Campus Issues

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Want to Be Moral? Go Vegan

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate and around the world, veganism has begun to enter the mainstream. In the past, refraining from consuming animal products has been a movement marred by stereotypes and misconceptions, espoused only by a small number of dedicated animal rights activists. Today, it has become a popular lifestyle choice endorsedRead More

The Pernicious Prep-School Patriarchy

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Perhaps the worst part of feminism is its prefix, “fem.” The inherently female nature of the word often scares us, and it insinuates a fundamental exclusion of male perspective. At Choate, there is an unspoken understanding that feminism is limited to females. In our warm bubble filled with Diversity DayRead More

Our Dining Hall, Divided

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

By the end of spring term, many Choate students — especially seniors — come to the regrettable realization that they have failed to establish relationships with individuals outside of their friend groups. After our first, maybe second year at Choate, we know who our friends are. Cliques are clearly definedRead More

JC Speeches Reveal a Culture of Complaint

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

If I had to summarize the theme of the Judicial Committee speeches in one word, it would be “administration.” If I could use two, I would add “horrible administration.” And if I were given a full sentence, I’d say, “The administration is hiding insidious problems within its justice system, andRead More

The Beauty of Math

The Beauty of Math

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 2 comments

The well-cultured of this world would never dare say anything like “I hate music” or “I hate art.” Sit a woman at a dinner table, and if she can hold a conversation on contemporary literature, taxes, and politics, then she must indeed be a responsible adult. For her to resentRead More

You Can Say the “C” Word

March 31, 2016 at 7:43 pm 0 comments

The further we get into the election season, the more space politics takes up in our thoughts and our discussions. This increased political discourse has recently spurred a lot of talk about the lack of conservative voices on campus. While that is definitely not something to take lightly, I thinkRead More

Become Your Own Hero

March 27, 2016 at 12:08 am 0 comments

“What would the hero of your life’s movie do right now?” asks Joe Rogan, a stand-up comedian and podcaster. “We define ourselves far too often by our past failures. That’s not you. You are this person right now. You’re the person who has learned from those failures. Build confidence andRead More

Choate Must Keep Integrating

March 27, 2016 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Growing up in Colorado as a nerdy violinist, I was used to being the only black girl—and often, the only black person in any given room. As a result, I learned how to walk through the world as the exception to the rule. I learned how to answer people’s awkwardRead More

Choate’s Façade for Visitors disingenuous

Choate’s Façade for Visitors disingenuous

March 27, 2016 at 12:07 am 0 comments

The food gets better, students are told to follow the dress code, teachers start smiling more, the hedges are groomed and the grass cut, and white linens are topped with coffee and donut holes. What do all of these occurrences have in common?  They all come about when parents, grandparents,Read More