Archive for November, 2016

Trump’s America, but Not Trump’s Campus

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump announced his selection of Stephen Bannon, head of the alt-right media source Breitbart News, as his chief White House strategist. The appointment of Bannon, whom Republican strategist Ana Navarro has called “a white supremacist Neanderthal,” affirmed that spiteful, bigoted rhetoric is sinking deep roots inRead More

The Postgrad Experience

The Postgrad Experience

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

From freshmen to postgraduates (PGs), each student on campus has a unique story to tell as to how they arrived at Choate and why they considered this the best place to further themselves academically and athletically. Postgraduates Ellen Arena ’17 and Walker Lott ’17 are no exception. Both were recruitedRead More

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À La Mode

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, November 8, the first day of Spirit Week, some of Choate students’ hidden love for past decades became apparent to the rest of the student body. Many students did not dress differently because they lacked clothing representative of their assigned time period. However, of those who felt likeRead More

The cast of Iwazaru performs a skit about the presidents of the United States.

Iwazaru Improv Show Met by Praise and Laughter

November 18, 2016 at 5:59 am 0 comments

For most people, going up on stage with a script, let alone making everything up on the spot, is challenging. The cast of Iwazaru, a student-directed and student-acted improvisation show that was performed on November 4 and 5 in Gelb Theatre, faced this challenge head-on. Although the show was centeredRead More

Unsigned Letter to the Choate Community

November 18, 2016 at 5:59 am 0 comments

This unsigned letter appeared across campus on November 15, 2016, a week after Donald J. Trump won the U.S. presidential election. On November 16, at School Meeting, twenty students (who names have been appended below) identified themselves as the letter’s authors.   To the Choate community: This is not aboutRead More

Jaiveer Khanna ’17 discusses RNA binding proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease.

SRP Lectures Simplify Complex Research

November 18, 2016 at 5:59 am 0 comments

For the very first time, the two sections of the Science Research Program (SRP) were integrated in the Student Lecture Series in order to encourage students to listen to a variety of research. On Tuesday, November 8, and Thursday, November 10, 16 seniors presented on topics ranging from mechanical engineeringRead More

Mock Election: Choate Leans Left and the Nation Objects

Mock Election: Choate Leans Left and the Nation Objects

November 9, 2016 at 11:07 pm 0 comments

Early this morning, we received news of Donald Trump’s presidential victory after nearly two acrimonious years of campaigning. Yesterday, polls across the country opened around 7:00 a.m., and the American people began casting their votes. Here at Choate, we asked students to do the same. An online poll sent viaRead More