Articles by: Caroline Donatelli '18

To be a Vegan

May 22, 2017 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

Imagine no burgers on burger day, no ice cream from the soft serve machine, and no pizza whatsoever. Being vegan means avoiding the consumption of any animal products whatsoever, including meat, cheese, and milk. Three Choate vegans described their journey into veganism, its benefits, and its challenges. Leila Cohen ’19Read More

Misstique: Choate’s Feminist Magazine

May 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Sit at any table in the dining hall, and you’ll noticed the newest publication on campus: a feminist magazine called Misstique. Misstique’s main goal is to raise awareness about the accomplishments of girls on campus in any field, from academics to the sports and the arts. The magazine supports theRead More

Assessing the Grading System

Assessing the Grading System

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, grades can have a great impact on students’ lives and wellbeing. Every class at Choate is required to give a letter grade measuring student achievement, but how do teachers — and students — view the grading system? English teacher Mr. David Loeb believes that grading can be productiveRead More

Morris Ecology Video Challenge Highlights Ecological Disruptions

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

After several weeks of ecological research, students in Choate’s Biology 400 program culminated their work through the Morris Ecology Video Challenge. The competition, taking place during the last few weeks of winter term, required students to create a 12-minute video about an ecological disruption that interests them. Each video wasRead More

Former Choate Students Teach Choate Students

Former Choate Students Teach Choate Students

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Has the thought of teaching at Choate ever crossed your mind? If not, you’d be surprised at how your perspective might change in the next ten years. Choate faculty come from diverse backgrounds — including many who were once Choate students themselves. Will Nowak ’06 Mr. Will Nowak ’06, aRead More

Full-time Students’ Part-time Jobs

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate life is, without a doubt, busy and chaotic — students juggle schoolwork, sports, clubs, social lives and (if they’re lucky) sleep. However, some brave souls at Choate have added on an extra layer to the equation: part time jobs. Cammi Chester ’17 currently works at the take-out counter ofRead More

Blazers Be Gone

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Archival research by Caroline Donatelli ’18. She may be reached at These days, the dress code allows students to walk into classes wearing T-shirts and sweatpants, no questions asked. 30 years ago, the School decided to no longer require formal wear at dinner. The rule change made the frontRead More

Local Food: Eat Good to Do Good

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Environmental clubs and the SAGE Dining Service often advertise the use of fresh, local food. But what do we really mean when we call food “local”?  And how local is local enough? On Friday, October 15, as part of Choate’s annual Fall Community Weekend, Students Against Climate Change (SACC) hostedRead More

Small But Mighty

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the wide mix of clubs that Choate offers, smaller, newer groups are often at risk of being forgotten. And yet, they have so much to offer: they often bring unconventional, exciting opportunities to students. To show their charm, I have found and researched three such clubs from all cornersRead More