Archive for September, 2017

Crowds gather as Sebastian Jimenez '21, Alan Luo '18, and alum Sabrina Xie '17 teach children to make popsicle stick catapults. In the back: Giorgiana McCombe '19 and Even Karas '19 make mylar balloons.

Interactions With Innovation At Maker Faire

September 29, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

Where in the world can you find a light-up prom dress, a bicycle-powered music stage, and a solar-energy chariot drawn by a robot Arnold Schwarzenegger? 20 Choate students found all three this weekend in the same place during the  2017 World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science.Read More

The Inequity of Campus Laundry

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate’s laundry building stands at the edge of Choate campus, past the Lanphier Center heading away from Christian St. on North Elm. Though laundry is a necessity, for many dorms the building is in an inconvenient place, making the process of doing laundry time-consuming. To improve this situation, Facilities hasRead More

Mr. Bobby Dixon was  at Choate for 55 years.

Community Mourns Longitme ABM Employee Mr. Bobby Dixon

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Choate community suffered a tragic loss on September 1, 2017, when Mr. Bobby “Rebel” Dixon passed away at the age of 78 in Branford, Connecticut. Mr. Dixon worked with ABM cleaning services at Choate for 55 years prior to his retirement, and he is remembered among the Choate communityRead More

Want Real Talk? Stay off Snapchat.

Want Real Talk? Stay off Snapchat.

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It is routine for me to wake up, scroll quickly through my phone to check what I’ve missed in the time I was sleeping, and see a list of Snapchats from my friends, waiting impatiently to be opened. These selfies from my friends, usually morphed into grotesque proportions or tarnishedRead More

This term, Choate will stage Kushner’s play The Illusion and his adaptation of Brundibar, a Czech childrens’ opera

Two Fall Plays from Renowned Playwright Tony Kushner

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

True to Choate tradition, the Paul Mellon Art Center’s stage will hold two productions this fall. Similar to last fall term, one production will be an opera, while the other will be a play. However, this year the theatrical productions were written by the same man: Tony Kushner. His worksRead More

School Refines Its Sexual Misconduct Policy

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For many members of the Choate community, the start of the 2017-2018 school year entailed many new changes, with one of the most important being the new sexual misconduct policy. The policy encompasses a 26-page  document outlining the school’s definition of sexual assault, the various resources available for victims, andRead More

With collaboration between Choate and the Wallingford police, the Safety Report Form was unveiled to improve campus safety.

Despite Campus Intiatives, Street Harassment Remains

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although street harassment may seem like a far-off threat, it’s unfortunately one that many Choate students are familiar with. Freshman cross-country runner Claire Yuan ’21 was verbally harassed by a passing car two weeks ago while with three teammates, mere days after stepping foot on campus.  “We  were coming downRead More

With her teammates looking on, Blake Migden ’19 serves during a seven-hour, three-game Saturday.

Volleyball Tops Pomfret During Triple-header

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Last Saturday, Girls’ Varsity Volleyball crushed Pomfret in a commanding 3-0 win during its busy three game weekend. Pomfret entered with a 1-2 record, with 0-2 losses against Lawrence Academy and Middlesex and its sole win coming against Marianopolis Prepatory. Choate, on the other hand, entered the game withRead More

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks at the 2017 Emmy Awards.

A Spicer Makeover? Not so Fast, Emmys.

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

It was not surprising when Stephen Colbert, Host of The Late Show and The Colbert Report, started the Emmys with a jolly politically-charged tune about escaping reality through television. But the viewers and audience members were in for a surprise when Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, emerged fromRead More