Campus Issues

Following Choate’s first Wellness Period, some students felt well-rested, while others still felt stressed.

Wellness Period: A Refreshing Break in a Hectic Schedule

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

We can all agree that Choate gets stressful at times, if not all the time.  Most of us put on our happy faces and go along with our normal routines without ever having any sort of break. On October 10th from 12:50 to 2:00 p.m., Choate students and faculty finallyRead More

Club Discussions Need to be Followed by Action

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, there’s a club for everyone: From groups that gather to write for a satirical magazine, to groups that meet to debate, to groups that simply meet to tell stories, there’s a place for everyone to get involved. By themselves, each of these clubs stand for and serve nobleRead More

When these alarms sound, the entire Choate community needs to know how to respond.

100% Participation Necessary in Emergency Drills

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the Choate community has partaken in various emergency drills that are intended to prepare the students and faculty for potential dangers and threats on campus. There has been one lockdown drill, in which a person or animal may pose a threat, and one emergency assembly, which occurs in theRead More

Jewish High Holidays: A Time to Reflect and Improve

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

From nightfall on Wednesday September 20  to nightfall on Friday September 22, Jews around the world brought in the new year of 5778. Rosh Hashanah, or Head of the Year, is regarded as one of the most holy holidays in the Jewish tradition, but its meaning transcends a simple celebrationRead More

At Choate and elsewhere, suicidal talk pops up in everyday conversation over topics like classes and grades.

The Danger of Suicidal Language in Casual Conversation

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although most of us welcome a good joke in casual conversation, certain humor crosses the line from being funny to being threatening. Though Choate advises its students to avoid using derogatory language, it is really up to the students to recognize the effects that their jokes have on the mentalRead More

Want Real Talk? Stay off Snapchat.

Want Real Talk? Stay off Snapchat.

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It is routine for me to wake up, scroll quickly through my phone to check what I’ve missed in the time I was sleeping, and see a list of Snapchats from my friends, waiting impatiently to be opened. These selfies from my friends, usually morphed into grotesque proportions or tarnishedRead More

The American flag waves in the wind, honoring those who died on September 11, 2001.

Dear Administration, We Need to Acknowledge 9/11

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On September 11, 2017, millions of people around the world honored those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City in 2001. Roughly 3,000 innocent citizens and first responders were killed, impacting thousands of families. Since that fateful day, schools, businesses, and organizationsRead More

Let’s Make Better Use of the Assessment Team

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Picture this: a student has been withdrawing from their friends. They spend most of their time in their room and have lost a significant amount of weight. Instead of being their light-hearted self, they have been sulking around school, even missing their classes. Last week, a sizable bruise appeared onRead More

More Time in the Classroom, Less Time Out

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The past week-and-a-half has undoubtedly been hectic for new and returning students alike. The transition to the new schedule has not gone as smoothly as many had hoped. The interminable stretch of individual classes combined with the race to the dining hall has made the initial phase of the newRead More