Articles by: Kristen Altman '18

Two Strangers, Ten Minutes, One Question: Are there concepts that can’t be expressed by words?

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Before last Wednesday, Chloe Choi ’19, a returning sophomore from Seoul, South Korea, and Imad Rizvi ’18, a three-year junior from Glastonbury, Conn., had never so much as heard the other’s name. They agreed to meet for the first time in the Lanphier Center Café to discuss one topic. HereRead More

Keeping Up With the Editors of the Past

Keeping Up With the Editors of the Past

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Environmental activist. CEO. Journalist. These are just a sample of the professions occupied by former Editors-in-Chief of The Choate News. They have continued the tenets of analytical thinking and professionalism shaped by their time at Choate — though not always in journalism. During Mr. Jim Altschul’s ’78 time at Choate,Read More

New Parental Leave Policy, More Time to Adjust

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The new parental leave policy was drafted by the Faculty Committee (a standing committee that addresses issues relating to faculty life) and members of the administration during the 2015-2016 school year and finalized in July 2016. It ensures that faculty have ample time to care for their newborns before returningRead More

Tomorrow, Choate Marches for Women

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Picture the entire town of Wallingford trying to fit in the PMAC. Tomorrow, January 21, the streets of Washington, D.C., and other major cities will be much, much more crowded. Held on the day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, the Women’s March on Washington will greet Trump onRead More

Step Squad and Hip Hop Club Mingle with Sports Teams at Annual Pep Rally

Step Squad and Hip Hop Club Mingle with Sports Teams at Annual Pep Rally

November 28, 2016 at 10:09 pm 0 comments

On Friday, November 11, the Worthington Johnson Athletic Center erupted in cheer.  The annual Pep Rally, put on the night before Deerfield Day, prepared the Choate community for the athletic feats ahead by featuring onstage performances and videos from select fall sports teams. However, Pep Rally also showcased the talentsRead More

Incuding the Excluded

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Choate embraces diversity, yet important minority groups remain largely unnoticed. While students and faculty make an effort to discuss identity during events like Diversity Day, those conversations seldom continue into everyday scenarios. For women of color at Choate, this phenomenon is particularly hard to ignore. Ms. Judi Williams has beenRead More

JC Speeches Reveal a Culture of Complaint

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

If I had to summarize the theme of the Judicial Committee speeches in one word, it would be “administration.” If I could use two, I would add “horrible administration.” And if I were given a full sentence, I’d say, “The administration is hiding insidious problems within its justice system, andRead More

The Spring Break Slump

March 31, 2016 at 11:47 am 0 comments

Many students return from spring break with exhilarating accounts of their adventures in faraway lands. Others have worked ahead and learned course materials through their freshman year of college. Still others have completed daily triathlons or discovered the 119th element in the periodic table. And then, there is me. Here’sRead More

Creepy Clothes, Frightful Frocks

March 27, 2016 at 12:15 am 0 comments

Looking at the calendar can inspire a sense of disorientation, especially with this striking realization: there’s only a week until Halloween. With such little time left, many Choate students have been scrambling for Halloween costume ideas. To give some inspiration, here’s a list of costume ideas from students around campus–Read More