Articles by: Michelle Zhuang '18

The Perks of Service Academies

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By now, seniors are all too familiar with the stress and rush of the four-year college application process — we’ve heard the words “Common App,” and “holistic” repeated ad nauseum, and most of us simply can’t wait for the entire process to be over. However, there’s another, albeit smaller, subsetRead More

From escape rooms to restaurants, Wallingford provides a variety of culinary and entertainment options.

Free Time? Go to Town

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

While entertainment opportunities abound on campus, the Choate community is also surrounded by the vibrant town of Wallingford. Last week, Michelle Zhuang ’18 took to the streets to find the best entertainment options in town – all a short walk or Uber away. Doolittle Park Searching for a slice ofRead More

With collaboration between Choate and the Wallingford police, the Safety Report Form was unveiled to improve campus safety.

Despite Campus Intiatives, Street Harassment Remains

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although street harassment may seem like a far-off threat, it’s unfortunately one that many Choate students are familiar with. Freshman cross-country runner Claire Yuan ’21 was verbally harassed by a passing car two weeks ago while with three teammates, mere days after stepping foot on campus.  “We  were coming downRead More

Employed part-time by the Development Office, students solicit donations for the Annual Fund.

Development Office Calls Students to Action

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Sunday and Tuesday evenings during the school year, the Alumni Relations Office in Brownell comes to life. Around a dozen student callers, tasked with asking alumni for donations to the Annual Fund, connect with former Choate students and cheerfully ask, “Would you like to consider making a donation toRead More

Decoding the i.d. Lab

Decoding the i.d. Lab

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  The i.d. Lab is full of resources that are open to students and faculty alike. Many students are unaware of the endless possibilities that lie within the two floors that the lab encompasses, with tools and equipment, including wood cutters, 3D printers, sewing machines, circuit boards, book-making materials, andRead More

KEC Students Conduct Self-Directed Research

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate campus is surrounded by nature — yet students seldom get the chance to study  the environment directly. This term, 14 juniors embarked on their research methods experiments at the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC). Students came up with a list of questions they wanted to study in the fall termRead More

Seniors gather for Incendium, a mug night in which students burn their college rejection letters.

Longstanding Traditions Send off Senior Class

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As seniors finalize their college plans, senior spring traditions encourage students to end their time at Choate and think about their exciting futures ahead. Incendium Founded approximately ten years ago by Mr. James Yanelli, Director of Student Activities, this tradition of burning rejection letters on the SAC patio started whenRead More

Members of the China Study Abroad program gather after an afternoon of exploration.

Chatting With Choaties in China

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Picture the crowded metropolis of Beijing. Skyscrapers shoot into the sky, the Great Wall winds through the city, and the imposing Tiananmen Gate welcomes all to China’s capital. It’s a big change from the red-brick buildings of Choate, yet Beijing is also a part of Choate’s campus. Four students —Read More

Zev-Nicolai Scanio’s ’18 culminating project, a design of the PMAC.

Psychology to Punk: Winter Directed Studies

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Directed Study program allows motivated students to create their own academic course in a topic that interests them. During  the winter term, students undertook twelve such programs: Advanced Playwriting and Screenwriting Mattie Drucker ’17, Elena Levin ’17, Ms. Kate Doak After taking Playwriting and Screenwriting, Levin and Drucker created this DirectedRead More