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The Debate Council (left) and the Maiyeros (right) pose for a photo in the 1950 edition of The Brief, Choate’s yearbook.

On the Origin of Clubs and Student Activities

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every September, the dull, grey basketball court on the side of the SAC transforms into a garden blooming with vibrant posters during Club Fair, an annual reminder of the wide breadth and depth of Choate’s clubs. But was it always this way? I went to the Archives to find out.Read More

Money in Clubs: Where Did You Come From, Where Do You Go?

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most clubs sponsor events such as fundraisers, day trips, movie showings, and SAC dances. But where does all the money clubs use come from? And where does all the money students spend go? Because these events typically involve food, transportation, and equipment, clubs can submit funding proposals to the StudentRead More

Ally Week: Three Queer Students Share Their Story

Ally Week: Three Queer Students Share Their Story

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As told to Kristen Andonie ’17 and Jessica Shi ’17. Interviews condensed and edited. Danielle Young Danielle Young ’17 is a four-year senior from Redford, Mich. Middle school was consciousness — knowing that I was some form of “other” in terms of sexuality. People’s hormones were raging, and mine wereRead More

Wallingford and White Supremacy: A History

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 3 comments

Recent sightings of a white-robed mannequin in Wallingford have sparked a conversation on the town’s history of and relationship with white supremacy among students and town residents alike. Of all the New England states, Connecticut — despite its small size — has witnessed some of the most intensive and variedRead More

Choate’s Got Ink

Choate’s Got Ink

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As Johnny Depp once said, “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.” The inherently permanent nature of tattoos makes this form of artistic self-expression especially powerful. And although they are in the minority, several Choate students and faculty also have tattoos. A few of them sharedRead More

Illustration by McKynzie Romer

The Dress Code Gets Made Over

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Each new school year inevitably brings changes. This time, the Choate community was met with progress on the construction of the new St. John Hall, a host of new students and faculty, and — to the cheers of some and the disappointment of others — a new dress code. InRead More

Two Strangers, Ten Minutes, One question

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Varshini Kumar ’17, a four-year senior from League City, TX, and Edward Rakphongphairoj ’17, a three-year senior from Bangkok, Thailand, had never spoken before when they sat down together in a Lanphier Center study room a few weeks ago. They were given one issue to discuss. Here is an abridgedRead More

Dylan Muldoon ’17 spent the summer in Bermuda for his research, titled, ‘Populations and Polymorphisms: A New Look at the Bermuda Skink’.

SRP: From Zebrafish to Nanoparticles

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For students who dream about vaporizing metal into nanoparticles or finding ways to cure cancer, Choate offers the Science Research Program (SRP). A selective Signature Program, SRP aims to arm students with the skills needed to perform professional experiments. Students apply to one or both sections, quantitative or biology, dependingRead More

Students marched against fracking and for a healthier future.

Piping Up Against Pipelines

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go!” So chanted the one hundred protestors — among them, 12 Choate students — who participated in the “People Over Pipeline Walk” last Saturday, September 24. With the Connecticut Expansion Pipeline Project scheduled to begin construction in the coming months, severalRead More