Campus Issues

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

The Wachtell brothers sit on the Hill House steps.

Far from Home, Closer than Ever

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The single most defining feature of my childhood? Sharing a bedroom with my younger brother. The bond between Tommy ’19 and me grew stronger with each midnight discussion that bounced between our twin-size beds and matching duvets. In that time, he taught me countless lessons: I learned how to cultivateRead More

The Inconvenience of Spring Visits

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Once Choate applicants receive their acceptance letters, they are enthusiastically invited to revisit campus, so they may better make a final decision on whether or not they will come to our school. During each annual round of Spring Visit days, the Choate community puts a tremendous effort into welcoming acceptedRead More

SAGE Critics Leave A Bad Taste

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Admit it: all of us in the Choate community have, at one point or another, complained about SAGE food. It is not a sin, and complaining certainly falls under the vast realm of human tendencies; however, the extent to which the hardworking men and women of SAGE are criticized isRead More

Anime enthusiast Sebastian Chang ’18 was denied the opportunity to pursue a Directed Study in his passion.

Directed Studies Applications Need More Sensible Requirements

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, we pride ourselves in fostering creativity and educational curiosity by providing students the tools to explore their specific interests and to learn experientially. We offer first-rate signature programs that welcome new artists, environmentalists, and mathematicians every year. We house an i.d.Lab bursting with high-tech resources for students toRead More

Cooling Global Warming’s Heated Rhetoric

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Climate change exists, whether one agrees with the label or not. Greenhouse gas emissions trap heat in the atmosphere and the warming of said atmosphere has caused the icebergs to melt, the earth’s temperature to rise, and weather patterns to change unpredictably.  Environmental issues should not be considered political. DespiteRead More