Articles by: Alyssa Shin '18

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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

Mr. Tiq Milan, who was assigned female at birth, spoke of inequality and trans rights during his address.

Renowned Transgender activist Delivers Diversity Day Keynote Speech

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate celebrated its fourth annual Diversity Day on January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to bring community members together through celebration of differences and similarities. Larisa Owusu ’17, a member of the Diversity Day Planning Committee and Co-President of Choate Diversity Student Association (CDSA), said, “Diversity Day isRead More

ITS and Communications Give Directories Makeover

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Information Technology Services (ITS) and Communications offices recently collaborated to revise Choate’s online directories, a feature in the school’s portal that provides information about all students and faculty on campus to the entire community. A disclaimer now runs along the bottom of the Directories, warning users of what comprises improperRead More

Treasured Toasters? Temporarily Toast

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Perhaps our beloved toasters took a play out of Anna Kendrick’s book in Pitch Perfect, “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”    Last week, students were surprised to find that conventional spring toasters in the dining hall replaced the conveyor-style toasters. The old toasters were a popular choice forRead More

Leland Ben ’17 Aims to Invite Conservative Speaker to Campus

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Several conservative students have recently expressed frustration at Choate for what they claim is its deeply engrained, activist progressive nature. They can’t express their opinion, these students say, because Choate’s ethos shuts them down. Conservative Leland Ben ’17 recently decided to take action. Ben has spent the last couple ofRead More

Falling Ceiling Tile Barely Misses Student in Dining Hall

October 21, 2016 at 10:31 am 0 comments

A falling tile from the ceiling of the dining hall barely missed Niklas Butchma ’17 during dinner a few days ago. Choate’s Facilities Services attached the tile back to the ceiling. According to Mr. Jeff Millers, Director of Facilities Services, this is an isolated incident. Mr. Miller continued, “The tilesRead More

JC Members Reflect on Emotional Toll

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

An integral part of upholding integrity at Choate, the Judicial Committee (JC) represents the view of the students in hearings and recommends the most fitting course of action for an infraction of the Honor Code to a board of faculty members. JC members are expected to be impartial — toRead More