Articles by: Kate Spencer '20

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

Students gather at the first Body Project  workshop.

Body Project Workshops Promote Self-Esteem

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Body Project, a student organization dedicated to recognizing and addressing body ideals on campus and in the media, has introduced a workshop intended to illuminate body image issues within communities through a discussion based forum. The first part of the workshop was held on January 24. Choate alum KatieRead More

Faculty Committees Effect Change

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Many of the recent changes to school policy, such as those regarding the dress code and the class schedule, originated in a faculty committee. Each year, faculty committees assemble to look deeply at some aspect of school life. The reports they produce benefit the school in both concrete and abstractRead More

A sign stands in front of the new Starbucks on Route 5, encouraging passersby to check it out.

New Starbucks Opens Along Route 5

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the past six months, Choate students and Wallingford residents have been anticipating the opening of the new local Starbucks. Starbucks, whose previously closest locations were in Meriden and North Haven, has opened a shop in the new strip plaza along Route 5 at the former site of Merriman Motors.Read More