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No Reward on Prize Day

No Reward on Prize Day

May 19, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

First, to all those students who will win a prize this year: Congratulations! We applaud your hard work and accomplishments this school year, whether they be academic, athletic, or artistic. Your excellence is undoubtedly commendable, and your contributions to the community should not go unrecognized. That being said, we, theRead More

The Indonesian Election Reveals a Lack of Moderation

The Indonesian Election Reveals a Lack of Moderation

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As in the United States or France, the recent election in Indonesia says a lot about the country’s current political direction. At one point, Indonesia may have been the model for how faith can co-exist with democracy — shining light of religious tolerance and ethnic inclusion of the Muslim worldRead More

GOP Healthcare Bill 2.0: Even More Disastrous the Second Time Around

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Two weeks ago, on May 4, the Republican Party finally managed to get the American Health Care Act (AHCA), popularly known as Trumpcare, passed through the House of Representatives. After a failed attempt in March to overturn and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), because of  bipartisan opposition, passing thisRead More

Our Vexation with Visitation

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

We recognize several problems with the Choate visitation policy. The first is its heteronormative nature. Last year, Choate renamed its “co-ed” policy “visitation.” The new wording, on page 33 of the Student Handbook, reads, “Visitation rules apply equally to heterosexual students and to those who identify as gay, lesbian orRead More

COSA: Criticism of Slight Action

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most of us have heard about the Committee on Student Activities, or COSA. That being said, very few people outside of club leadership and the organization itself know how it functions. After consulting the handbook, I feel that the role of COSA has primarily been defined by those in theRead More

Macron Claims Victory, Now Must Effect Change

Macron Claims Victory, Now Must Effect Change

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the widely observed and anticipated French election held on May 7,  Emmanuel Macron of the centrist-progressive En Marche party beat his opponent Marine Le Pen of the conservative nationalist National Front party. Since winning the election, Macron and his party have received international recognition and acclaim. While Macron didRead More

The Power of the Past and the Present

The Power of the Past and the Present

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Alumni Weekend means different things to different Choate students. To some, it means that they get to see Kyle at the omelet bar again, or that they get pastries for free. To others, it could be a networking opportunity or a chance to reunite with their friends or siblings whoRead More

“Will” To “May”: A Simple Edit for the Drug Policy

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In its Statement of Expectations, Choate demands that the members of its community “cultivate compassion and seek to serve others, both within and beyond Choate.” Unfortunately, Choate’s policy on drug abuse, which decrees that the “purchase, manufacture, possession, distribution, or use of  illegal drugs (such as marijuana, cocaine, and steroids)Read More

Why Americans Are Marching to Save the Planet

Why Americans Are Marching to Save the Planet

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

While scientists have proven that the global temperature of the earth is changing, there still remains skepticism as to whether production of fossil fuels is escalating the global warming process. Scientists have discovered evidence suggesting that humans are increasing the effects of global warming, and they haves also taken actionRead More