Archive for May, 2016

Abu Daramy ’16 competes in the triple jump at the Founders League Championships.

Track Finishes Successful Season

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The boys’ and girls’ varsity track and field teams have boasted excellent season records. A highlight for both teams was the Founders League Championships on Saturday, May 14. The Founders League was established in 1984, when heads of several college preparatory schools decided to create a league with shared athleticRead More

Form Deans No Longer Assigned by Gender

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Starting next academic year, deans will no longer be assigned based on gender for all freshmen and sophomores. Rather, students will be randomly assigned a dean. The changes to the dean assignment process will not apply to the rising fifth and sixth formers, who have already spent at least aRead More

Freshman Year: Experimentation is Key

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The question of whether freshman year is the best depends on many choices made along the way. It also varies from person to person; opinions of Choate students about their freshman years are as diverse as the student body itself. As a freshman, some students chose to take a sixthRead More

From Politics to Poe: Spring Directed Studies

From Politics to Poe: Spring Directed Studies

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, students may create their own academic program in a topic that interests them through directed studies. This term, seven such projects were undertaken: Advanced Topics in Quantum Physics Lindsay Ning ’17, Jeff Niu ’16 Dr. Zeynep Isvan Did you know? In quantum physics, if a tree falls andRead More

Schevchenko ’16, Lillenbaum ’17, and Moore ’17 in character.

Acting 350 Holds Three-Woman Show

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Gelb Theatre opened its doors once again on Sunday, May 22, for the Acting 350 student showcase of an extremely powerful piece entitled “The Maids.” Starring in and producing the performance were Rebecca Lillenbaum ’17, Mika Schevchenko ’16, and Kate Moore ’17, who drew students, parents, and faculty membersRead More

Have a Little Faith

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most of the diversity we speak of is associated with race, socio-economic status, and gender identity. Meanwhile, faith systems often receive little notice, despite being a central aspect of Choate’s diversity. From organized religion to atheism and everything in between, the spectrum of religious and non-religious identities is wide onRead More

Choate Triumphs over Penguins and Hoggers

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday, May 21, the varsity baseball team played the Cushing Academy Penguins and the Northfield Mount Hermon Hoggers in the Walker Tournament Championship.  Choate’s first game, against the Cushing Penguins, was a true pitching duel. Tyler Daly ’17 pitched for the entire game, allowing four hits and striking outRead More

Marijuana, Painkillers, and Football Controversy

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 2 comments

Whether it be Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, or Marion Jones, the use of performance-enhancing drugs has been a huge problem in sports for a long time. It is a recurring issue, and most of the substances abused take the forms of steroids or blood doping. But a new scandal hasRead More

IRIS records which refugees have found jobs, in an effort to ensure they have stable sources of income.

Syrian Refugees Find Home in New Haven

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

They hesitantly moved towards the three open chairs in front of us and sat down, appearing to be, for a brief moment, a little apprehensive about the situation. That initial discomfort, however, quickly disappeared as we became acquainted. They introduced themselves as Sami, Bassam, and Nezar, Syrian refugees who arrivedRead More