Articles by: Alyssa Shin '18

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

Korean War veterans gather in Seoul to protest North Korean nuclear threats in March, 2016.

To Combat North Korea, Trump Must Listen To The Voices of Seoul

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In 2010, Yeonpyeong Island of South Korea was bombarded by North Korean artillery. It was the closest the two nations had ever come to reigniting a conflict that had stood still for 57 years — the Korean War. While these events were happening, I was living in Singapore, and tooRead More

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