Articles by: Alyssa Shin '18

The Power of the Past and the Present

The Power of the Past and the Present

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Alumni Weekend means different things to different Choate students. To some, it means that they get to see Kyle at the omelet bar again, or that they get pastries for free. To others, it could be a networking opportunity or a chance to reunite with their friends or siblings whoRead More

13 Reasons Why Not

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Welcome to your tape. This cryptic line has circulated among teenagers and decorated the top of countless memes since 13 Reasons Why debuted. Although the news and attention surrounding the Netflix original show seems to have recently spiked, the web television series launched with much anticipation. Not only is theRead More

Spanish Helps Bridge Cultural Divides

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Thursday, April 13, the ¡Adelante! American youth group of the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) and Ms. Adriana Rodriguez, the Children & Youth Program Director for SCOW, visited Ms. Angela Weston’s AP Spanish Language & Culture class. This group consisted of Wallingford public high schoolers on their spring break.Read More

Seoul to the States: My Political Journey

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I am not a particularly political person. I have never been to a Young Republicans meeting, a Young Democrats meeting, or even a Young Centrists meeting. Growing up, I did not discuss politics at the dinner table the way I do every day at Choate. I have hazy memories of TVRead More

Norris-Yau Tackles Internal Communication

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With the spring term has come a new group of Student Council representatives, headed by Mpilo Norris ’18 and Julian Yau ’18. There are many procedures to be followed in the passing of the baton between the outgoing president and vice president, one of which is accounting for finances andRead More

Health Center Tackles Unwieldy and Persistent Flu Strain

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With the temperature recently dropping to the lowest it has been all season and winter term picking up pace for exam week, students and faculty are huddled in close proximity indoors, and their immune systems are also in decline, creating ideal conditions for the flu to strike Choate once again.Read More

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Students Question Plans of Campus Consultants

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students held mixed opinions of Ms. Rosalind Wiseman’s and Mr. Charlie Kuhn’s work after the consultants visited the School for the second time this year on February 1. Ms. Wiseman and Mr. Kuhn presented their new goals of improving the new student orientation during that school meeting, and they stayedRead More

Jacob Meyers ’17 (second from left) works with a student as another tutor waits for someone to help.

Writing Center Remains an Underutilized Resource

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Writing Center opened last February as a new support system to help students with compositions. Students can visit during any stage of writing process, from brainstorming to finalizing. But a year since it has opened, there remains a disconnect between its offerings and students.  According to Emma Griffith ’17,Read More

How Much Does It Actually Cost to Apply to College?

How Much Does It Actually Cost to Apply to College?

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Many people associate the college process with stress. As emotionally and mentally taxing as the process can be, it can also be financially demanding. As the college application season draws to a close and financial aid deadlines approach, seniors reflect on the costs of applying to college. The cost ofRead More