Choate Debater Competes at Worlds

May 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

After five days of competing in the 28th annual World Individual and Public Speaking Championship (WIDPSC), Joseph Squillaro ’16 won third place in the preliminary round and ninth place in the final round of the Impromptu Speaking category. He competed with 125 other high school students from over 15 differentRead More

Vermont Politician Matt Dunne ’88 Speaks on the Impact of Internet

May 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

Politician Mr. Matt Dunne ’88 served as the annual Adlai E. Stevenson II Lecturer with his speech entitled “Democracy in the Internet Age” on Tuesday, April 26. The Adlai E Stevenson II ’18 Fellowship annually honors its namesake by bringing a strong political or humanitarian figure to campus for aRead More

Stafford ’16 and Landau ’17 Craft Nuclear Disarmament Proposal for International Conference

April 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

Standing before a crowd of students, professors, and politicians, Arielle Landau ’17 and Dylan Stafford ’16 delivered their successful presentation, “Nuclear Disarmament: Unseen and Unseen Threats,” at the 2016 Critical Issues Forum (CIF) in Monterey, California. The annual conference, managed by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, tookRead More

New Senior Spring Schedule Draws Mixed Reactions

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As this year’s seniors navigate the end of their Choate careers, some of them may have found themselves grappling with this question: How will the different end-of-year schedule make their senior spring different? The major difference in the new schedule is the date of the graduation ceremony. Instead of beingRead More

The integration of the health center into the community has raised concern regarding counselor-student confidentiality.

Students Seek Diversity in Health Center, Question Confidentiality

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the past two weeks, I have explored support systems and competition at Choate. This week, I will examine the Pratt Health Center in depth, looking at the diversity in staffing and the student-counselor confidentiality.  A major recurring theme when interviewing members of the community on mental health is theRead More

Contemplating the Curriculum

Contemplating the Curriculum

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the school has added several new courses to the curriculum, many of them interdisciplinary in nature. For example, some of the courses added recently are AP Journalism, Topics in Engineering, and Cognitive Neuroscience. Other new courses will be added next year as well: a history class called Colonial LatinRead More

Every spring, new and old faculty vie for housing in a system determined largely by years of employment and family size.

The Faculty Housing Process Uncovered

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

“Housing season is the most exciting time of the year,” enthused biology teacher Mr. Deron Chang. However, he was referring to the process that faculty members, not boarding students, undergo. Starting at the beginning of spring term, faculty members engage in a complicated process to select their housing for theRead More

School Appoints New Director of Admission

School Appoints New Director of Admission

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the first time in 12 years, Choate will welcome a new Director of Admission. Mr. Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez will succeed Mr. Ray Diffley III in July, after the school formally extended a job offer to Mr. Gonzalez on March 15. Along with assuming the role of the Director ofRead More

Choate’s Old Laptops and iPads Donated to Town

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Try to imagine 75 iPads and 40-50 computers. In their efforts to donate old electronics to local Wallingford organizations, the Information Technology Services (ITS) office gathered more than 100 iPads and laptops from the Choate community that were not being used to give away this spring. Various organizations such asRead More