Archive for November, 2016

Off the Field with LJ Spinnato

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Head Coach of the Choate Football program, Mr. Lawrence Spinnato, spends countless hours offering insight and support to his players, both as football team members and as young men. His experience and coaching method have brought a fresh perspective to the team. I had the privilege of sitting down withRead More

Dealing With Grief and This Election

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Tuesday night, when I found out that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton, I cried. I cried for the future of our nation — for the integrity of our democratic institutions, for the safety of our country’s oppressed, and for our reputation in the international community.  I cried inRead More

Treasured Toasters? Temporarily Toast

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Perhaps our beloved toasters took a play out of Anna Kendrick’s book in Pitch Perfect, “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”    Last week, students were surprised to find that conventional spring toasters in the dining hall replaced the conveyor-style toasters. The old toasters were a popular choice forRead More

Sportsmanship Struggles

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This Deerfield Day, as fans from both schools got rowdy to support their teams, many students were forced to confront the ugly side of the rivalry between Choate Rosemary Hall and Deerfield Academy. Problems arose in boys’ thirds soccer, boys’ varsity soccer, and varsity football. Boys’ thirds soccer had toRead More

Gifted Students Heard Loud and Clear at Music Recital

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This past Sunday, several Choate musicians had the opportunity to perform in an instrumental recital at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. An hour and a half-long affair, the recital featured several string instruments, including the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as piano, flute, and a few vocalists.Read More

Dr. Diamond, Director of Health Services, talks to SHAC in the Spears Common Room.

Student Committee to Serve as Liaison to Health Center

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

From long wait times to inefficient practices, many students have complaints about the health center. To address these concerns, student leaders Elena Turner ’17 and Audrey Sze ’17 spearheaded an initiative to create a health center committee, Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC), to address student concerns with the health center. Read More

Big Boar Spirit: My First Exposure

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

My first Deerfield Day experience was vigorous. By 9:00 in the morning, every member of Choate volleyball was preparing for her 10:00 game against the Big Green. As I competed on thirds’, I noticed the crowd of fans on the bleachers getting denser. As the viewers increased, both schools startedRead More

At Master’s Manna, Ms. Cheryl Trzcinski (right) helps prepare for the next day’s chicken soup meal.

Master’s Manna Enters New Era After Founding Director Trzcinski Resigns

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On September 30, 2016, the Founder and Executive Director of Master’s Manna, Inc., Ms. Cheryl Trzcinski, gave in her letter of resignation and retired. Master’s Manna, a nonprofit organization aimed to better the lives of individuals who are homeless or are from low-income backgrounds in the Meriden-Wallingford area and surroundingRead More

Kari Cholokny ’06: Rising Visual Arts Star

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Kari Cholokny ’06, who hails from Darien, Conn., is not a typical alumni artist. At 28 years old, she has had a large amount of exposure  in the field thanks to her visual arts education at Choate and beyond, her own work in the visual arts arena, and her collaborationRead More