Articles by: Eben Cook '18

Outgoing Student Council President Mpilo Norris ’18 address the Choate community.

A Message for the Future Student Council President and Vice-President

February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This past Tuesday, as I grabbed a seat in the last row of the balcony, I could not fathom why I had to attend this School Meeting. Why should I, a sixth-former some months from graduation, have to listen to repetitive rhetoric leaving the mouths of students whose leadership wouldRead More

Boys Varsity Hockey Tops Deerfield in Overtime Thriller

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

To cap off an event-filled Community Weekend comprised of several home athletic contests, Boys Varsity Hockey faced off against school rival Deerfield Academy in the second game of a two-day doubleheader. Going into Saturday night, the team dropped their first game against Deerfield the night before by a score ofRead More

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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