Campus Issues

Lauren Canna ’18 works at the Larry Hart Pool during a free swim.

Would Student Jobs Diminish Socioeconomic Gaps on Campus?

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One of my favorite aspects of Choate is the diversity of the population. I am always amazed by the different kinds of people I converse with in my classes, my extracurriculars, and my dinner conversations. Choate prides itself on its diverse community, as it 100% should, but is Choate doingRead More

Less Time Critiquing, More Time Discussing

Less Time Critiquing, More Time Discussing

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As a first-year student, I reserved making any judgments about Diversity Day before the day itself. I must admit, however, that it was hard to remain impartial, especially since some of my friends have long criticized it. So maybe, as many students say, Diversity Day accomplishes little. But here’s myRead More

Greater Awareness, Enthusiasm Required for a Greener Campus

Greater Awareness, Enthusiasm Required for a Greener Campus

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Environmental sustainability — to many, this phrase evokes thoughts of the three R’s of sustainability: reduce, reuse, and recycle. To the Choate student, however, the general understanding of the subject exceeds these three words. It’s no secret that our school cares about the environment, often focusing on teaching students moreRead More

Anti-Drug Speaker Criticizes Zero Tolerance — And He’s Right.

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

During a recent school meeting, psychologist and motivational speaker Dr. Matt Bellace addressed our community, encouraging students to find “natural highs” that take the edge off of life in a healthier and more sustainable way than drugs ever could. He relayed his personal history, including a poignant account of hisRead More

The Sixth Course Conundrum

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

aking six courses has grown in popularity at Choate. The simple process of adding a sixth course to a student’s class has given all students an opportunity to add an extra course to their typical load. This change in attitude encourages taking a sixth class and has created an impressionRead More

Art is a Catalyst of Activism

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I play Lloyd in this year’s winter production at Choate, Blue Stockings. Lloyd could not be more different from me: he is a white undergraduate studying at Trinity College, a constituent college of Cambridge University in England, and he is overwhelmingly misogynistic. The title of the play refers to theRead More

The Director of Spiritual Life, chaplains, and faculty advisers in Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, and Roman Catholic traditions guide students in a variety of religious expressions.

Finding Connection Through Religion

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

What are your religious or spiritual beliefs? Why do you adhere to them? What’s your story? Growing up in a religiously devoted Christian family, church, home, and social life were almost inextricably intertwined. Living with a single mom, I consider my church community as part of my actual family, leaningRead More

The Inconvenience of Junior Work Duty

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

During their time at Choate, all students are required to do at least one term of aide. Most third formers at Choate take part in dining hall duty for one period each week. During these times, students are asked to help out the dining hall staff by cleaning tables andRead More

Members of the Choate community need to make a more conscious effort to degender language in everyday conversation.

The Battle of Degendering Colloquial Speech

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Alright, guys, I’ll see you later.” A while back, I ended a conversation using this phrase with a few friends, all of whom were female. Admittedly, when I said it, it sounded ordinary to me. It was only upon guilty retrospect did I realize how awkward it sounded to addressRead More