Campus Issues

Students show support for Jabali Walli T-shirts by modeling.

For Ethical Purposes, Purchase Jabali Walli Shirts

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

When I first heard about Jabali Walli T-shirts at a school meeting, I exchanged snarky comments with a friend. These shirts were made by slaves in South American sweatshops, right? Hearing about the T-shirts left me pondering an article I had recently read regarding the unethical ways that such clothingRead More

All-Gender All-Inclusive

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The option of all-gender housing may seem like an uncommon idea for many high schools across the nation, but it is actually being put into effect by many boarding schools today. In fact, Phillips Andover Academy will implement all-gender housing for the 2017-2018 school year. All-gender dormitories provide common roomsRead More

The Mistake of the Wi-Fi Shut-off

The Mistake of the Wi-Fi Shut-off

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The 21st Century revolves around technology. Individuals use the internet on their electronic devices for educational, professional, and social purposes. Wi-Fi is an important element in our screen-oriented world — and yet, don’t be fooled, it is not essential. It is possible to access most digital content without Wi-Fi, usingRead More

Illustration by Katharine Li

College, Opera, and Vulnerability

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

My little brother’s name is Daniel. He is 14 months younger than I am, plays the saxophone, and has recently begun nurturing a fancy for theater (his debut role: Parent #2 in School of Rock). Next year, he will be a senior at Cheshire Academy. A few weeks ago, weRead More

CERG: A Good First Step

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On the campuses of both boarding schools and universities everywhere, administrators have been challenged with the task of responding to the Trump administration’s swift and frightening promises, delivered by executive orders or by tweets. With haste, Wesleyan University pronounced itself a “sanctuary campus,” aiming to protect undocumented students from theRead More

A Better Way to Collect Senior Gifts

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As I sat on a MetroNorth train at the end of last long weekend, I tried to reflect on my exciting days in New York City, mulling over how I could use my four-day-long catharsis as motivation for the last weeks of winter’s drudgery back on campus. I thought aboutRead More

Nicholas Kristof and Winning the Lottery

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Two weeks ago, Choate hosted Nicholas Kristof, a world-renowned columnist for the New York Times. Nicholas Kristof was hands down the best speaker that has stepped foot on the main stage in my time at Choate. The majority of students and faculty that I spoke with about him agreed, offeringRead More

Trump Banned My Grandmother

Trump Banned My Grandmother

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

My father left my mother, sister, and I when I was about two years old, for reasons unknown to me. I’m not ashamed to admit this publicly, and it rarely crosses my mind. In fact, I am often proud to admit that my mother single-handedly supported my sister and meRead More

Illustration by Katharine Li

The (Un)hidden Danger of Intellectual Diversity

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Throughout the age of Twitter, our beliefs and allegiances have come to label us more more visibly than in any other time. Anyone with an internet connection and a political bent must wade through a bog of ideological identifiers and reductive hashtags to formulate a descriptive persona. Will you shareRead More