Articles by: Eben Cook '18

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Decathlete, Mathematician Mr. Mustafa Abdul-Rahim

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Passionate” and “enthusiastic” only begin to describe the attitude of Mr. Mustafa “Mus” Abdul-Rahim, Choate’s new mathematics teacher, basketball coach, and track coach. Whether in the classroom or on the court, the fire inside him inspires others to put 100% into all endeavors. Mr. Abdul-Rahim’s influence makes him an incrediblyRead More

Nicholas Kristof and Winning the Lottery

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Two weeks ago, Choate hosted Nicholas Kristof, a world-renowned columnist for the New York Times. Nicholas Kristof was hands down the best speaker that has stepped foot on the main stage in my time at Choate. The majority of students and faculty that I spoke with about him agreed, offeringRead More

Witnessing History in Lanphier Commons

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This past Friday, the administration modified the schedule for all students and faculty, clearing blocks out in honor of Inauguration Day. From 11:30 to 1:15 PM, all members of the Choate community had free time to observe the inauguration of our 45th president, participate in open discussions, or simply getRead More

Embracing Diversity, Building Community

Embracing Diversity, Building Community

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Diversity Day — a time for a part of the student body to reflect on what it means to live in a community like Choate’s, and a time for the other part to just be happy that they don’t have to go to classes. However, it would be a mistakeRead More

Gifted Students Heard Loud and Clear at Music Recital

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This past Sunday, several Choate musicians had the opportunity to perform in an instrumental recital at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. An hour and a half-long affair, the recital featured several string instruments, including the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as piano, flute, and a few vocalists.Read More

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Yale Improv Group Comes to PMAC

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Where would you go on your first date?” “How much money do you make?” “What is your opinion on Crocs?” Different audience members asked a variety of questions to three “single and ready to mingle” bachelors on stage: Viktor, a neighborhood doctor capable of solving all cures; Natalie, a lawyerRead More

Elle Rinaldi '17 films Lily Kops '18 and Kaitlyn Dutchin '19 for her movie.

Student Film Goes Beyond the Unexpected

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

What do you get when you combine artistic vision with a college portfolio and a few students at Choate? You get a movie project like Elle Rinaldi’s ’17, the writer, director, and visionary of the her own film, which will premiere this winter. Rinaldi said, not long ago, “I’m reallyRead More

The Chamber Chorus members engaging in a fun bonding exercise during their weekend retreat.

A Weekend Away with Chamber Chorus

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday, September 24, members of the Choate Chamber Chorus piled onto a school bus full of music stands, overloaded backpacks, and multiple speakers playing at once. The bus was bound for The Wisdom House, a conference and retreat center situated on 70 acres of land in the woods ofRead More

Boars Pummel Pomfret Griffins

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Saturday, April 9, the girls’ varsity lacrosse team took on Pomfret School in its first home game of the season. As the final buzzer sounded, the scoreboard read 13-10 in favor of the Wild Boars. However, the pattern of the game was surprisingly different from what the final scoreRead More