Archive for November, 2017

Mustafe Dahir'19 placed 2nd in New England, breaking the course record along the way.

Cross Country New England Championships

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, while most of the school was at Deerfield, Choate hosted the NEPSTA Division I Cross Country Championships. Fifteen teams ran in the boys’ races, while thirteen competed in the girls’ races, and despite the frigid weather, an exciting atmosphere surrounded the day of racing asRead More

Annika Chang-boeckman ’19 stuns at Singing recital

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Throughout a student’s time at Choate, it would be almost impossible to not either perform or attend a musical performance. This past Sunday, extremely talented Choate students participated in the Piano and Voice Recital in the Chapel to singing music from a broad range of styles, genres, and languages. ForRead More

Sarah Stern ‘21 returns during a heated set with Taft.

J.V. Volleyball Loses Close Match to Taft

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Girls’ JV Volleyball suffered a tough loss to Taft after staging a huge comeback in the final three sets. Both teams entered with stellar records, but one of Choate’s losses came earlier in the season to Taft, falling 3-0 at Taft. Heading into the second matchup against Taft, Choate wasRead More

The Perks of Service Academies

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By now, seniors are all too familiar with the stress and rush of the four-year college application process — we’ve heard the words “Common App,” and “holistic” repeated ad nauseum, and most of us simply can’t wait for the entire process to be over. However, there’s another, albeit smaller, subsetRead More

Every year, Choate’s best dancers choreograph Pep Rally performances for varsity teams.

The Choreographers Behind Pep Rally Routines

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!” Last Friday night, the WJAC overflowed with cheers and blue-and-gold spirit during the annual Deerfield Day pep rally. This year, the administration asked athletic teams not to film a video to air at the rally but instead toRead More

Choate students “cheer on” the football team at a home game.

Boars Knock Down… Spirit?

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Overall, Choate had — at best — a mediocre spirit week. I came from a high school where spirit week was an all-school affair. If you did not participate, you were the odd one out. However, at Choate, you are the odd one out if you dress up. A fewRead More

Taking the Time to Appreciate Our Teachers

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

While this aspect of their job is commonly overlooked, teachers play the essential role of helping students properly develop into mature, hardworking adults. Teachers are more than just people who stand in front of a class. At places like Choate, they are heavily involved in their students’ lives. Teachers helpRead More

New Faculty: Ms. Tara Burns

New Faculty: Ms. Tara Burns

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Dance has been a lifelong passion for Hamden resident Ms. Tara Burns, a newly hired dance teacher at Choate. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance, and she earned an M.A. in Digital Performance from Hull University at Doncaster. Ms. BurnsRead More

Purefoy-Craig says that her hijab now meshes into who she is.

A LA MODE

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

You’ve probably noticed Medina Purefoy-Craig ’20 on campus — and maybe not just because of her radiating personality and exquisite acting talent, but also her stunning collection of hijabs. “I remember being a freshmen and always feeling kind of weird because I was new, and had another thing that setRead More