Articles by: Laila Hawkins '19

Peanut Butter Removed from Spread Station

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As students flocked to the dining hall on their first few days at Choate, many were shocked to see there was no peanut butter, and in its place were two new additions to the spread section: soy-based Wow Butter and sunflower seed-based Sun Butter. Both Wow Butter and Sun ButterRead More

Students Attend Local Diversity Leadership Conference

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Sunday, April 23, 27 students represented Choate at the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) held at the Loomis Chaffee School. This conference consisted of students from various independent schools across Connecticut, both day and boarding. “Our school brought a diverse group of kids, which is great. I thinkRead More

Girls’ Tennis Falls to Hotchkiss

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday, April 15, Girls’ Varsity Tennis suffered a tough loss to the Hotchkiss Bearcats in the first game of their Founder’s League season. Despite the outcome of the match, Head Coach, Mr. Kevin Rogers, remains optimistic about the rest of the season, saying that it was “a good matchRead More

The design and order forms for last year’s class rings were sent to students in the spring term.

Seniors Hesitate to Buy Class Rings

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Senior class rings, once a treasured tradition at Choate, have significantly declined in sales recently, as students have started to see them as impractical and unaffordable. The tradition is not regarded as “out-dated” by students; many seniors believe that class rings would serve as a great reminder of Choate. However,Read More

The Unconscious Prejudice in Spectator Attendance

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Athletics have a history of being predominantly male, however, this changed in the late nineteenth century, when women were introduced to sports. Since then, there has been a level of sexism when it comes to athletics, whether professional or interscholastic, apparent in every sport. It is no secret that fansRead More

Girls’ Squash Welcomes Head Coach Pelletier

Girls’ Squash Welcomes Head Coach Pelletier

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every year, we welcome new students and faculty to Choate with open arms. Among these new additions is Ms. Jenn Pelletier. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Ms. Pelletier is the newest member of the HPRSS department and the new coach of the Girls’ Varsity Squash team. Ms. Pelletier grew up inRead More

From left to right: athletic trainers Ms. Emily Osterhout, Mr. Matt Pendleton, and Mr. Brain Holloway.

Keeping Athletes in the Game: A Terrific Trainer Triumvirate

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Superheroes may not be real, but these three are as close as it gets. Based in the Winter X, Ms. Emily Osterhout, Mr. Brian Holloway, and Mr. Matt Pendleton spend their afternoons helping injured Choate athletes get back on the field. After classes, athletes race to the X, counting onRead More

Off the Field with LJ Spinnato

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Head Coach of the Choate Football program, Mr. Lawrence Spinnato, spends countless hours offering insight and support to his players, both as football team members and as young men. His experience and coaching method have brought a fresh perspective to the team. I had the privilege of sitting down withRead More

hoto courtesy of Ross Mortensen

Cross Country: Survival of the (Mentally) Fittest

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

For the Average Joe, racing through Choate’s forest for miles on end is a daunting task. However, for cross country runners, running that trail is second nature. Cross country is a unique sport because it demands both physical and mental stamina. As the boys’ captain, Joe Berafatti ’17, put it,Read More