Archive for January, 2017

Teacher Heather York Inspires Future Scientists of Wallingford

Teacher Heather York Inspires Future Scientists of Wallingford

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Using simple everyday materials such as Gatorade, dish soap, and meat tenderizers, Dr. Heather York, a first-year member of Choate’s Science Department, recently introduced eight third-grade students to various scientific principles. Taking time away from her Choate work, Dr. York led a workshop for the DNA Explorers Program at theRead More

Witnessing History in Lanphier Commons

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This past Friday, the administration modified the schedule for all students and faculty, clearing blocks out in honor of Inauguration Day. From 11:30 to 1:15 PM, all members of the Choate community had free time to observe the inauguration of our 45th president, participate in open discussions, or simply getRead More

Students Welcome Diverse Range of Speakers

Students Welcome Diverse Range of Speakers

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Dr. Kyle Skottke by Grace Gibbs ’18 There is often a fear of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) that lacks scientific backing. On Monday, January 23, Dr. Kyle Skottke came to Choate to speak about the wide gap between the beliefs held by scientists and the general public on scientific issues, particularlyRead More

After Trump was elected President, millions of Americans signed up for insurance before Obama left office.

Yes, We Can Afford Obamacare

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Ever since it was enacted on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (colloquially referred to as the “ACA” or “Obamacare”) has been one of the most contentious policies in Washington. Although its purpose is seemingly uncontroversial — to provide reasonably priced healthcare to the American people — Obamacare stillRead More

New Parental Leave Policy, More Time to Adjust

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The new parental leave policy was drafted by the Faculty Committee (a standing committee that addresses issues relating to faculty life) and members of the administration during the 2015-2016 school year and finalized in July 2016. It ensures that faculty have ample time to care for their newborns before returningRead More

Zero Tolerance on Drugs: Is it Fair?

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

My Choate career has been marked by failure. My first year here, I blundered through a “reasonably successful third form year,” as my term report reads, but I’ve had my share of Thursday D’s. Like many Choate students — like many teenagers — I matured and developed useful habits toRead More

À La Mode

À La Mode

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Fashion, a style of self-expression, has often made people feel objectified or obliged to follow norms in order to feel included. A number of things have boxed people in, consequently making them feel safer or more included, such as dressing according to stereotypes, imitating the style of famous personalities orRead More

Outgoing Director of Athletics Mr. Ned Gallagher plans to spend more time teaching, coaching, and advising in the 2017-2018 school year.

Athletic Director Ned Gallagher to Step Down After School Year

January 20, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

Many Choate students know him through his weekly announcements during school meeting, characterized by his sensational jokes, but Mr. Ned Gallagher is much more than just a witty mind and smiling face. For the past 21 years, Mr. Gallagher has contributed in many ways to Choate, from teaching to coachingRead More

SDLC attendees travel to Atlanta, Ga. to discuss diversity.

At Conference, Students Reflect on Campus Diversity

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

While most Choate students were in the midst of the first full week back after Thanksgiving, a select group from Choate traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to discuss important issues about religion, socioeconomic status, race, and gender, along with other diversity identifiers. Six students participated in the 2016 Student Diversity LeadershipRead More