Archive for April, 2016

Israel Must Not Infringe Upon Palestinian Rights

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On February 9, in a settlement on the West Bank, Israeli officials arrested a 12-year old Palestinian girl caught with a knife under her shirt — a knife that she intended to use to kill the settlement’s Jewish inhabitants. Upon being taken to court, the young girl pled guilty toRead More

Choate Wild Boars Get Served

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Boys’ varsity volleyball has had a rocky start to the season after graduating six players last year. Going 1-2 in their first three games, the team was anxious for a win heading into their matchup last Friday against Newington High School. Newington took the first set 25-20 due in largeRead More

Q&A Around Campus: Ms. Judy Donald ’66

Q&A Around Campus: Ms. Judy Donald ’66

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

When we think of “Choate Archives,” we likely envision some dark attic from which critical pieces of historical information appear magically at command. Many of us may not realize the great time and energy required to collect and maintain the artifacts that comprise Choate Rosemary Hall’s history. In fact, theRead More

Classics Majors Are Still in Style

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Classics is broadly defined as the study of the languages, culture, history, and literature of Ancient Greece and Rome. Liberal arts education itself has its roots in classics — in fact, “liberal arts” is a phrase derived from the Latin artes liberales, meaning “the skills worthy of a free person.”Read More

Arts Con’s Boston Adventures

Arts Con’s Boston Adventures

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students from all of the various Arts Concentration disciplines — music, theater, dance, and visual arts — congregated last Thursday, April 14, to visit the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in an the opportunity to learn and improve their own work. The students began theirRead More

Students in the new environmental art class study, draw, and improve their surroundings

Art Against Climate Change

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This spring term, Choate inaugurated an environmental arts class proposed to combine artistic expression and environmental awareness in a single class. Ms. Jessica Cuni, who teaches the course, encouraged its creation to instill appreciation for the environment in a new generation of artists at Choate. “The course encompasses many differentRead More

Choate’s Old Laptops and iPads Donated to Town

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Try to imagine 75 iPads and 40-50 computers. In their efforts to donate old electronics to local Wallingford organizations, the Information Technology Services (ITS) office gathered more than 100 iPads and laptops from the Choate community that were not being used to give away this spring. Various organizations such asRead More

Freedom, Foner, and The Fourteenth Amendment

Freedom, Foner, and The Fourteenth Amendment

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

History students trudging through reading assignments or struggling to memorize a hodgepodge of dates and facts may often forget one particular beauty of the subject: its inseparable ties to reality. Two Choate students — Zemia Edmondson ’16 and Dylan Stafford ’16 — recently reminded themselves of this point by attendingRead More

A  young demonstrator in Hong Kong protests Beijing’s involvement in Hong Kong elections.

How China Steals Its Citizens’ Rights

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the wake of a battle over civil liberties and technological privacy rights in the United States, an extremely similar and important crisis is occurring in China: the right to the freedom of speech. Hong Kong citizens’ freedom of speech is protected by the hand-over treaty. This treaty guarantees thatRead More