Archive for March, 2017

An anti-referendum poster in Zurich, Switzerland originally stating, “Unchecked naturalization? No to an easier path to citizenship.” 
Vandalized to read “Unchecked incitement? No — Yes to an easier path to citizenship.”

Switzerland’s Immigration Referendum Is No Better Than America’s Muslim Ban

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Are you angry about President Trump’s P’00 recent executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority states for 90 days?  Are you outraged over the White House’s plans for “extreme vetting” of these immigrants?  You have every right to be.  The hastily arranged order not only panicked legitimate visa holders and theirRead More

Choate Robotics Team Hardwired for Success

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every day, one classroom on the first floor of the Lanphier Center is filled with light, conversations, and excitement. This is the Shattuck Robotics Lab, where the members of the Choate Robotics Team energetically build robots and prepare for competitions.  The Choate Robotics Team has a competition number of 6106,Read More

All-Gender All-Inclusive

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The option of all-gender housing may seem like an uncommon idea for many high schools across the nation, but it is actually being put into effect by many boarding schools today. In fact, Phillips Andover Academy will implement all-gender housing for the 2017-2018 school year. All-gender dormitories provide common roomsRead More

Editorial: 111th Editorial Board

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Community” is a word that we use frequently at Choate. Its synonyms — group, body, population, populace — cannot replace the ideas and emotions that we associate with the word, one that aims to unite more than 800 students and 400 faculty and staff members from different hometowns, cultures, andRead More

À La Mode

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Even after receiving people’s opinions on  life in Beijing, China, whether full-time residents  or term abroad students, their input could not have prepared me for the things I would think and feel during my first week there. It has been one week since I landed in this gigantic, nerve- racking,Read More

Choate Ditches Dates for Garden Party

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Headmaster Dr. Alex Curtis announced last month that Choate will no longer allow sixth-form girls to ask faculty members as “dates” to Garden Party, the annual end-of-year event that celebrates senior girls’ impending graduation. The school will continue to encourage sixth-form girls to ask their fifth-form counterparts to accompany themRead More

During her visit, Rev. White-Hammond facilitated conversations on activism.

Ecological Justice Minister Encourages Understanding

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At a time when Choate, the United States, and the world at large face a lot of division, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond came to Choate to discuss the importance of understanding and finding commonalities with others. During school meeting on Wednesday, March 24, Choate students and faculty listened to social activistRead More

A ballistic missile is paraded through North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, as part of a military exhibition.

A New Nuclear Nation: Neutralizing North Korea

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On January 6, 2016, many Americans awoke to the news of yet another North Korean nuclear test detonation. Those same people now grip their armrests, hoping that newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump  P’00 has a clear agenda for North Korea — one other than inviting Kim Jong Un toRead More

Lucas Ferrer '17 speaks at the Divestment Committee information session.

Divestment Committee Recruits New Student Leaders

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With the responsibilities of the student leaders of the divestment initiative coming to an end, fourth and fifth form students met recently with current seniors to discuss the future of Choate’s fossil fuel divestment. The leaders, Lucas Ferrer ’17, Zoe Reid ’17, and Anselm Kizza-Besigye ’17, explained to the groupRead More