Campus Issues

The Inconvenience of Special Schedules

February 16, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Starting this past school year, Choate Rosemary Hall has made several changes to the daily schedule. Along with the establishment of longer blocks, the Choate administration has also added weeks with special schedules. Whenever a school week is cut short because of long weekends, service days, vacations, and other days,Read More

Enhance the Student Council Election Process

Enhance the Student Council Election Process

February 16, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I view the student council as the liaison between the student body and the administration — it enacts social reform aligning with the general interests and concerns of students. In general, the Choate council has proved effective in addressing the needs of our student body, having in recent years benefittedRead More

How to Navigate Junior Spring: One Senior’s Pro Tips and Advice

How to Navigate Junior Spring: One Senior’s Pro Tips and Advice

February 16, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Before a Cinderella-like dash to my dorm as the clock strikes midnight — although it’s a white Community Safety sedan rather than a horse-drawn carriage ferrying the heavy-eyed passenger — I lock the doors to the Newsroom: a forgotten room on the second floor of the Library, where it’s notRead More

My Experiences with Yuxi: A Friend from Across the Globe

February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last year, I traveled to Shanghai, China, for the Fudan Exchange Program, and there I was welcomed with open arms by the most amazing host family. My host sister, Yang Yuxi, and I were two peas in a pod. When I found out she would be coming to Choate viaRead More

Outgoing Student Council President Mpilo Norris ’18 address the Choate community.

A Message for the Future Student Council President and Vice-President

February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This past Tuesday, as I grabbed a seat in the last row of the balcony, I could not fathom why I had to attend this School Meeting. Why should I, a sixth-former some months from graduation, have to listen to repetitive rhetoric leaving the mouths of students whose leadership wouldRead More

Make the Internet a Reward, Not a Lifestyle

Make the Internet a Reward, Not a Lifestyle

February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The internet, of course, has drastically changed the way we interact with one another, as well as negatively affected the way we see ourselves. Too often, it’s “Did you see what she posted?” or “Did you hear what he DM’ed her?,” and as a result, we often lack a levelRead More

Put The “Student” in Student Council

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Daily Grind, a student-led group at Choate, raises funds by selling food and drinks to students during Tuesday conference periods, social events, and other special occasions. A subcommittee of the Student Council, led this year by Julian Yau ’18, the Daily Grind donates all earnings to a charity ofRead More

Wanted: Speaker with Non-Liberal Viewpoints

Wanted: Speaker with Non-Liberal Viewpoints

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate Rosemary Hall brings in many speakers to teach, inspire, and influence its students. Even though speakers play an important role at Choate in the eyes of many students and teachers, the speakers invited to campus almost always present ideas and opinions that align with those of the administration. ChoateRead More

The Ineffectiveness of Adviser Conversations on Hookup Culture

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

First and foremost, it is important that our administration recognize and understand certain aspects of student life. If there are issues that the School can amend, it is imperative to be cognizant of them. In order to accomplish this, the School often organizes adviser meetings to spur discussions and collectRead More