Arts and Leisure

“Unveiled” Draws on Pressing Social Issues

“Unveiled” Draws on Pressing Social Issues

March 27, 2016 at 12:21 am 0 comments

On Friday evening, Rohina Malik, a Muslim actress and activist, presented her thought-provoking one-woman show entitled Unveiled to the Choate community. Held in Gelb Theater, Ms. Malik engaged the full house with her 60-minute show about racism, hate crimes, love, Islam, culture, and language. Unveiled tells the harrowing stories ofRead More

Truck Art Sweeps India

Truck Art Sweeps India

March 27, 2016 at 12:20 am 0 comments

Travel on any busy highway in the US, and you will spot intimidating trucks roaring passed the tiny cars alongside them. However, in other areas of the world, trucks are not seen as speeding nuisances. In India, for example, they are travelling works of art. Truck drivers in India haveRead More

Graffiti Spans Decades

March 27, 2016 at 12:19 am 0 comments

In recent years, graffiti has transformed from an underground and illegal form of self-expression to a globally celebrated art form. Martha Cooper, now 72 years old, has watched and documented this change through the lens of her camera since the late 1970s. Cooper fell into the world of graffiti whenRead More

HLF’s Merengue Marks Hispanic Heritage Month

March 27, 2016 at 12:19 am 0 comments

At last week’s all school meeting, Fraynette Familia  ’16, Mirialie Dejesus ’18, Spencer Jimenez ’18, and Simon Jimenez ’18, members of Hispanic-Latino Forum (HLF), danced the merengue for the entire Choate community and received a standing ovation for their performance. The students wanted to educate the school about their cultureRead More

Twirling Through Choate

Twirling Through Choate

March 27, 2016 at 12:18 am 0 comments

You’ve probably seen Kellisha James ’16 dance during your time at Choate. This is because James, a four-year senior from Brooklyn, New York, is front and center for every performances of Dance Company, Dance Ensemble, Hip Hop club, and Step Squad. James started dancing when she was only five yearsRead More

Chiocchio ’16 Captures the Moment

Chiocchio ’16 Captures the Moment

March 26, 2016 at 11:49 pm 0 comments

Have you met Caitlin  Chiocchio ’16? If not, you may have met her work, which is often displayed in the PMAC gallery. Chiocchio, a three-year senior from Branford, Conn., is an exceptional Arts Concentration visual artist. Ever since she was young, Chiocchio has been interested in art. “My mom isRead More

Y.A. Lit Offers Surprising Depth

March 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm 0 comments

The Young Adult (YA) category of books is heavily stigmatized. Despite its broad diversity of titles, it is known primarily for its blockbusters, including Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, and Twilight. Although these are enjoyable, they are far from emblematic of the category as a whole. In fact, asRead More

The Lasting Power of Every Three Seconds

March 26, 2016 at 11:46 pm 0 comments

One of the main purposes of Choate’s Service Day is to inspire the community to make an impact, and this year’s featured film Every Three Seconds, a documentary about world hunger and poverty, helped do just that. During Service Day on October 2, the screenings of this film left studentsRead More

School’s New Oboist Isn’t a Choatie

March 26, 2016 at 11:45 pm 0 comments

You may have wondered why you never see Choate’s Symphony Orchestra’s new oboe player in the Lanphier Café or crossing the street between classes. Well, that’s because oboist Johanna Alstott doesn’t go to Choate! For the past few years, there were students at Choate who were advanced-level oboists, such asRead More