Archive for December, 2016

Under Circe’s gaze, Pallas Athena (played by Rebecca Lilenbaum ’17) glides across the stage during The Odyssey. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and war strategy, and she supports Odysseus on his journey home.

The Odyssey’s Action-Packed Journey Wows Audience, Garners A Crowd

December 15, 2016 at 6:02 am 0 comments

On Friday, December 2, the Paul Mellon Arts Center (PMAC) was packed with eager students, faculty, and family members all in attendance of the long-awaited fall production: Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of The Odyssey. Every year, freshmen read The Odyssey, the tale of Greek hero Odysseus’s voyage home after helping hisRead More

The College Conundrum

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Looking back, my reaction to being rejected from a college surprises me. At the time, I knew all the truisms that my college counselor and last year’s seniors had imparted: college decisions don’t define you, one rejection doesn’t reflect other schools’ responses, etc. I knew these stock phrases so well,Read More

School Store to Modernize

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Refreshing — that’s the word Mr. Daniel Cronin, the manager of the School Store, used recently to describe the ways in which Choate’s book store will change once it’s in the new St. John Hall Activities Center. Mr. Cronin and other faculty members visited New Haven not long ago toRead More

Counterclockwise from top right: Katharine Li’s ’17 entries to the Choate Gingerbread House Competition in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Gingerbread Architecture: Go Big or Go Home

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Take it from a three-year  (not four-year, tragically) Choate Gingerbread House Competition champion: to become a maker of gingerbread houses is no joke. It’s a calling. Just Google “First Lady Laura Bush gingerbread White House.” You’ll see. I can understand why some people devote huge amounts of time to theRead More

From left to right: athletic trainers Ms. Emily Osterhout, Mr. Matt Pendleton, and Mr. Brain Holloway.

Keeping Athletes in the Game: A Terrific Trainer Triumvirate

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Superheroes may not be real, but these three are as close as it gets. Based in the Winter X, Ms. Emily Osterhout, Mr. Brian Holloway, and Mr. Matt Pendleton spend their afternoons helping injured Choate athletes get back on the field. After classes, athletes race to the X, counting onRead More

Faculty Workshops Promote Inclusion

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Science teacher Ms. Selena Gell described the workshop “Expanding Gender Identity Beyond the Binary” as “productive and worthwhile.” This meeting, held on December 12, is the second in a series of “Dialogues on Differences” workshops, which Dr. Keith Hinderlie, Director of Equity and Inclusion, started this year with the helpRead More

New Diversity Day Structure Planned

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“You don’t know me until you know me” is the official theme of this year’s Choate’s Diversity Day, which will occur on January 16, 2017, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Diversity Day Cabinet in the Choate Diversity Student Association (CDSA) has changed the structure of the Day in hopesRead More

To Fix Our Flaws, We Must Reform the Electoral College

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Despite winning by millions in the popular vote, Hillary Clinton is likely to be defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. This is because the election is actually decided by the Electoral College, a system that gives each state a certain number of representatives called electors that willRead More

Please, Somebody Take Away His Twitter Account

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It has been approximately a month since Donald Trump won the presidential election. His transition so far has been characterized by the same recklessness, inexperience, and general chaos that defined his campaign. If Trump’s actions as president-elect indicate how he will behave as president, then the United States is inRead More