Archive for January, 2018

Located on the library’s second floor, the Harold L. Tinker Rare Books Room houses first editions of The Great Gatsby and Little Women.

Andrew Mellon Library: Where the Historical Things Are

January 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

The Andrew Mellon Library is many Choate students’ favorite place on campus. Its uniquely warm and cordial atmosphere welcomes all members of the community, who find themselves relaxed and comfortable in this space. As the center of many academic resources, the library houses various objects, such as portraits of theRead More

January 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

At Choate, the term “Freaky Friday” does not refer to the popular 2003 movie starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis ’76. Rather, Freaky Friday is an event of singing, skits, and fun that will take place tonight, January 26, in St. John Hall. Freaky Friday was developed in theRead More

Kwan Sirisakunngam ’18 Speaks on Postgraduate Experence

January 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Although the most prominent transitions for Kwan Sirisakunngam ’18 when beginning her postgraduate year at Choate were with the school system, one surprise Sirisakunngam experienced at Choate was a cultural difference. It occurred early in the year, when Sirisakunngam sneezed during a class. She was shocked and confused when theRead More

Admission Office Implements New Character Component to Application

Admission Office Implements New Character Component to Application

January 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

At many prep schools, admission can be accomplished with a sharpened #2 pencil and a SSAT registration. At Choate, prospective students face standardized tests and tests of character. Starting with the 2017-2018 application cycle, the Admission Office will use the SSAT Character Skills Snapshot in its application review. The Snapshot,Read More

Phillips (not pictured) has been taking photos since she was a child, using her father’s camera as her tool.

Kathryn Phillips: Choate’s Resident Photographer

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

When she was younger, Kathryn Phillips ’20 would furtively take photos using her father’s camera. Phillips attributes the start of her photography work to a childhood trip to New York. “It started when I was 12 or 13. I was in New York for the first time, and my dadRead More

On Russia, Should We Trust Steve Bannon?

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Earlier this month, Robert Mueller III subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in the Special Counsel investigation of Russian collusion in the 2016 election. The House Intelligence Committee also subpoenaed Bannon in early January in its separate collusion investigation. However, with the notoriously sneaky Bannon, it’s difficult toRead More

Debate Team members pose after a successful run of the invitational.

Choate Hosts Debate Invitational

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Sunday, over 50 four-person teams and 15 schools participated in the annual Choate Invitational Tournament. This competition held its place amongst other tournaments hosted by members of the Debate Association of New England Independent Schools’s (DANEIS) tournaments as the last qualifier for the World Universities Debate Championship (WUDC) inRead More

President Donald Trump in a meeting at the White House on January 9, 2018.

Trump’s Comments On Africa Yet Again Reveal His Racism

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Ever since Mr. Donald Trump P’00’s began his campaign for President of the United States, his supporters have denied his blatant racism. Over and over again, he has proved those supporters wrong by using derogatory remarks to describe certain races and identity groups. The latest example of this occurred onRead More

Put The “Student” in Student Council

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Daily Grind, a student-led group at Choate, raises funds by selling food and drinks to students during Tuesday conference periods, social events, and other special occasions. A subcommittee of the Student Council, led this year by Julian Yau ’18, the Daily Grind donates all earnings to a charity ofRead More