Archive for September, 2016

Illustration by McKynzie Romer

The Dress Code Gets Made Over

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Each new school year inevitably brings changes. This time, the Choate community was met with progress on the construction of the new St. John Hall, a host of new students and faculty, and — to the cheers of some and the disappointment of others — a new dress code. InRead More

Plays Open Dialogue on Sexual Assault

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As I’ve spent my time at Choate, I, like so many, have danced the silent dance of perpetuating sexual assault. I begin the dance by jamming thick, heavy earplugs into my ears. This layer of padding silences the deafening noise of sexual assault that pervade my surroundings. “I’m a feminist,”Read More

Kneeling Down to Take a Stand

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

From as early as elementary school, American children are taught to stand for the national anthem. Placing a hand over one’s heart and bowing one’s head have long been synonymous with showing respect for the American flag and demonstrating that one agrees with what it and the United States standRead More

Joey Waters: Overflowing with Talent

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Boys’ Varsity Soccer team has started off their season on a high note, with big wins against Cheshire, Hopkins, and Kent, thanks to a large crop of returners and a strong group of new recruits. One new team member, Madison native Joey Waters ’18, has just recently made hisRead More

The Chamber Chorus members engaging in a fun bonding exercise during their weekend retreat.

A Weekend Away with Chamber Chorus

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday, September 24, members of the Choate Chamber Chorus piled onto a school bus full of music stands, overloaded backpacks, and multiple speakers playing at once. The bus was bound for The Wisdom House, a conference and retreat center situated on 70 acres of land in the woods ofRead More

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Remembering Playwright Edward Albee ’46

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Friday, September 16, legendary playwright and Choate alum Edward Albee ’46 passed away quietly in his home in Montauk, New York. The death of the 88-year-old playwright, a winner of three Pulitzer Prizes and two Tony Awards, has left the world feeling numb. From the moment he first steppedRead More

Two Strangers, Ten Minutes, One question

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Varshini Kumar ’17, a four-year senior from League City, TX, and Edward Rakphongphairoj ’17, a three-year senior from Bangkok, Thailand, had never spoken before when they sat down together in a Lanphier Center study room a few weeks ago. They were given one issue to discuss. Here is an abridgedRead More

Sec. Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump square off at Hofstra University for the first general election debate in the 2016 presidential race.

Clinton and Trump Face Double Standards

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Donald Trump is a walking scandal. Not a day goes by without him spouting some blatant falsehood or offensive comment, and he has no political experience to compensate for it. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is a dedicated politician. She has devoted her life to hard work and public service, and isRead More

The Wild Boars hone skills and push limits at practice in preparation for the 2016 season.

Football Seeks Another Championship

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Varsity football is one of the most celebrated teams at Choate. The Wild Boars  have been undefeated for two years, and are hoping to continue that streak during the 2016 season. They kicked off this year with a historic win against Cheshire on Saturday, September 17. The game was aRead More