Archive for May, 2016

Boys’ Thirds Tennis players practice their stellar skills at an afternoon practice at the Hunt Tennis Center.

On and Off the Court with Boys’ Thirds Tennis

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Boys’ Thirds Tennis, coached by Mr. Philip Kojo Clarke and captain Faisal Nazer ’19, may very well be one of the most demanding teams that a Choate student can join. Each practice starts and ends with rigorous physical conditioning: sprints, pushups, and sit-ups are commonplace. During practice, team members improveRead More

No God Blesses My America

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, we often casually assume the existence of God. We read the Bible in English class. The political debate a few weeks ago ended with “God Bless America.” The recent religious panel did not include representation from non-Abrahamic religions. These instances are not purposefully discriminatory, yet they serve asRead More

Washington Redskins Professionalize Racism

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One section of the Lanham Act – a 1946 act which governs trademarks, service marks, and unfair competition–has caused controversy for the Washington Redskins. Many people have called for the team’s offensive name to be changed, but the team owner and the franchise have long argued that the name isRead More

Fifth and sixth formers signed two beams to be placed in the new St. John Hall, which has recently seen major developments in its construction.  The building is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017.

St. John Hall Hits Construction Milestone

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The construction site for the new St. John Hall Student Center has undergone drastic changes in the past few weeks as workers raised the first of three components to the steel skeleton of the building. Currently, the workers are building the second piece of the steel skeleton, which will beRead More

To Stay or Go: The Complex Question of Medical Leave

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the past three issues, I have explored the state of mental health at Choate, taking a closer look at the support systems that are available to students, competition inside and outside the classroom, and diversity within the health center. To conclude this series, I will be examining the oneRead More

Students Showcase Talent at Spring Music Recital

May 9, 2016 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

In the Seymour St. John Chapel on Sunday, April 24, 23 of Choate’s voice and piano students from all forms performed in the last Voice and Piano Student Music Recital of the year. Voice recitals have been occurring on campus for a long time. “To my knowledge, the private lessonsRead More

Choate Hosts First Annual Chinese Play

May 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

Choate’s very first Chinese play took place in the Gelb Theater on Friday, April 22. The production, which was around 30 minutes long and comprised 8 scenes, tells the story of a young girl, Zhu Yingtai, who disguises herself as a boy to go to school. There, she meets aRead More

Choate Debater Competes at Worlds

May 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

After five days of competing in the 28th annual World Individual and Public Speaking Championship (WIDPSC), Joseph Squillaro ’16 won third place in the preliminary round and ninth place in the final round of the Impromptu Speaking category. He competed with 125 other high school students from over 15 differentRead More

Vermont Politician Matt Dunne ’88 Speaks on the Impact of Internet

May 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

Politician Mr. Matt Dunne ’88 served as the annual Adlai E. Stevenson II Lecturer with his speech entitled “Democracy in the Internet Age” on Tuesday, April 26. The Adlai E Stevenson II ’18 Fellowship annually honors its namesake by bringing a strong political or humanitarian figure to campus for aRead More