Arts and Leisure

Fringe Festival Returns to Gelb

February 16, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On February 9 and 10, Choate’s annual Fringe Festival was performed in the Gelb Theater. The Fringe Festival is mostly a collection of short plays, but it also includes comedy acts and music. It is almost an entirely student written, directed, and performed show. This year it was, once again,Read More

Students in the Class of 2017 convened at the St. John Hall to take photos before heading to Last Hurrah.


February 16, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, I was both sad and surprised when I heard that a majority of my friends were unsure whether or not they would attend First Hurrah. I couldn’t imagine why people would skip this event. As someone who enjoys getting dressed with my friends for any high-school tradition orRead More

Kate Newhouse ’18 amazes audience in the fall play, The Illusion.

Senior Priority in Casting? Choate Says No

February 16, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Age and seniority play a big part on Choate’s campus. As a result, underclassmen are often excluded from holding certain positions of greater responsibility, such as School President, prefect, and Assessment Team member. Many people seem to think that these same practices of seniority also apply to the casting ofRead More

The Allure of Oakdale Theatre

February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In November 2017, Mr. Anderson Cooper and Mr. Andy Cohen performed live here in Wallingford. Mr. Cooper, the renowned journalist and CNN anchor, and Mr. Cohen, the famous late night talk show host, had the chance to sit down and talk with each other about some of their past experiences.Read More

Choate students (pictured: Jade Watson ’19, Leila Cohen ’19, and Sarah Bonnem ’19) took photos while attending Women’s Marches in New York City and Hartford in support of women’s equality.

Art with Meaning: Women’s March Posters

February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On January 20, Choate sent a bus full of students to participate in the Women’s March in Hartford, Connecticut. They joined thousands of other activists who spoke about issues ranging from reproductive rights to racial equality to issues in the LGBTQ+ community. Art was used throughout this event, through posters,Read More

Bring It On became a musical after the movie became famous.

Bring It On: Spring 2018

February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This coming spring, Choate will stage Bring It On, the hit Broadway musical based on the eponymous cult classic movie. Bring It On features the music and lyrics of Tom Kitt, Amanda Green, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Lin-Manuel Miranda is most famously known for his work on the Tony-award winning musicalRead More

Katherine Burgstahler '18 sports trendy bangs.

A La Mode

February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

After noticing a sudden influx of bangs and blondes this week, my mind began drifting to a world of thoughts regarding hair that I never knew existed. “New hair new, new me,” “I feel like a new and improved version of myself,” and “GUYS! It’s me 2.0,” are all remarksRead More

Phillips (not pictured) has been taking photos since she was a child, using her father’s camera as her tool.

Kathryn Phillips: Choate’s Resident Photographer

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

When she was younger, Kathryn Phillips ’20 would furtively take photos using her father’s camera. Phillips attributes the start of her photography work to a childhood trip to New York. “It started when I was 12 or 13. I was in New York for the first time, and my dadRead More

Step Squad leaders Zara Harding, Donessa Colley, Shamari Harrington, and Tiffany Lin lead a dance in their classic ensemble.

Step Squad Hosts Master Class

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every time this group performs, the Choate community is immediately stunned by their talent and precision. Everyone stops and stares at the Timberland boots and fierce facial expressions. This past year, the group has already impressed the Choate community with multiple performances, most notably during Pep Rally and the WinterRead More