Archive for September, 2016

Sam Brown ’20 and Erin Martin ’20 help Girls’ Varsity Soccer win against Greenwich on September 21.

Life as a Varsity Freshman

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For most high school athletes, making a varsity team is the ultimate goal. It is an incredible accomplishment and a testament to one’s hard work and skill as a player. At Choate, there are a select few who launch themselves right into the action, kicking off their third form fallRead More

Dramatic Schedule Changes in 2017-18

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the second year, Choate experimented with a new schedule during the first few days of school, seemingly in an effort to gauge the effects of a proposed daily schedule that would lengthen each class period. While the precise structure of this new schedule is still being developed, Choate’s administrationRead More

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The Tale of Two Ensembles

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Unpacking Choate’s embrace of a capella and its indifference to choir “I got into Lilith!” “Kaps sent me an email! I’m in!” Only God knows how many times I have heard these exclamations on my way to class, the students in question eager to spread the good news to their friends.Read More

The Torah procession began at the Sally Hart Lodge and ended at the Seymour St. John Chapel.

New Torah: a Significant Symbol

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Traditional fiddle tunes pierced the air last Sunday evening as people danced and laughed in a warm welcome to Choate’s new Torah. The procession of faculty and students started at the Sally Hart Lodge before parading around campus with the Torah and settling down in the Seymour St. John ChapelRead More

Faculty Display Visual Art in Annual Show

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It was an amazing surprise to see the walls of the Paul Mellon Arts Center (PMAC) full of new and unseen art when students walked into Choate’s annual registration at the beginning of the year. To many people’s surprise, however, the art was not student-made this time. It was createdRead More

Student Council Sets Ambitious Agenda

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Monday after Convocation, 14 students and two faculty members returned to the second floor of Humanities building, per usual. The Convocation speech of Student Council President Cecelia Zhou ’17, which stressed the importance of compassion, unity, and proactivity, resonated throughout the room as the first meeting of the 2016-2017Read More

Fight or Flight?

Fight or Flight?

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Sherman Alexie’s Flight intertwines themes of estrangement, vengeance, and mercy through the main character Zits’s time-traveling escapades. Over the summer, Choate students were able to follow Zits in his adventures, but not everyone enjoyed the ride. While some students were impressed with Zits’s intelligence and thought his narrative was theRead More

Duterte: A War Criminal in the War on Crime

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

While the recent American election cycle has been filled with surprising comments from candidates of both parties, the rhetoric has paled in comparison to outrageous statements and policies of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte since he won the election in June 2016. Not only has the president insulted leaders from aroundRead More

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The Keys to Knowing David Park

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

If you don’t remember him from his incredible piano performance at the first all-school meeting of the year, meet David Park ’16, a four-year senior from Glastonbury, CT. Partaking in Chamber Music Ensembles and Jazz Ensemble, playing the piano for the Choate Orchestra, and engaging in the Arts Concentration’s JazzRead More