Archive for February, 2017

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Decathlete, Mathematician Mr. Mustafa Abdul-Rahim

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Passionate” and “enthusiastic” only begin to describe the attitude of Mr. Mustafa “Mus” Abdul-Rahim, Choate’s new mathematics teacher, basketball coach, and track coach. Whether in the classroom or on the court, the fire inside him inspires others to put 100% into all endeavors. Mr. Abdul-Rahim’s influence makes him an incrediblyRead More

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Students Question Plans of Campus Consultants

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students held mixed opinions of Ms. Rosalind Wiseman’s and Mr. Charlie Kuhn’s work after the consultants visited the School for the second time this year on February 1. Ms. Wiseman and Mr. Kuhn presented their new goals of improving the new student orientation during that school meeting, and they stayedRead More

A Bittersweet Goodbye, A Bright Future

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As this paper is released across campus today, the power of the 110th masthead goes with it; now, looking back at the past year filled with failure, triumph, sleep deprivation, and coffee, we’ve become nostalgic and bittersweet. In the span of twelve months, we launched a new website, expanded advertising,Read More

Chatting with Kaufman ’10; A Knitting Wonder

Chatting with Kaufman ’10; A Knitting Wonder

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Caroline Kaufman ’10, a textile designer based in Brooklyn, has recently made the Anthropology catalog with her knitwear designs.  A graduate from the Fashion Design program at the Pratt Institute, Kaufman has been working with Anthropology in knitwear, “I have loved working with them over the past few years becauseRead More

CERG: A Good First Step

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On the campuses of both boarding schools and universities everywhere, administrators have been challenged with the task of responding to the Trump administration’s swift and frightening promises, delivered by executive orders or by tweets. With haste, Wesleyan University pronounced itself a “sanctuary campus,” aiming to protect undocumented students from theRead More

The Tuck Shop may face newfound competition from Hill House.

Tuck Shop Makes Plans for New SAC

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With its delightfully cheesy mozzarella sticks to its velvety smooth ice cream, the Tuck Shop has been a favorite of students and faculty alike. However, it will relocate with the opening of the new St. John Student Center, potentially placing the shop in competition with the nearby dining hall. DirectorRead More

Students taking Journalism have mixed reactions to the teachers’ non-traditional grading systems.

Beyond the Letter Grades

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At an academically competitive institution like Choate, the pressure to excel often drives students to work hard and obtain the highest grades in all classes. However, while all course grades are recorded on transcripts using a traditional letter system, a vast array of grading systems are present within different classes.Read More

Mr. Joe Scanio, Program Director at the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC), assists Ananya Karanam ’18 in the greenhouse. Alleviating worries, next year’s new daily schedule will have little impact on the Environmental Immersion Program.

KEC Expects Little Alteration With Next Year’s Daily Schedule

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the 2017-18 school year, students will have a new daily schedule that includes 70 minute class blocks, lunch blocks for all students, and the possibility of after school activities being pushed back. With these alterations, many of the special academic programs offered at Choate will be affected, particularly theRead More

Students React to South Korean Presidential Scandal

February 20, 2017 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

When students were asked about the presidential scandal in South Korea last fall, many expressed their ignorance of the subject. However, some students more familiar with the scandal were willing to share their thoughts on the mystifying turn of events in South Korea this fall. On October 24, 2016, JTBC,Read More