Archive for January, 2017

Sandra Leon '19 jubilantly protests at the Women's March in Hartford, Conn., following inauguration day.

Scores of Students Engage in Anti-Trump Protests

January 27, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

Protesters turned out in crowds of half a million plus last Saturday, January 21 for the Women’s March on Washington following a controversial inauguration day. At the same time, millions more participated in “sister marches” held in over 600 locations worldwide. Dozens of spirited Choate students were among them. ChoateRead More

How Much Does It Actually Cost to Apply to College?

How Much Does It Actually Cost to Apply to College?

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Many people associate the college process with stress. As emotionally and mentally taxing as the process can be, it can also be financially demanding. As the college application season draws to a close and financial aid deadlines approach, seniors reflect on the costs of applying to college. The cost ofRead More

Blazers Be Gone

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Archival research by Caroline Donatelli ’18. She may be reached at cdonatelli18@choate.edu These days, the dress code allows students to walk into classes wearing T-shirts and sweatpants, no questions asked. 30 years ago, the School decided to no longer require formal wear at dinner. The rule change made the frontRead More

Mass Media: Massively Prejudiced

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The media, in numerous forms such as newspapers, movies, and television, affects most people in the developed world. It informs consumers of current, past, or future events from all around — and sometimes out of — the world. With all the benefits of media, however, come some drawbacks. Prevalent throughoutRead More

Illustration by Katharine Li '17

Why (Intellectual) Diversity Matters

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

To be completely honest, Diversity Day is something that I haven’t really looked forward to in the past few years. I was never really excited for Diversity Day because, while I was happy we were learning to celebrate our differences, I never felt united with other Choate students at theRead More

Wallingford Revamps Treatment of Harassment

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

You are scurrying down Christian Street in the gloomy winter dark to arrive at your dorm in time for check-in. A pair of headlights emerges in the distance, but before you even notice them following you, the pickup truck whooshes past with rolled-down windows, and a shadow bellows a nastyRead More

Wild Boars Defeat Big Green, Reflect on Triumph

Wild Boars Defeat Big Green, Reflect on Triumph

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Saturday, at the Larry Hart Pool, the boys’ and girls’ swim teams took on Deerfield, their foes from the Emerald City. Boys’ Varsity Swimming defeated the Big Green, 97-75. This marked the Boars’ fourth consecutive win of the season. I spoke to Varsity Swimming Head Coach Sara Massa asRead More

Inauguration Viewing Deemed a Success

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students, faculty, and other members of the Choate community took the opportunity offered by the special schedule to watch the inauguration of President Donald Trump P’00 last Friday, January 20. The school broadcasted the inauguration at various designated locations — the Student Activities Center, the Lanphier Center Café, and GetzRead More

Visitation Rights Extended into Study hours for Senior Class

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the first time, Choate has extended visitation hours to include the first half of study hours for the entire Class of 2017. The new hours went into effect on January 11. The deans say they will evaluate the effects of these changes to visitation to decide whether or notRead More