Archive for September, 2016

Dylan Muldoon ’17 spent the summer in Bermuda for his research, titled, ‘Populations and Polymorphisms: A New Look at the Bermuda Skink’.

SRP: From Zebrafish to Nanoparticles

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For students who dream about vaporizing metal into nanoparticles or finding ways to cure cancer, Choate offers the Science Research Program (SRP). A selective Signature Program, SRP aims to arm students with the skills needed to perform professional experiments. Students apply to one or both sections, quantitative or biology, dependingRead More

Choate Has a Liberal Revolution and Not Everyone is on Board

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Choate’s version of the First Church of Progressivism and its very secular and sexual sacraments. Over the past year, Americans have been witness to a vast amount of social change, from the legalization of gay marriage to the opposition of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” toRead More

Students marched against fracking and for a healthier future.

Piping Up Against Pipelines

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go!” So chanted the one hundred protestors — among them, 12 Choate students — who participated in the “People Over Pipeline Walk” last Saturday, September 24. With the Connecticut Expansion Pipeline Project scheduled to begin construction in the coming months, severalRead More

(From left to right) Jordan Eliot, Alphonso Jones, Caleb Grandoit, and Fred Hechinger performing in Katie  Cappiello's Now That We're Men.

Daring Plays Bring Sexual Assault out of the Shadows

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

SLUT: The Play and Now That We’re Men: A New Play, written by Katie Cappiello and featuring teenage actors from The Arts Effect of New York City, brought the audience to tears on September 27. SLUT included only female actors while Now That We’re Men included only male actors, eachRead More

Handbook Revisions Shift Rules on Dress Code and Amnesty

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Among the revisions to the Student Handbook are an increased leniency in dress code and an amnesty policy encouraging the reporting of harassment on campus The Student Handbook received a makeover this summer. The biggest changes include a new amnesty policy, a new dress code, a policy on consent, andRead More

Say Hello to Your New Faculty!

Say Hello to Your New Faculty!

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Selena Gell As a new school year starts, new students and faculty alike are becoming accustomed to Choate’s academic and social environment. Dr. Selena Gell is one of these new faculty members, teaching Biology Honors, and several other biology electives, along with coaching the Boys’ Water Polo team.  Read More

Authenticity of the Dress Code: Questioning the Crop Top Ban

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On July 20, Mr. James Stanley, Dean of Students, sent an all-school email informing members of the community that the faculty had decided to alter the dress code for the 2016-2017 school year. The new dress code asks little more than for students to dress in a manner they deemRead More

Boys’ Varsity Soccer prepares to take on the Blue-and-Grey.

Boars Bounce Back in Resilient Victory at Kent

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

After a disappointing loss to Worcester Academy on Wednesday, September 21, Boys’ Varsity Soccer travelled to Kent School for a game that was sure to challenge the Boars. Coming into the game 2-1 on the season, the boys were looking to maintain their over .500 record. Kent struck first, provingRead More

KEC Trash: A History; A Future

KEC Trash: A History; A Future

September 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A walk through the woods of the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC) often unearths unnatural specimens. A rusting red truck rests on the streambed covered in bittersweet vines, a dirty sink leans under large oak trees, an old stove crouches among the bright yellow flowers of lesser celandine, and an unwantedRead More