Articles by: Elizabeth Quinn '20

Chip’s in the dining hall

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

You’ve probably caught a glimpse of the enormous taxidermic moose head perched above the senior section of Hill House Dining Hall — it’s pretty hard to miss — but have you ever wondered how it ended up there, or even how it got in Choate’s possession? Serena Sandweiss ’20 hasRead More

To the Choate Mailroom, A Letter of Appreciation

To the Choate Mailroom, A Letter of Appreciation

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  The Mailroom, which last summer was relocated underneath the Dining Hall, is a means for students and faculty members to send and receive packages and mail. All of the students have their own mailboxes, and faculty members also receive packages from this space. It might seem shocking that theRead More

Witches, Welding, and Wallinford’s history

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

You may be familiar with the histories behind The Choate School and Rosemary Hall, which were founded in 1896 and 1890, respectively, but have you ever stopped to wonder how the town of Wallingford came to be? Wallingford’s origins lie in 1667, 350 years ago, when 38 planters and freemenRead More

Nature-Inspired Photo Shoots Around Campus

May 22, 2017 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

If you’re eager for new visual art to admire, look no further than the walls of most campus buildings. Posted on the entryway to the dining hall and the cork boards within Hill House and Humanities are evidence of two photo shoots that have taken place around campus: Eleanor KimRead More

Prize Day: An Evolving Tradition

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate’s school year wraps up each spring with an awards ceremony known as Prize Day, which celebrates the achievements of exemplary students in all four forms. This year, Prize Day will take place on Friday, April 26, two days before Commencement — which was not always the case. Prize DayRead More

Decoding the i.d. Lab

Decoding the i.d. Lab

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  The i.d. Lab is full of resources that are open to students and faculty alike. Many students are unaware of the endless possibilities that lie within the two floors that the lab encompasses, with tools and equipment, including wood cutters, 3D printers, sewing machines, circuit boards, book-making materials, andRead More

When Blue Cards Were Blue Cards

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Blue Cards are the records of the extracurricular activities that students have participated in during their time at Choate. Nowadays, these cards are accessible through the Choate portal and serve as a record of a student’s accomplishments. Like Blue Cards themselves, Choate has a rich history of recording student activitiesRead More

Choate’s First Lip Dub: An Advancement in School Spirit

November 27, 2016 at 10:49 pm 0 comments

In preparation for Deerfield Day, Choate’s student council organized a school-wide lip dub to Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song.” The final video was shown at pep rally, and shortly thereafter it was posted to Facebook. (It has since garnered several hundred likes.) Tommy Wachtell ’19, a member of the Lip DubRead More