Campus Issues

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

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

13 Reasons Why Not

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Welcome to your tape. This cryptic line has circulated among teenagers and decorated the top of countless memes since 13 Reasons Why debuted. Although the news and attention surrounding the Netflix original show seems to have recently spiked, the web television series launched with much anticipation. Not only is theRead More

Choate students and faculty stand in front of Fudan High School.

“Americanized” Doesn’t Mean American

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Over spring break, I traveled with five other Choate students to Shanghai, China for the annual High School Affiliated to Fudan University Exchange Program. In the city, I immersed myself in the Chinese culture by spending multiple days at the high school affiliated to Choate. Spending time at a schoolRead More

Seoul to the States: My Political Journey

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I am not a particularly political person. I have never been to a Young Republicans meeting, a Young Democrats meeting, or even a Young Centrists meeting. Growing up, I did not discuss politics at the dinner table the way I do every day at Choate. I have hazy memories of TVRead More

A group of actresses prepare for their The Love of Three Oranges rehearsal.

Collaboration is Necessary in Theater

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Art is made with a purpose. Each and every piece is crafted to perfection and presented with an intent. Of course, not everyone would describe one piece of art as perfect. This is the purpose for art: It is interpretational and pertinent to our world. Ever since the time ofRead More

Students often face the predicament of taking courses they are not neccessarily interested in.

Bountiful Courses, Limited Chances

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Imagine taking Spanish 100, Chinese 100, and French 100 in three consecutive years. That would likely not prove very productive.. A student would be unlikely to learn enough material to sustain a meaningful conversation and, odd are, he or she would soon forget whatever small elements of each language wereRead More