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GOP Healthcare Bill 2.0: Even More Disastrous the Second Time Around

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Two weeks ago, on May 4, the Republican Party finally managed to get the American Health Care Act (AHCA), popularly known as Trumpcare, passed through the House of Representatives. After a failed attempt in March to overturn and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), because of  bipartisan opposition, passing thisRead More

Our Vexation with Visitation

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

We recognize several problems with the Choate visitation policy. The first is its heteronormative nature. Last year, Choate renamed its “co-ed” policy “visitation.” The new wording, on page 33 of the Student Handbook, reads, “Visitation rules apply equally to heterosexual students and to those who identify as gay, lesbian orRead More

COSA: Criticism of Slight Action

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most of us have heard about the Committee on Student Activities, or COSA. That being said, very few people outside of club leadership and the organization itself know how it functions. After consulting the handbook, I feel that the role of COSA has primarily been defined by those in theRead More

Macron Claims Victory, Now Must Effect Change

Macron Claims Victory, Now Must Effect Change

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the widely observed and anticipated French election held on May 7,  Emmanuel Macron of the centrist-progressive En Marche party beat his opponent Marine Le Pen of the conservative nationalist National Front party. Since winning the election, Macron and his party have received international recognition and acclaim. While Macron didRead More

The Power of the Past and the Present

The Power of the Past and the Present

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Alumni Weekend means different things to different Choate students. To some, it means that they get to see Kyle at the omelet bar again, or that they get pastries for free. To others, it could be a networking opportunity or a chance to reunite with their friends or siblings whoRead More

“Will” To “May”: A Simple Edit for the Drug Policy

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In its Statement of Expectations, Choate demands that the members of its community “cultivate compassion and seek to serve others, both within and beyond Choate.” Unfortunately, Choate’s policy on drug abuse, which decrees that the “purchase, manufacture, possession, distribution, or use of  illegal drugs (such as marijuana, cocaine, and steroids)Read More

Why Americans Are Marching to Save the Planet

Why Americans Are Marching to Save the Planet

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

While scientists have proven that the global temperature of the earth is changing, there still remains skepticism as to whether production of fossil fuels is escalating the global warming process. Scientists have discovered evidence suggesting that humans are increasing the effects of global warming, and they haves also taken actionRead More

Too Many Allegations: Why Fox Had to Fire O’Reilly

Too Many Allegations: Why Fox Had to Fire O’Reilly

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although workplace harassment is a phenomenon that should have been left in the Madmen era, it is unfortunately still present  in this day and age. As announced on April 19, Mr. Bill O’Reilly was fired from his position of host of The O’Reilly Factor, a top-rated cable show on theRead More

President Trump Will Not Let Girls Learn

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One of the most inspiring role models for young women in America, including myself, is undoubtedly former First Lady Michelle Obama.  She is the epitome of strength, intelligence, eloquence, and so many more remarkable qualities — making her the quintessential First Lady. However, recently, President Donald Trump P’00 has attemptedRead More