Archive for April, 2016

A Note About our Music Teachers

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Behind every music student at Choate is a caring music teacher. Ensembles on campus would not function if students weren’t able to learn their parts. Because of this, Choate music teachers play a vital role in the Arts Department. Ms. Artemis Simerson, a violin teacher from North Brantford who hasRead More

Hillary Clinton supports continuing many of the Obama administration’s policies.

Hillary Is The Democrats’ Realistic Candidate

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I am a post-millennial and very progressive liberal. My beliefs most closely align with those of the Green Party, and I would not shy away from proclaiming that I am a democratic socialist. After reading the latter two sentences one would probably assume that I support Bernie Sanders in the currentRead More

School Appoints New Director of Admission

School Appoints New Director of Admission

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the first time in 12 years, Choate will welcome a new Director of Admission. Mr. Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez will succeed Mr. Ray Diffley III in July, after the school formally extended a job offer to Mr. Gonzalez on March 15. Along with assuming the role of the Director ofRead More

Illustration by Mckynzie Romer

The New Gold Rush Smells of Kush and Cash

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the 1920’s, prohibition was synonymous with the mob and black market booze. These days, nationwide proscription doesn’t target alcohol, but instead this era’s recreational drug of choice: marijuana. Despite this, the innocuous and – quite honestly – popular herb has absolutely thrived in the backyards of peoples’s homes andRead More

Be a Hero, Save the Earth

Be a Hero, Save the Earth

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Sustainability has started to become a buzzword, and its meaning has been primarily lost in confusing corporate language. What does this often overused and misconstrued word mean? I understand sustainability to be a mindset and a set of behaviors that lead to the long term health of the planet andRead More

The Beauty of Being Bilingual

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

When I first began attending Choate, I tried my best to fit into this diverse community full of people with different personalities and backgrounds. In the process of integrating myself into the community, I found myself changing things from my homework routine, to the way I pronounce my name inRead More

Andy Suzuki entertains students last Friday night.

Andy Suzuki: Back at the SAC

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Witty, energetic, and passionate, the professional rock band Andy Suzuki & The Method performed at the Student Activities Center (SAC) on Friday, April 14. The band had everyone sing and dance with them on stage. Based in New York City, the five members of the band play a variety ofRead More

An Instant Taste of Home

An Instant Taste of Home

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I’m an international student. When I meet people on campus, one of the first questions they ask me is, “Where are you from?” This question is more troubling to me than a chemistry exam. I was born in New Jersey. I lived there for three years, before I moved toRead More

Social Media? No Thanks

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

What would life be like if we did not worry about how many likes our last Instagram photo received, or if we didn’t spend lazy Sunday afternoons perusing our friends’ Facebook walls? In a world of ever-increasing technology use, we often have trouble sympathizing with people who avoid social media.Read More