Articles by: Truelian Lee '17

Review of Choate’s Mental Health Support Systems

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One only has to glance at the blue and yellow Student Resources poster to see the variety of student-driven support groups that comprise a safety net for students at Choate. In the past year, students have created new clubs and committees to offer peers support, with a wide range ofRead More

Pratt Packard Speeches See Standing Ovations

Pratt Packard Speeches See Standing Ovations

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

The audience waited with bated breath as Richard Lopez ’18 composed himself in the middle of an emotional speech about his mother, an undocumented immigrant. After he finished his speech, everyone gave him a standing ovation. Four students competed in the final round of the Pratt-Packard Declamation Contest during schoolRead More

Catherine Coleman to be Choate Commencement Speaker

Catherine Coleman to be Choate Commencement Speaker

March 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm 0 comments

Known as the woman who played the flute in space, former NASA astronaut Dr. Catherine “Cady” Coleman will deliver the commencement speech on Sunday, May 28, as announced by Headmaster Dr. Alex Curtis this Wednesday during the sixth form meeting. In his announcement, Dr. Curtis referred to Dr. Coleman as anRead More

Community Voices Solidarity for Those Affected by Immigration Ban

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate students and faculty are anxiously monitoring further developments in the chaos after President Trump’s P ’00 executive order restricting immigration from predominantly Muslim countries last Friday. It is hard to predict what the repercussions of President Trump’s executive order will be on Choate’s administration. “Protecting the Nation from ForeignRead More

Carr and Curtis Seek Continued Progress on Strategic Plan

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With a limited number of school days, special programs, and trustee meetings, Choate faces an ongoing issue of priority; the community constantly grapples with what topic, action, or event is most relevant each year. Often, the answer is dictated by the actions of the administration, led by Dr. Alex Curtis,Read More

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Black Bear Meanders Across Campus, Sparks Excitement on Alumni Weekend

May 15, 2016 at 8:51 pm 0 comments

  Reflecting on the presence of the black bear yesterday morning, Chinese teacher Ms. Carol Chen-Lin said, “I’ve been here since 1997, so for 19 years, and I’ve never seen this before.” At around 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, a black bear was spotted roaming North Main Street. The bear eventuallyRead More

Fifth and sixth formers signed two beams to be placed in the new St. John Hall, which has recently seen major developments in its construction.  The building is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017.

St. John Hall Hits Construction Milestone

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The construction site for the new St. John Hall Student Center has undergone drastic changes in the past few weeks as workers raised the first of three components to the steel skeleton of the building. Currently, the workers are building the second piece of the steel skeleton, which will beRead More

School Appoints New Director of Admission

School Appoints New Director of Admission

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the first time in 12 years, Choate will welcome a new Director of Admission. Mr. Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez will succeed Mr. Ray Diffley III in July, after the school formally extended a job offer to Mr. Gonzalez on March 15. Along with assuming the role of the Director ofRead More

Wonders of Compound Words

March 27, 2016 at 12:16 am 0 comments

When I first saw the word “Wildboars” (and not, as is proper, “Wild Boars”) emblazoned on our 2015 Service Day shirts, my first thought was: if ‘wildboar’ was actually a word, what would it mean? Sure, it was a weird question. But the day ‘wildboar’ becomes legitimate isn’t as farRead More