Campus Issues

Worn to the Nub: The Challenges of Mental Illness

Worn to the Nub: The Challenges of Mental Illness

March 26, 2016 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

I am too anxious to eat in class. I’ve held on to a piece of trash for a whole meeting because I was too nervous to get up and throw it out. When I walk through the Dining Hall, my bones feel weak, my heart pounds in my chest, and butterfliesRead More

New Visitation Policy Marginalizes

March 26, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Choate is generally an accepting community, especially towards queer students. I have never felt discriminated against by a student, although I have been asked some ignorant, albeit innocent, questions. The only time I have ever felt targeted for my sexuality was by faculty members regarding the new visitation policy. Often,Read More

Why We Need Political Correctness

March 26, 2016 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

At the recent special program on Tuesday, September 15, Rosalind Wiseman responded to a question about political correctness (PC) by saying we need to focus on the issues themselves, not the PC culture that determines how we talk about them. For the most part, I agree, but I am going toRead More

When a Billionaire Muddies Politics

March 26, 2016 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

Rand Paul is ugly. Columba Bush is a “lovely woman” with a Macbethian control over her husband’s views on immigration. Megyn Kelly has blood coming from her “wherever.” I am not going to waste time talking about my plans to move to Canada if Donald Trump were elected president (theRead More

Student Council President and Vice President 2016-2017

Student Council President and Vice President 2016-2017

February 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm 1 comment

This spring, newly-elected Student Council President Cecilia Zhou ’17 and Vice President Namsai Sethpornpong ’17, will assume their positions and lead the school into the 2016-2017 academic year. In the all-school meeting on Wednesday, February 10, ten rising seniors stood on the main stage of the Paul Mellon Arts CenterRead More