Archive for November, 2016

Step Squad and Hip Hop Club Mingle with Sports Teams at Annual Pep Rally

Step Squad and Hip Hop Club Mingle with Sports Teams at Annual Pep Rally

November 28, 2016 at 10:09 pm 0 comments

On Friday, November 11, the Worthington Johnson Athletic Center erupted in cheer.  The annual Pep Rally, put on the night before Deerfield Day, prepared the Choate community for the athletic feats ahead by featuring onstage performances and videos from select fall sports teams. However, Pep Rally also showcased the talentsRead More

Choate’s First Lip Dub: An Advancement in School Spirit

November 27, 2016 at 10:49 pm 0 comments

In preparation for Deerfield Day, Choate’s student council organized a school-wide lip dub to Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song.” The final video was shown at pep rally, and shortly thereafter it was posted to Facebook. (It has since garnered several hundred likes.) Tommy Wachtell ’19, a member of the Lip DubRead More

Unusually Warm Weather Brings Speculation for the Future

November 23, 2016 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Have you noticed the unseasonably warm weather this fall? If so, you are not alone. This autumn has been especially warm, according to both locals and visitors alike. Past data shows that a typical Connecticut autumn has temperatures at an average of the low 50s. However, students have noticed thatRead More

An American Tragedy: Why I’m Crying Over Clinton

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I have a confession to make; I have yet to watch Hillary Clinton’s concession speech, and I don’t think I will be able to anytime soon. I know, or can guess, what she said, having read excerpts here and there. Love and accept one another; thank you for supporting me;Read More

Wild Boars Make Comeback, Annihilate Deerfield, 44-20

Wild Boars Make Comeback, Annihilate Deerfield, 44-20

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With the rest of the varsity sweep intact on this past Deerfield Day, Varsity Football looked to finish off the Green and White with a victory out on the gridiron. Although Deerfield had been defeated in all other varsity sports, their fans came out hard and loud, creating an electricRead More

Uber Hits Speed Bump on Campus

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

You want to go to Chick-fil-A, but it is too far away to walk. Hopeful, you check the WKND email, but there is no SAC shuttle. A few years ago, you might have had to choose a closer (and less satisfying) restaurant. Now, however, you know that you have anRead More

We Have Become Our Worst Selves Post-Election

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Wednesday, September 9. The day the dining hall became the battleground of the School. On that day, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, and our own campus could not have been more visibly lurid and torn. Somehow even students with allegiance to the same candidate found groundRead More

School Culture Consultants Continue Survey Analysis

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One could hear gasps and laughter ripple throughout the audience at school meeting on Tuesday, October 18 when Ms. Rosalind Wiseman and Mr. Charlie Kuhn revealed the surprising results of a survey about hook-up culture. The survey was intended to prevent assumptions about student culture. According to Ms. Wiseman, “WeRead More

Election Sparks Opposing, Heated Reactions on Campus

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The outcome of the recent and deeply controversial presidential election, which named Donald Trump President-elect of the United States, has left the Choate community in a state of conflict on multiple fronts. On campus, reactions ranged from the formation of support groups to club outreach through emails. However, while thisRead More