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An Instant Taste of Home

An Instant Taste of Home

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I’m an international student. When I meet people on campus, one of the first questions they ask me is, “Where are you from?” This question is more troubling to me than a chemistry exam. I was born in New Jersey. I lived there for three years, before I moved toRead More

Social Media? No Thanks

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

What would life be like if we did not worry about how many likes our last Instagram photo received, or if we didn’t spend lazy Sunday afternoons perusing our friends’ Facebook walls? In a world of ever-increasing technology use, we often have trouble sympathizing with people who avoid social media.Read More

Q&A Around Campus: Ms. Judy Donald ’66

Q&A Around Campus: Ms. Judy Donald ’66

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

When we think of “Choate Archives,” we likely envision some dark attic from which critical pieces of historical information appear magically at command. Many of us may not realize the great time and energy required to collect and maintain the artifacts that comprise Choate Rosemary Hall’s history. In fact, theRead More

Freedom, Foner, and The Fourteenth Amendment

Freedom, Foner, and The Fourteenth Amendment

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

History students trudging through reading assignments or struggling to memorize a hodgepodge of dates and facts may often forget one particular beauty of the subject: its inseparable ties to reality. Two Choate students — Zemia Edmondson ’16 and Dylan Stafford ’16 — recently reminded themselves of this point by attendingRead More

Where Choate’s Wild Things Are

Where Choate’s Wild Things Are

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

All sorts of wildlife can be found on campus if you know where to look. Left to right: a pair of raccoons, and a barn swallow family, deer twins, and an Eastern painted turtle. Walking around campus, nature is everywhere: willow trees tower over the Lanphier Center, turtles tan onRead More

Hooray for Haiku Day

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Sunday, April 17 is International Haiku Day. Yes, the name implies it all: Enthusiasts from around the world gather to write, read, or otherwise share haiku. This year, we’ve brought the celebration to Choate by asking students and faculty to contribute haiku about anything and everything. Here’s the first (andRead More

La Belle Vie in Paris

La Belle Vie in Paris

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

No more study hours or lights out, no more stealing snacks from rooms next door, no more advisers telling me to do work, no more waving to friends on the walkways in between classes. Instead, it’s 6:00 p.m., and I’m in a crowded metro that has been stuck underground forRead More

Incuding the Excluded

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Choate embraces diversity, yet important minority groups remain largely unnoticed. While students and faculty make an effort to discuss identity during events like Diversity Day, those conversations seldom continue into everyday scenarios. For women of color at Choate, this phenomenon is particularly hard to ignore. Ms. Judi Williams has beenRead More

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Choate Cribs: Griffin Birney ’18

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

If you ever happen to be on the third floor of Hill House, one particular room — that of Griffin Birney ’18 — may be of interest. Birney’s passion for music and revolutionary floor plan makes his room unlike any other. The highlight of Birney’s room is his sound system,Read More