Articles by: Papin Chirathivat '19

Train Station Opens in Wallingford

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The first of three new train stations along the Hartford Line, Wallingford’s new station had a grand opening ceremony in November. However, increased train service will not start until May 2018 as part of the CTrail Hartford Line. The $687 million construction project, which began in 2015, includes three newRead More

Students choose from vegetarian options inside the servery every Monday.

The Ideas behind Veg-Out Monday

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Many schools and universities have implemented Meatless Monday programs to improve public health and promote environmental sustainability. The Humane Society, the nation’s largest animal protection organization and Meatless Monday advocacy group, was the inspiration for Choate to reduce the amount of meat served. Ms. Katrina Homan said, “we had connectionsRead More

New Electronic Sign-Out System Goes Live

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This week Choate’s new electronic sign-out system, REACH, went live. For the first time in school history, students may now sign out for the weekend without using slips of carbon paper. The new system, aimed to facilitate the sign-out process for both students and faculty, will only operate in theRead More

New Faculty Chairs

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Dean of Faculty, Ms. Katie Levesque announced three faculty chairs during Convocation this year. The Independence Foundation Chair was awarded to math teacher Ms. Kristin Chin; The Alan and Kempner Chair was awarded to Director of the Kohler Environmental Center, Mr. Joe Scanio; and the Wachtell Chair was awarded toRead More

Mr. James leads an English class discussion.

Mr. James Steps Down from 43-Year Tenure as Faculty

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mr. Doug James is retiring this academic year after forty-three years of commitment to the Choate Community. Mr. James was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He attended a public school in Syracuse, and from there he went to Princeton University, where he majored in Political Science. During hisRead More

The Kohler Environmental Center, a leading environmental research and education center, opened in 2011.

KEC Wins Prestigious Architectural Award

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The home of Choate’s cutting-edge environmental research and education program, the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC), was awarded the 2017 AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence by the American Institute of Architects on Wednesday, April 26. AIA’s awards committee chair wrote in a letter, “If you believe, as I do,Read More

New St. John Brings Delight and Questions

New St. John Brings Delight and Questions

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The world-class, state-of-the-art St. John Hall Student Center officially opened to the community on Monday, April 10. This 37,000 square foot building, located in the heart of campus, was designed to enhance the student experience at Choate. Director of Student Activities Mr. Jim Yanelli said, “Students always interact collaboratively, butRead More

CERG Hosts First Successful Forum

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, March 28, Choate’s Current Events Research Group (CERG) hosted a forum in Elman Auditorium to provide information for those planning to attend a protest or take other direct actions for a cause. The forum, entitled “Protest 101”, was the first of several events planned by CERG to prepareRead More

Students taking Journalism have mixed reactions to the teachers’ non-traditional grading systems.

Beyond the Letter Grades

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At an academically competitive institution like Choate, the pressure to excel often drives students to work hard and obtain the highest grades in all classes. However, while all course grades are recorded on transcripts using a traditional letter system, a vast array of grading systems are present within different classes.Read More