Articles by: Deanna Tan '20

The MTC focuses on six major forms of enhancing education.

Choate Joins the Mastery Transcript Consortium

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As stated by the 2013 Choate Rosemary Hall Strategic Plan, “Choate cultivates a vibrant community of principled individuals from diverse backgrounds and unites them through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect.” The variety of backgrounds of Choate students means that students have different strengths and weaknesses. Simply placing studentsRead More

The History of Deerfield Day

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For one day during the fall term, Choate students dress in as much Choate gear as they possibly can, cover their faces with gold and blue face paint, and gather to cheer for competing athletes. This is Deerfield Day, or, as Deerfield students call it, Choate Day. It’s a 74Read More

At Commencement, recent graduates smoke cigars as an unofficial rite of passage.

Can You Hold My Diploma While I Light This Cigar?

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Commencement at Choate is a day filled with a plethora of emotions. The first two sensations of the day are joy and sadness; the third is the pungent scent of burning tobacco leaves. Every year on this day, seniors are free from teachers’ authority and cigars are lit around campus. Read More

Open Mic Night: A Chance to Open Up

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Dim lights, peaceful music, and a safe environment for you to share anything you could possibly want to share. This is the panoply that greeted Choate students at the Open Mic Night on Friday, September 15. Organized by Rev. Ally Brundidge, who is affectionately nicknamed “Chappy B,” and taking placeRead More

Photo by Lauren Canna/The Choate News

Meet Max, the Science Center Snake

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For six years, Mr. Benjamin Small, Head of the Science Department, has courageously lived in the same quarters as a corn snake, a pet not usually seen around campus. Mr. Small’s snake, named Max, has inhabited the Science Center for six years. Last week, Mr. Small agreed to comment onRead More