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In Many, Proper Etiquette Lies Latent

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Here at Choate Rosemary Hall many students act as though they are the only contributing factor to a school that is managed day in and day out by devoted faculty and staff. We litter the floors of St. John Hall, we often hold side conversations every chance we get duringRead More

Recognizing Tragic Occurrences on Community Service Day

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, the students and faculty members of Choate participated in a day of community service in order to help those who are in need of aid. Even though the events that took place altered the normal class schedule, the day itself meant a lot to the Choate community. TheRead More

A still from Angelina Jolie’s movie about the Cambodian genocide, First They Killed My Father.

How Angelina Jolie Successfully Sheds Light On A Cambodian Atrocity

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Angelina Jolie’s most recent film project, First They Killed My Father, released September 15, is the latest representation of a major twentieth century genocide this time, set in Cambodia during the 1970s. Like others films of that genre, it is a biographical depiction of a true story: the traumaRead More

Pro-independence demonstrators march in a rally organized by the Catalan Civil Society.

Catalonia Should Seek A More Sensible Independence Movement

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On October 1, the Spain-autonomous region of Catalonia held a controversial and technically illegal vote for its independence from Spain. Passionately supported in the region and equally opposed by the rest of Spain, the referendum turned violent as Spanish authorities rushed to destroy ballots, disrupt the voting process, and intimidateRead More

Following Choate’s first Wellness Period, some students felt well-rested, while others still felt stressed.

Wellness Period: A Refreshing Break in a Hectic Schedule

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

We can all agree that Choate gets stressful at times, if not all the time.  Most of us put on our happy faces and go along with our normal routines without ever having any sort of break. On October 10th from 12:50 to 2:00 p.m., Choate students and faculty finallyRead More

Club Discussions Need to be Followed by Action

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, there’s a club for everyone: From groups that gather to write for a satirical magazine, to groups that meet to debate, to groups that simply meet to tell stories, there’s a place for everyone to get involved. By themselves, each of these clubs stand for and serve nobleRead More

To Protect Women’s Rights, Health Insurance Must Fund Birth Control

October 19, 2017 at 9:46 pm 0 comments

On October 6, the Trump administration rolled back the Obamacare-era requirement for employers to include birth control in their healthcare plans. This decision makes it easy to deny female employees a basic health-related need based on opposition to religious or moral beliefs. While the White House is arguing that it’sRead More

China’s Communist Collapse: Why Capitalism Is There To Stay

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Socialism is a dying concept in China; gone are the days of Mao’s green jacket and the People’s Communes. Walk down Nanjing Road in Shanghai today, and you will see the Chinese people spending more money than their grandparents dreamed of. General Motors, Rolex, Gucci, and thousands of other WesternRead More

When these alarms sound, the entire Choate community needs to know how to respond.

100% Participation Necessary in Emergency Drills

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the Choate community has partaken in various emergency drills that are intended to prepare the students and faculty for potential dangers and threats on campus. There has been one lockdown drill, in which a person or animal may pose a threat, and one emergency assembly, which occurs in theRead More