Archive for October, 2016

What is Family? Three Students Share Their Stories

What is Family? Three Students Share Their Stories

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Sam Wendel is a four-year junior from Astoria, N.Y.  My birth mother died when I was three months old, and my dad remarried when I was six. Last year, he divorced my stepmom. And, this year, he married again. My family has moved a lot, and, as we pack up,Read More

The Republican Party Faces Stormy Seas

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It was clear that after Donald Trump became the Republican nominee, the GOP had two options: unite behind Mr. Trump or break out into a state of disarray. After months of Trump, an embarrassment to Republicans, parading around as their presidential candidate, the latter has occurred and now the GOPRead More

Photo courtsey of The Record Journal

Wallingford Symphony Orchestra at the PMAC

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

From the opening second, a delightful ambiance filled the Paul Mellon Arts Center (PMAC) as Mr. Philip Ventre guided the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra (WSO), accompanied by Mr. Rob Zappulla. Mr. Zappulla, who has been called “one of the greatest interpreters of the Great American Songbook,” came to campus on Saturday,Read More

Flashback Friday: Election Blues

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As the 2016 presidential election draws to a close, some cannot help but wonder, are all elections this crazy? On October 29, 1976, The News ran a piece titled “Election Blues.” Here is a condensed version. On Tuesday, the American electorate will decide the direction to which our great nationRead More

Me and the Mets: Why I Keep the Faith

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Wednesday, October 5, the New York Mets lost their shot at the wild card spot in the National League Division Series, effectively ending their season. In last year’s World Series, the team fell short of the championship title by three games, and the year before that, they didn’t evenRead More

The girls’ thirds soccer coaches strategize on Ayres field.

Chin and Chang: The Yin and Yang of Girls’ Thirds Soccer

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This week, reporter Grace Stapelberg ’20 sat down with the Head Coach and Assistant Coach of girls’ thirds soccer, Mr. Deron Chang and Mrs. Kristin Chin, respectively. They reflected on their overall coaching experience and on notable memories with the team. Grace Stapelberg ’20: What’s it like coaching with (theRead More

Falling Ceiling Tile Barely Misses Student in Dining Hall

October 21, 2016 at 10:31 am 0 comments

A falling tile from the ceiling of the dining hall barely missed Niklas Butchma ’17 during dinner a few days ago. Choate’s Facilities Services attached the tile back to the ceiling. According to Mr. Jeff Millers, Director of Facilities Services, this is an isolated incident. Mr. Miller continued, “The tilesRead More

Carr and Curtis Seek Continued Progress on Strategic Plan

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With a limited number of school days, special programs, and trustee meetings, Choate faces an ongoing issue of priority; the community constantly grapples with what topic, action, or event is most relevant each year. Often, the answer is dictated by the actions of the administration, led by Dr. Alex Curtis,Read More

Deans Explain Music Program Cancellation

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, The Choate News reported on the administration’s decision to cancel this year’s special program before Parents’ Weekend, which traditionally takes place on Tuesday evening and features performances from students in various musical ensembles. Mr. James Stanley, Dean of Students, has since elaborated on that decision, which he andRead More