Campus Issues

Choate students “cheer on” the football team at a home game.

Boars Knock Down… Spirit?

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Overall, Choate had — at best — a mediocre spirit week. I came from a high school where spirit week was an all-school affair. If you did not participate, you were the odd one out. However, at Choate, you are the odd one out if you dress up. A fewRead More

Taking the Time to Appreciate Our Teachers

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

While this aspect of their job is commonly overlooked, teachers play the essential role of helping students properly develop into mature, hardworking adults. Teachers are more than just people who stand in front of a class. At places like Choate, they are heavily involved in their students’ lives. Teachers helpRead More

“It is never appropriate to use another culture as a plaything. It’s offensive and dehumanizing.”

Beware of Ridiculing Cultures on and off Campus

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  It is never acceptable when elements of one’s culture are caricatured by another. Take, for example, the holiday just past. A Halloween costume that depicts, say, a Native American should never be countenanced. Not only is it unlikely to accurately represent the traditional dress of that culture, but —Read More

Zero-Tolerance: An Inconsistent Injustice

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Immediately following Choate’s early 1980s cocaine scandal, the school’s drug-abuse policy changed sharply. Suddenly, any student who possessed any kind and any amount of illicit drug would be quickly and decisively expelled. As the student handbook puts it, “Rules regarding purchase, possession, distribution, or use of these substances are essentialRead More

The Choate fan section cheers on Girls Varsity Volleyball on Deerfield Day.

Healthy, Not Heated: Respecting our Rival

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Boars knock down doors. Who’s house? C-house. Scoreboard. All this and more are chanted energetically by Choate students on Deerfield Day, and they all revolve around the “us vs. them” paradigm. Interestingly, something that we fight against brings our community closer than any other event on campus. We’ve witnessed theRead More

The Nuisance of Club Dorm Meetings

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With more than 100 clubs on campus, students have a large variety of extracurriculars to choose from outside of sports and ensembles. That being said, students also need to complete their homework, attend after-school activities, and find time for sleep. In recent years, the emerging trend has been for clubsRead More

In Many, Proper Etiquette Lies Latent

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Here at Choate Rosemary Hall many students act as though they are the only contributing factor to a school that is managed day in and day out by devoted faculty and staff. We litter the floors of St. John Hall, we often hold side conversations every chance we get duringRead More

Recognizing Tragic Occurrences on Community Service Day

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, the students and faculty members of Choate participated in a day of community service in order to help those who are in need of aid. Even though the events that took place altered the normal class schedule, the day itself meant a lot to the Choate community. TheRead More

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