Archive for January, 2017

One Meet, Nine Broken Records

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On December 14, 2016, the Choate swim teams raced against Suffield Academy and left with a fantastic win: boys at 97-89 and girls at 99-87; as a whole, our teams performed magnificently. Coach Sara Massa’s tips — such as making sure not to breathe within the flags — won theRead More

Two Strangers, Ten Minutes, One Question

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Before last Monday, Amir Idris ’17, a four-year senior from South Euclid, Ohio, and Alice Xu ’18, a three-year junior from San Francisco, Calif., had never so much as heard of each other. As their first ever conversation, Idris and Xu sat down to discuss the following question. (Okay, soRead More

Mr. Tiq Milan, who was assigned female at birth, spoke of inequality and trans rights during his address.

Renowned Transgender activist Delivers Diversity Day Keynote Speech

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate celebrated its fourth annual Diversity Day on January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to bring community members together through celebration of differences and similarities. Larisa Owusu ’17, a member of the Diversity Day Planning Committee and Co-President of Choate Diversity Student Association (CDSA), said, “Diversity Day isRead More

This engraving depicts the original plan for the placement of Memorial House, a mirror reflection of Hill House. It hangs on Dr. Curtis’s office wall.

The Headmaster’s Headquarters: A Peek Inside

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every room tells a story about its occupant, and Headmaster Dr. Alex Curtis’s office is no exception. Tucked away on the first floor of Archbold, his office may single-handedly offer more resources on ancient architecture than the entire Paul Mellon Arts Center, yet despite the limited space it still managesRead More

Boars Tie Rhinos in Dramatic Overtime

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday, January 15, at 5:00 p.m., the Girls’ Varsity Hockey team took on the Taft Rhinos in Remsen Arena.  The game went back and forth with both teams getting opportunities to score throughout the game. But in the end, even after a thrilling sudden-death overtime, neither of the evenly-matchedRead More

Creative Writing Capstone No Longer Signature Program

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For many years, the Creative Writing Capstone has been one of Choate’s Signature Academic Programs, but that well-known fact is now about to change. Next year, the Creative Writing Capstone will officially find its new identity as an advanced elective available for more sixth form students, though the curriculum ofRead More