Articles by: Grace Zhang '20

Powering Down Wi-Fi Shutoff

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Twenty-four-hour Wi-fi at Choate may not be just a dream for much longer. The Student Council sent a proposal to Mr. James Stanley, the Dean of Students, last Thursday on extending the internet hours for students, specifically during junior spring and senior fall and winter terms. The Student Council hopesRead More

Several celebrations were held in the St. John Chapel.

Spiritual Life Team Celebrates Passover and Easter

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The traditions of Passover and Easter mark a spiritually significant period for Jews and Christians around the world — and many students on campus. Choate’s Spiritual Life Team held a variety of events to celebrate these traditions and bring communities of students together. Leading up to Easter Day, Holy WeekRead More

Surveys to Improve Student Life

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Director of Institutional Research Mr. Corey Wrinn began a project this academic year that will tie together the entire experience of a Choate student. The project will consist of two major components: the new student survey administered, which was administered for the first time last August, and the sixth-form survey,Read More

Choate Ditches Dates for Garden Party

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Headmaster Dr. Alex Curtis announced last month that Choate will no longer allow sixth-form girls to ask faculty members as “dates” to Garden Party, the annual end-of-year event that celebrates senior girls’ impending graduation. The school will continue to encourage sixth-form girls to ask their fifth-form counterparts to accompany themRead More

Investigating Choate’s Support Groups

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Posted in the common room of every dorm is a list of students involved in support groups like Assessment Team and Peer Educators. Yet the purpose and duties of these groups are still unclear to some students. Many have limited knowledge about what these groups do and how to reachRead More

Teams practice with their robots (le ) as others participate in the robotics tournament (right) held in the Winter Ex.

Choate Hosts First Robotics Tournament

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate hosted its first home robotics tournament on February third. Competing against 45 different teams, Choate’s eight robotics teams performed strongly. In the elimination round, three Choate teams finished on semifinalist alliances and two teams were on quarterfinalist alliances. The team competed for champion, finalist, and semi-finalist positions. However, theyRead More

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Summer Reading Author Set to Visit in Spring

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students were left puzzled when Mr. Sherman Alexie, author of the summer reading book Flight, did not visit Choate last fall. However, his visit was simply postponed to the spring term, because of medical issues that suddenly prevented him traveling significantly. Mr. Alexie will now visit Choate on April 19.Read More

After a spike in head lice cases, the Lice Treatment Center provided mandatory school-wide lice screenings.

School Rushes to Contain Lice Outbreak

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Amidst rapidly spreading head lice among students, professionals from the Lice Treatment Center of Connecticut (LTC) came to campus to perform lice screenings and treat those with the bugs. Mr. James Stanley, Dean of Students, said that this outbreak is “comparable in terms of presence on campus” to the liceRead More

Teacher Heather York Inspires Future Scientists of Wallingford

Teacher Heather York Inspires Future Scientists of Wallingford

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Using simple everyday materials such as Gatorade, dish soap, and meat tenderizers, Dr. Heather York, a first-year member of Choate’s Science Department, recently introduced eight third-grade students to various scientific principles. Taking time away from her Choate work, Dr. York led a workshop for the DNA Explorers Program at theRead More