InRead More

Ms. Blitzer coaches the girls’ varsity water polo team during a tense season opener. The girls went on to triumph over Williston Northampton, securing a 16-8 win for Choate.

Blitzer Leaves Strong Legacy

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Since her arrival at Choate in 2010, Ms. Meg Blitzer has been a beloved biology and environmental science teacher, as well as an well-respected water polo coach. To the dismay of students and faculty alike, this highly valued campus member will depart from Choate after the end of this schoolRead More

The integration of the health center into the community has raised concern regarding counselor-student confidentiality.

Students Seek Diversity in Health Center, Question Confidentiality

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the past two weeks, I have explored support systems and competition at Choate. This week, I will examine the Pratt Health Center in depth, looking at the diversity in staffing and the student-counselor confidentiality.  A major recurring theme when interviewing members of the community on mental health is theRead More

Members of the Game Development pod code the night away.

Decoding the Future of the Choate Programming Union

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

What does the acronym “CPU” mean to you? For some, it could be just that: a jumble of unimportant letters. For the tech-savvy, it stands for “central processing unit” — essentially the heart of a computer. For a small but growing group on Choate campus, however, it means so muchRead More

Contemplating the Curriculum

Contemplating the Curriculum

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the school has added several new courses to the curriculum, many of them interdisciplinary in nature. For example, some of the courses added recently are AP Journalism, Topics in Engineering, and Cognitive Neuroscience. Other new courses will be added next year as well: a history class called Colonial LatinRead More

Every spring, new and old faculty vie for housing in a system determined largely by years of employment and family size.

The Faculty Housing Process Uncovered

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

“Housing season is the most exciting time of the year,” enthused biology teacher Mr. Deron Chang. However, he was referring to the process that faculty members, not boarding students, undergo. Starting at the beginning of spring term, faculty members engage in a complicated process to select their housing for theRead More

On the Dance Floor with Tiffany Lin ’18

On the Dance Floor with Tiffany Lin ’18

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Meet Tiffany Lin ’18. From Little Neck, New York, this two-year sophomore has contributed to the Choate arts program in many ways, particularly in dance. At Choate, Lin is a part of Dance Company, Hip Hop Club, Step Squad, and Dance Ensemble. She has also participated in the annual danceRead More