Articles by: Kristen Andonie '17

Students often face the predicament of taking courses they are not neccessarily interested in.

Bountiful Courses, Limited Chances

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Imagine taking Spanish 100, Chinese 100, and French 100 in three consecutive years. That would likely not prove very productive.. A student would be unlikely to learn enough material to sustain a meaningful conversation and, odd are, he or she would soon forget whatever small elements of each language wereRead More

Anime enthusiast Sebastian Chang ’18 was denied the opportunity to pursue a Directed Study in his passion.

Directed Studies Applications Need More Sensible Requirements

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, we pride ourselves in fostering creativity and educational curiosity by providing students the tools to explore their specific interests and to learn experientially. We offer first-rate signature programs that welcome new artists, environmentalists, and mathematicians every year. We house an i.d.Lab bursting with high-tech resources for students toRead More

The quiet, scenic Rosemary Lane provides a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Choate life.

A Walk Down Rosemary Lane

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Walk up the path between the Science Center and Brownell, and you will find a row of neat, quintessentially New England houses that make up Rosemary Lane, a community of faculty residences, including that of Headmaster Dr. Alex Curtis. But do not be deceived by the apparent monotony of theRead More

We Are Immigrant America

We Are Immigrant America

February 17, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

Ms. Kolina Koleva has been a math teacher at Choate for three years. She is an immigrant from Bulgaria.  In 1989, when I was six, the Berlin Wall fell. We were a socialist country in the 80s, and people mostly complained about things like waiting in line in the coldRead More

East and West? Two New Years Are Best

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although New Years’ Day in the U.S. has long passed, expect to hear some wishes of “Happy New Year” within the coming days. Occurring this Saturday, January 28, the Lunar New Year is one of the biggest holidays of the year, and many Choate students are among its celebrators. TheyRead More

This engraving depicts the original plan for the placement of Memorial House, a mirror reflection of Hill House. It hangs on Dr. Curtis’s office wall.

The Headmaster’s Headquarters: A Peek Inside

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every room tells a story about its occupant, and Headmaster Dr. Alex Curtis’s office is no exception. Tucked away on the first floor of Archbold, his office may single-handedly offer more resources on ancient architecture than the entire Paul Mellon Arts Center, yet despite the limited space it still managesRead More

Cindy’s Unique Shop, which is located on North Colony Street, sells used home decor pieces at affordable prices.

$20 in Your Pocket: A Thrift Shopping Guide

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As you switch your fall clothes for warmer garments and realize you hate your old cardigan, think twice before tossing it into a trash bin. There are numerous thrifting initiatives, both on and around campus, that allow for the Choate community to economically and environmentally donate and buy used clothing. Read More

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Jordan Ellenberg, Mr. Bob Woodward, Dr. Tricia Rose, and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Choosing Special Program Speakers: A Special Process

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most students’ understanding of how a special program speaker is selected may likely be summed up by Mr. Kevin Roger’s, Choate’s Director of Studies, humorous explanation: “We reach out and negotiate and then ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom we have a speaker.” But, of course, “ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom” takes tremendous resources, time, and effort to achieve.Read More

Are You Familiar with the Hispanic and Latino Culture at Choate?

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday night, the Hispanic Latinx Forum (HLF) hosted a dinner for the school in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. The event aims to raise awareness in the Choate community of Hispanic and Latino cultures through food, music, and dance. Probably theRead More