Archive for October, 2017

SRP Summer Internships Inspire Student Work

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Radiation. Cancer therapy. Environmental engineering. Empathy. Granular materials. These are just a few examples of the subjects that the students in Science Research Program (SRP) investigated at professional laboratories over the summer. SRP is a four-term signature program that offers students the opportunity to practice professional laboratory science. It isRead More

School spirit is a pivotal aspect of student life and must be sustained by and for the students.

The Dilemma of Rooter Buses and School Spirit

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Any student-athlete knows that away games can be tough, whether it’s because of the bus rides, the foreign locker room, the SAGE bag lunches, or any of the other inconveniences that come with playing at another school. Perhaps the most unnerving aspect that comes with playing away from home, particularlyRead More

Mr. Mark Cappello will lead the Facilities Department.

Choate Welcomes New Head of Facilities

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The Choate community recently gained a new Head of Facilities, Mr. Mark Cappello, whose job it is to collaborate with the rest of the facilities management team in assuring that the campus continues running at its smoothest. This is no small feat. As Mr. Cappello himself put it, “Not muchRead More

New Faculty Profiles

New Faculty Profiles

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Chaplain Sami Aziz Chaplain Sami Aziz, a 2105 graduate from Wesleyan University, is Choate’s new chaplain for Muslim students. As a friend of the previous Muslim chaplain, when a spot opened, he jumped at the opportunity. Since participating in an internship here six years ago, he has loved Choate’s diversityRead More

Students from the Class of 2017 wore their senior sweaters to last year’s Deerfield Day.

What Mexico’s Natural Disaster Means For American Diplomacy

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  On September 19th, a devastating earthquake rocked much of central Mexico. Beginning in Puebla, Mexico, the 7.1 magnitude quake quickly expanded to include surrounding areas such as Mexico City. The result was catastrophic — more than forty buildings collapsed, 355 people were killed (214 of them in Mexico City),Read More

Ms. Zhao describes style as a reflection of a person’s personality

À La Mode

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  When speaking of fashion on campus, our community seldom mentions anyone but students. Whether the discussion be admiring or criticizing one’s style, the talk never revolves around anyone but us; I have seldom heard anyone commenting on teachers’ style choices. Is it just assumed that because of their agesRead More

Tristan Jamidar ’18 Receives National Rowing Recognition

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Many top athletes are born to do a certain sport. They begin at a young age, and, over their childhood, perfect and refine their natural talents. Some, however, have a much longer path to their calling, defined by hard work and perseverance. Tristan Jamidar ’18, a co-captain of the Boys’Read More

At Choate and elsewhere, suicidal talk pops up in everyday conversation over topics like classes and grades.

The Danger of Suicidal Language in Casual Conversation

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although most of us welcome a good joke in casual conversation, certain humor crosses the line from being funny to being threatening. Though Choate advises its students to avoid using derogatory language, it is really up to the students to recognize the effects that their jokes have on the mentalRead More

The Headspace App: A Step Toward Better Mental Health at Choate

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In the midst of conversations about mental wellbeing on campus and at a national level, Choate is taking initiative to provide more resources for the community. The School is introducing Headspace, an increasingly popular digital guided meditation platform, to the community. Mr. Morgan Harris, Choate’s Academic Technologist, was a majorRead More