Articles by: Grace Zhang '20

Student Council Embarks on Community Listening Tour

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This year, Choate’s Student Council has forgone tradition, embarking upon an entirely new project that extends into more facets of the Choate community than ever. Form representatives have been attending the meetings of a wide range of clubs and organizations on campus, having conversations with club leaders, members, and facultyRead More

Students enjoy drawing outside during Wellness Day.

Students and Faculty Participate in Mandated Wellness Day

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Choate community spread out across campus to dance, meditate, pet dogs, and play drums for seventy minutes last Tuesday afternoon. October 10 was All School Wellness Day, when students and some faculty gathered in different locations to participate in many varieties of wellness-promoting activities. Options for wellness activities forRead More

Theft and Damage at St. John Hall

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Where have all the Ping-Pong balls gone? That’s what Mr. Jim Yanelli, Director of Student Activities, and his team have found themselves asking more than once in these opening weeks of the school year. Choate’s St. John Hall is a beautiful new building, but its equipment seems to not likeRead More

Changes to the Student Handbook

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Arriving back on campus this fall, students found a variety of new restrictions imposed on them by the handbook, including a more severe punishment for breaking visitation and the discouragement of Mylar balloons. Breaking visitation is now considered a violation of a major school rule. More specifically, this applies toRead More

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