Articles by: Nicole Yao '18

There is a lack of representation and recognition for women in STEM both around the world and at Choate

Examining Gender Disparity in the STEM Fields at Choate

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In January 2005, then-President of Harvard University Larry Summers spoke at a conference about diversifying the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) workforce. Addressing the lack of women in these fields, he said, “There are issues of intrinsic aptitude, reinforced by what are, in fact, lesser factors involving socialization andRead More

Since 1912, Honor Code Ensures Trust on Campus

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“On my honor,” a student hastily scribbles on her assessment before handing it in. Choate Rosemary Hall’s Honor Pledge –– in full: On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid –– is often taken for granted on campus, with a framed copy of the code in eachRead More

Located at the center of campus, the Sally Hart Lodge serves prospective students, parents, and alumni alike.

Sally Hart Lodge: Campus Center And Hotel

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As one of the most central buildings on campus, the Sally Hart Lodge and Alumni Center is also one of the most obscure. Built in 1850 by Roderic Curtis, a descendant of one of the 38 founders of Wallingford, what is now known as the Sally Hart Lodge served asRead More

Photo courtesy of Jabali Walli

Student-Run Businesses Support Community

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

According to Forbes, fewer than 3.6% of businesses are owned by people under 30. An even smaller number of those businesses are owned by high school students. Despite these numbers, there are many on Choate campus who have created their own businesses — making entrepreneurship a facet of campus life.Read More

Private Protests Prevail

Private Protests Prevail

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

If you’ve been to the Lanphier Center or elsewhere around campus lately, you’ve no doubt noticed a series of photographs posted on the walls, showcasing significant moments in history that have resounding effects on society today. The student behind this political art requested to remain anonymous, saying, “I don’t wantRead More

Alice Volfson ’19: Choate’s Resident Composer

Alice Volfson ’19: Choate’s Resident Composer

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Meet Alice Volfson ’19. A two-year sophomore from New York, Volfson is currently the only student studying music composition in Choate’s Arts Concentration program. Volfson has an comprehensive background in music, with 12 years of playing the piano under her belt. She first became interested in music composition around sixRead More

Town Library Hosts Varying Informational Presentations

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Nearly every other week, the Wallingford Public Library hosts a presentation on one of the various topics pertinent to the lives of the citizens in the town of Wallingford. Ms. Beth Devlin, the Head of Community Activities at the Library, briefly described her role in bringing these presentations to theRead More

Deans Explain Music Program Cancellation

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, The Choate News reported on the administration’s decision to cancel this year’s special program before Parents’ Weekend, which traditionally takes place on Tuesday evening and features performances from students in various musical ensembles. Mr. James Stanley, Dean of Students, has since elaborated on that decision, which he andRead More

The String Orchestra performing at last fall’s special program prior to Parents’ Weekend.

School Cancels Mandatory Fall Ensemble Performance

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Traditionally, Choate has held a mandatory special program featuring student music ensembles on the Tuesday night before Parent’s Weekend. On the following Friday night, the concert is then performed for the parents. This year, however, it was confirmed by Mr. Stanley that Choate will not be having the concert forRead More