Archive for March, 2017

Members of the Girls' Varsity Lacrosse Team go for a team hike during  their preseason trip to Arizona.

Zika Derails Preseason Plans

March 31, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

For many students, Spring Break provides an opportunity to rest and relax after a grueling winter term, but for athletes, those two weeks often mean the sweat and blood of preseason training. This year, both the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams, as well as the baseball team, went on preseasonRead More

Norris-Yau Tackles Internal Communication

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With the spring term has come a new group of Student Council representatives, headed by Mpilo Norris ’18 and Julian Yau ’18. There are many procedures to be followed in the passing of the baton between the outgoing president and vice president, one of which is accounting for finances andRead More

Spring Sports Preview 2016-17

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Baseball Key Players: Jack Hodgson ’17, Jack Terreri-Fuchs ’18 Captain Jake MacKenzie ’17 stated: “I’m really optimistic about this season because we have experience and a great pitching staff.” MacKenzie also mentioned that with a little more work, the season is positioned to be great. Girls’ Crew Key Members: StewartRead More

Zev-Nicolai Scanio’s ’18 culminating project, a design of the PMAC.

Psychology to Punk: Winter Directed Studies

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Directed Study program allows motivated students to create their own academic course in a topic that interests them. During  the winter term, students undertook twelve such programs: Advanced Playwriting and Screenwriting Mattie Drucker ’17, Elena Levin ’17, Ms. Kate Doak After taking Playwriting and Screenwriting, Levin and Drucker created this DirectedRead More

Sitting Down With Hunter Reynolds and Jack Vara

Sitting Down With Hunter Reynolds and Jack Vara

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every year, a number of single-sport athletes come to Choate to spend a postgraduate year, but what happens in his or her off seasons? For Hunter Reynolds ’17, a postgraduate from South Orange, New Jersey, there has proved to be no off-season. He joins Choate’s Boys’ Track team this spring.Read More

Students show support for Jabali Walli T-shirts by modeling.

For Ethical Purposes, Purchase Jabali Walli Shirts

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

When I first heard about Jabali Walli T-shirts at a school meeting, I exchanged snarky comments with a friend. These shirts were made by slaves in South American sweatshops, right? Hearing about the T-shirts left me pondering an article I had recently read regarding the unethical ways that such clothingRead More

A student streams the tournament on their phone.

Choate Goes Mad for March Madness

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Around the middle of March every year, people across the country rush to fill out his or her brackets for the men’s college basketball tournament, which most people refer to as March Madness. The tournament consists of 64 teams, selected by an NCAA committee, that compete for the national championship.Read More

Captain of Jockapella, Cam Leonard ’17, poses alongside her ensemble.

The Debut of Jockapella

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last term, Choate was introduced to a new club on campus: Jockapella. The announcement of such a club was met with great excitement by  not only athletes, but also other members of the community as well. The objective of the club  was to form an a cappella group that comprisedRead More

Student Initiative Will Eliminate Plastic Bottle Sales

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In a recent meeting, Dean of Students, Mr. James Stanley; Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Richard Saltz; and Students Against Climate Change (SACC) formed a mandate to be issued this spring ending the sale of plastic water bottles on campus. According to Mr. Saltz, “Water in plastic bottles, plain or sparkling,Read More