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The Sixth Course Conundrum

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

aking six courses has grown in popularity at Choate. The simple process of adding a sixth course to a student’s class has given all students an opportunity to add an extra course to their typical load. This change in attitude encourages taking a sixth class and has created an impressionRead More

Art is a Catalyst of Activism

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I play Lloyd in this year’s winter production at Choate, Blue Stockings. Lloyd could not be more different from me: he is a white undergraduate studying at Trinity College, a constituent college of Cambridge University in England, and he is overwhelmingly misogynistic. The title of the play refers to theRead More

The Director of Spiritual Life, chaplains, and faculty advisers in Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, and Roman Catholic traditions guide students in a variety of religious expressions.

Finding Connection Through Religion

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

What are your religious or spiritual beliefs? Why do you adhere to them? What’s your story? Growing up in a religiously devoted Christian family, church, home, and social life were almost inextricably intertwined. Living with a single mom, I consider my church community as part of my actual family, leaningRead More

Dustin Hoffman in the 1984 Broadway production of Death of a Saleman, the play during which he has been accused of sexual assault.

By Confronting Dustin Hoffman, John Oliver Demonstrates True Allyship

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Throughout the public sector, particularly in politics, men claim to be “advocates for women.” For some, such as those who participate in writing laws that protect reproductive rights and that works towards eliminating the gender pay? gap., this statement is legitimate and believable, However, many politicians and public figuresRead More

The Bears Ears Monuments in Utah is one of the sites affected by President Trump’s actions.

By Scaling Down Their Monuments, Trump Attacks Native Americans

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  On December 4, President Donald Trump P’00 shrank two national monuments located in Utah. These two monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, were cut 85 percent  and 50 percent, respectively. This is the largest reduction made by any president, the total area of land stripped of protection being largerRead More

The Inconvenience of Junior Work Duty

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

During their time at Choate, all students are required to do at least one term of aide. Most third formers at Choate take part in dining hall duty for one period each week. During these times, students are asked to help out the dining hall staff by cleaning tables andRead More

California Stands Up For Its Non-Binary Residents

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

California has long housed some of the strongest LGBT+ communities in the world: San Francisco is known as the gay capital of the world; Los Angeles had the first openly gay mayor in America; and the first legally married gay couple were wed in California. The list goes on, andRead More

Members of the Choate community need to make a more conscious effort to degender language in everyday conversation.

The Battle of Degendering Colloquial Speech

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Alright, guys, I’ll see you later.” A while back, I ended a conversation using this phrase with a few friends, all of whom were female. Admittedly, when I said it, it sounded ordinary to me. It was only upon guilty retrospect did I realize how awkward it sounded to addressRead More

Two children visit a memorial for the victims of the Sutherland Spring shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

To Manage Gun Violence, Advocates Must Become Moderates

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On November 5, gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, clad in all black tactical gear and armed with a semi-automatic tactical rifle, entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and began firing on churchgoers, killing 25 people and an unborn child and wounding 20 others. The shooting was the fifthRead More