Campus Issues

Day Students Have the Best of Both Worlds

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Deep in the basement of Hill House is the third form lounge, also known as the day student lounge. At the end of the school day, its occupants are members of a tightly knit community, all chewing bubble gum. When afternoon commitments are over, this 25% of the student populationRead More

Comm Lunch: It doesn’t have to ruin your friday

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most Choate students have a common reaction to Community Lunch: “Ugh, it’s basically forcing you to make friends,” or “Ugh, you have to sit with and talk to people you’ve never heard of before! I’d rather sit with my friends!” It’s widely known that Community Lunch is something Choate studentsRead More

Stress Relief Found in Meditation

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Buddhist meditation, an often overlooked event on campus, deserves more appreciation from the community. Mr. James Davidson, the Director of Spiritual Life, leads meditation on Wednesday nights from 8:45 to 9:15. Typically, only a few participants attend. But meditation is an enjoyable and relaxing experience that would benefit more stressed-outRead More

Illustration by Katharine Li '17

Yes, Your Hawaiian-Themed Event is Appropriative

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the winter of my eighth grade year, a determination to twist my hair consumed me. I inhaled all the information I could find about the history of dreadlocks. I listened to the stories of famous activists with locks. I spent hours before the mirror in deep contemplation. I meditatedRead More

Choate’s Response to the KKK Mannequin Inadequate

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

How the School’s hesitance to discuss the discovery left students feeling unsafe On Saturday, September 24, residents notified the police of a mannequin dressed in Ku Klux Klan regalia near Route 5, only about a mile away from Choate’s campus. The mannequin has since been removed, and investigations to discoverRead More

Plays Open Dialogue on Sexual Assault

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As I’ve spent my time at Choate, I, like so many, have danced the silent dance of perpetuating sexual assault. I begin the dance by jamming thick, heavy earplugs into my ears. This layer of padding silences the deafening noise of sexual assault that pervade my surroundings. “I’m a feminist,”Read More

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The Tale of Two Ensembles

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Unpacking Choate’s embrace of a capella and its indifference to choir “I got into Lilith!” “Kaps sent me an email! I’m in!” Only God knows how many times I have heard these exclamations on my way to class, the students in question eager to spread the good news to their friends.Read More

Choate Has a Liberal Revolution and Not Everyone is on Board

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Choate’s version of the First Church of Progressivism and its very secular and sexual sacraments. Over the past year, Americans have been witness to a vast amount of social change, from the legalization of gay marriage to the opposition of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” toRead More

Illustration by Katharine Li

Esul Burton ’16: Looking Forward to Uncertainty

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I stepped onto campus in late August of last year and, immediately, I knew how much I was going to miss this place — this brick-building, green-grass campus in sleepy, small-town Connecticut that I’ve come to call home. Like everyone else in my form, I couldn’t believe that in less thanRead More