Articles by: Kate Spencer '20

Facilities cuts down trees for various reasons, but many believe new trees should replace them.

Community Questions Tree Removal On Choate Construction

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Choate community will soon undergo the cutting down of trees in the construction site next to the PMAC, where the new auditorium is to be built. The space ranges from behind the PMAC to near the Great Lawn; in the light of the tree removal near Lanphier, some studentsRead More

New March Break Study Abroad to Havana, Cuba

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Choate community is currently preparing to launch a new global studies program in Cuba that will take place over the upcoming 2018 spring break. The trip, which is eight days long and open to all students, was initiated and developed by Choate faculty Mr. Yaser Robles and Ms. JessicaRead More

Mr. Bobby Dixon was  at Choate for 55 years.

Community Mourns Longitme ABM Employee Mr. Bobby Dixon

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Choate community suffered a tragic loss on September 1, 2017, when Mr. Bobby “Rebel” Dixon passed away at the age of 78 in Branford, Connecticut. Mr. Dixon worked with ABM cleaning services at Choate for 55 years prior to his retirement, and he is remembered among the Choate communityRead More

Gender Designations Removed from Prize Day

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every year, in the last all-school gathering before graduation, the entirety of the Choate community comes together to celebrate outstanding students. This is Prize Day, an event that traditionally centers, however subtly, on a binary system based on gender. The School Seal Prize, for example, has long been won byRead More

Students Startled by 6 A.M. Fire Alarm

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mondays are tough. For the residents of West Wing, Hall, and Hill House, Monday, April 3, started earlier than expected when an abrupt fire alarm went off around 6:00 a.m. The alarm, which originated in West Wing, forced students and advisers to evacuate and leave the dorm for an hour.Read More

Prospective students embark on their Spring Visit days accompanied by current Choate student guides.

Community Welcomes Accepted Students

April 7, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

Prospective students and families flooded onto Choate’s campus on Tuesday, March 27, marking the first of three Spring Visit days. Despite the cold, rainy weather, the Choate Admissions Office and community gave the newly admitted individuals a warm welcome to campus. Mr. Amin Gonzalez, the new Director of Admissions, said,Read More

Lucas Ferrer '17 speaks at the Divestment Committee information session.

Divestment Committee Recruits New Student Leaders

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With the responsibilities of the student leaders of the divestment initiative coming to an end, fourth and fifth form students met recently with current seniors to discuss the future of Choate’s fossil fuel divestment. The leaders, Lucas Ferrer ’17, Zoe Reid ’17, and Anselm Kizza-Besigye ’17, explained to the groupRead More

Prof. Wishnie believes that people need to speak out against injustice.

Yale Prof. Wishnie Speaks on Travel Ban

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students and faculty crowed into Elman Auditorium last Wednesday to attend a seminar by Yale Law School Professor and Choate parent Michael J. Wishnie P ’16. The talk highlighted President Trump’s P ’00 Executive Orders and their impact on immigration in the United States. Afterwards, attendees asked questions about theRead More

What’s Next for the School’s iPad Program?

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The campus has recently undergone a wave of new initiatives regarding the academic technology that students, faculty, and administrators use. Since 2012, the iPad initiative, which pushes for an increased use of iPads in the classroom, has hoped to enhance the learning and teaching within the Choate community. Members ofRead More