Archive for May, 2016

City of Angels: Out with a Bang

City of Angels: Out with a Bang

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last weekend, the PMAC curtains opened for the last time this school year to expose Hollywood of the 1940s. The spring musical, City of Angels, was the culmination of the hard work and dedication of the Choate theater department’s faculty and students. It brought off an amazing production, even withRead More

Administration Modifies Graduation No-Walk Policy

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Though the most apparent difference has been the earlier graduation date this spring, there have also been a few other subtler changes to graduation, noticeably with the “no-walk policy” for seniors. The no-walk policy explains the situations in which seniors can receive diplomas but can’t participate in the graduation ceremony,Read More

JC Members Reflect on Emotional Toll

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

An integral part of upholding integrity at Choate, the Judicial Committee (JC) represents the view of the students in hearings and recommends the most fitting course of action for an infraction of the Honor Code to a board of faculty members. JC members are expected to be impartial — toRead More

Eat About: Knuckleheads

Eat About: Knuckleheads

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

A few months ago, my brother and I walked downtown to the Knuckleheads Taproom, located on 80 Center Street, to indulge in what can truly be described as comfort food.  Knuckleheads sits in the heart of Wallingford and is therefore the social and culinary hub for many of the WallingfordRead More

Illustration by Katharine Li

Esul Burton ’16: Looking Forward to Uncertainty

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I stepped onto campus in late August of last year and, immediately, I knew how much I was going to miss this place — this brick-building, green-grass campus in sleepy, small-town Connecticut that I’ve come to call home. Like everyone else in my form, I couldn’t believe that in less thanRead More

Arts Con Seniors Bid Farewell

Arts Con Seniors Bid Farewell

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As a final goodbye to their art career at Choate, senior Visual Arts Concentration students Rebecca Bernstein ’16, Daphne Harrington ’16, Caitlin Chiocchio ’16, and Anika Zetterberg ’16 showcased their best work on May 15 in the Paul Mellon Arts Center. Bernstein’s display consisted of an array of black andRead More

The Supreme Court once again failed to come to a decision because of a justice’s vacancy. Since Justice Scalia’s death last winter, the Court has only had eight justices.

Supreme Court Split Leads to More Problems

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Ever since its passage in 2009, the Affordable Care Act, also known as  Obamacare, has been plagued by two issues: birth control and religious freedom. Although the Affordable Care Act mandates that employers must provide contraceptive coverage to their employees, many religious groups claim that this requirement violates their spiritualRead More

Black Male Elitism

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The less time I have left at Choate, the more time I spend standing in front of mirrors. I look at myself, trying to see just how much I have changed in the past two years, just how much of me Choate has brought to the fore. I also attemptRead More

Despite a Spring Chill, Apple is Ripe for Purchase

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman has always been right about one thing: value investing. Widely considered to be the new Oracle of Omaha (a nickname for legendary investor Warren Buffett), Ackman didn’t build his reputation on high-risk investments or lucky guesses. Rather, it was built due to Ackman’s eye forRead More