Archive for December, 2016

The Home Advantage Phenomenon

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

If you’re an athlete, you are most likely aware of the phenomenon called the home advantage. Whether your home field is a pool, a rink, a court, or an actual field, the difference is clear. Playing on your own turf, in your own environment, often improves the overall outcome ofRead More

There Is No Such Thing as the War on Christmas

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The “War on Christmas” is a myth. It is a phrase created by those who believe in government support for Christianity, which contradicts the United States Constitution and the separation of church and state. Those who shun the term “Merry Christmas” often do so to promote ambiguity about holiday celebrationsRead More

Student Council Cements Legacy

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Many students remember the events that the 2016-2017 Student Council held this fall term, such as the school-wide Lip-Dub challenge, but fewer will recall the accomplishments the council has achieved behind the scenes. Below is a rundown of the Council’s efforts over the past term. More Inclusive Student Representation InRead More

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Q&A Around Campus: Mr. Steven Lazarus

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mr. Steven Lazarus has worked at Choate for almost 20 years. He teaches one course and one course only — Architectural Design, an art elective that is typically held in the winter term. In addition to teaching, he runs a small firm based in downtown Wallingford: Lazarus and Sargeant, Architects,Read More

Boars Defeat Doors in High-Scoring Game

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On Saturday, December 10, the Boys’ Varsity Hockey team took on Deerfield in its third contest of the season.  After a physical and emotional game, Choate came out on top, 7-3, for its first win this winter.  From the start, the game was physical, with both teams delivering major hits,Read More

Cindy’s Unique Shop, which is located on North Colony Street, sells used home decor pieces at affordable prices.

$20 in Your Pocket: A Thrift Shopping Guide

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As you switch your fall clothes for warmer garments and realize you hate your old cardigan, think twice before tossing it into a trash bin. There are numerous thrifting initiatives, both on and around campus, that allow for the Choate community to economically and environmentally donate and buy used clothing. Read More

Faculty Sabbaticals: A Fall to Remember

Faculty Sabbaticals: A Fall to Remember

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Winter term has taken off, and Choate welcomes back four faculty members who have just returned from sabbatical: Ms. Carol Chen-Lin, Ms. Kate Doak, Ms. Fran O’Donoghue, and Ms. Amy Salot. What have they been up to?  Ms. Chen-Lin spent her most recent sabbatical enriching her experience as a ChineseRead More

Smarter Phones, Dumber People

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I hate smartphones. Nothing corrupts so widespread and so thoroughly. They are herders of the world’s greatest herd of sheep. In times of ennui, soulless children and adults alike become little more than mindless animals, obediently chomping at food for unthought, force-fed to them through the bottomless gate to oblivion thatRead More

Examining the Efficacy of Term Reports

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

While the kickoff of a new term is often the least stressful time for students, the first day of this year’s winter term was quite the opposite for teachers, coaches, and advisers, as it coincided with the due date for fall term reports. Usually winter term begins the Tuesday afterRead More