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Nature-Inspired Photo Shoots Around Campus

May 22, 2017 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

If you’re eager for new visual art to admire, look no further than the walls of most campus buildings. Posted on the entryway to the dining hall and the cork boards within Hill House and Humanities are evidence of two photo shoots that have taken place around campus: Eleanor KimRead More

To be a Vegan

May 22, 2017 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

Imagine no burgers on burger day, no ice cream from the soft serve machine, and no pizza whatsoever. Being vegan means avoiding the consumption of any animal products whatsoever, including meat, cheese, and milk. Three Choate vegans described their journey into veganism, its benefits, and its challenges. Leila Cohen ’19Read More

Misstique: Choate’s Feminist Magazine

May 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Sit at any table in the dining hall, and you’ll noticed the newest publication on campus: a feminist magazine called Misstique. Misstique’s main goal is to raise awareness about the accomplishments of girls on campus in any field, from academics to the sports and the arts. The magazine supports theRead More

Bananas, White Boards, and Life Hacks: Instagrams of Choate

Bananas, White Boards, and Life Hacks: Instagrams of Choate

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

‘This school year, many Instagram accounts centered on entertaining the student body have surfaced. Most of these accounts post Choate-specific jokes and memes, while others post amusing pictures of students and interesting sights around campus. However, each Instagram account has been created anonymously by a member of the community, asRead More

Prize Day: An Evolving Tradition

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate’s school year wraps up each spring with an awards ceremony known as Prize Day, which celebrates the achievements of exemplary students in all four forms. This year, Prize Day will take place on Friday, April 26, two days before Commencement — which was not always the case. Prize DayRead More

Decoding the i.d. Lab

Decoding the i.d. Lab

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  The i.d. Lab is full of resources that are open to students and faculty alike. Many students are unaware of the endless possibilities that lie within the two floors that the lab encompasses, with tools and equipment, including wood cutters, 3D printers, sewing machines, circuit boards, book-making materials, andRead More

Assessing the Grading System

Assessing the Grading System

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, grades can have a great impact on students’ lives and wellbeing. Every class at Choate is required to give a letter grade measuring student achievement, but how do teachers — and students — view the grading system? English teacher Mr. David Loeb believes that grading can be productiveRead More

Raised on Campus, Faculty Children Reflect

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The average Choate student remains on campus for four years. For faculty children, the duration can be much longer — living in Wallingford for, say, eighteen years before leaving the Choate community. Because of their many years on campus, faculty children have an evolving perspective on Choate as a community,Read More

Students Push for Change at People’s Climate March

Students Push for Change at People’s Climate March

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Many enjoyed the hot, sunny day on Saturday, April 29, while the People’s Climate March surged in Washington D.C. Held on the hundredth day of President Donald Trump’s presidency, the protest voiced against the Trump administration’s many controversial environmental policies including the defunding of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AtRead More