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Want to Be Moral? Go Vegan

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate and around the world, veganism has begun to enter the mainstream. In the past, refraining from consuming animal products has been a movement marred by stereotypes and misconceptions, espoused only by a small number of dedicated animal rights activists. Today, it has become a popular lifestyle choice endorsedRead More

The Pernicious Prep-School Patriarchy

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Perhaps the worst part of feminism is its prefix, “fem.” The inherently female nature of the word often scares us, and it insinuates a fundamental exclusion of male perspective. At Choate, there is an unspoken understanding that feminism is limited to females. In our warm bubble filled with Diversity DayRead More

GOP Contested Convention is Increasingly Likely

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Essentially since he entered the Republican race, Donald Trump has been the GOP frontrunner. However, after experiencing a remarkably successful campaign season, he finally appears to be losing momentum. Following the recent Wisconsin primary, in which Ted Cruz emerged victorious by a margin of 13 points and 36 delegates, Trump’sRead More

American Bridges are Falling Down

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although some see the issue of America’s crumbling infrastructure as little more than a talking point for the presidential candidates, it is, in fact, a problem that needs immediate attention for two main reasons: it poses a threat to the safety of everyday Americans, and it stifles further economic growth.Read More

Letter to the Editor

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Dear Editor, An article in last week’s edition, titled “The Perfect-Pitch Bellacantos,” included the following quote from Ms. Alysoun Kegel: “Bellacanto is not sexualized, unlike single gendered groups, and they are appreciated solely for their music. Single gendered groups are often objectified.” What she said about sexualization and objectification ofRead More

The GOP Race for the White House: Child’s Play

The GOP Race for the White House: Child’s Play

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As various states hold primary elections, and the clock draws closer to November 6, immaturity among the GOP candidates is at an all-time high. Although politics often involve puerile behavior, no election in American history has witnessed as much misconduct as the 2016 race. Thanks to bombastic candidates such asRead More

Government Oversteps in Seeking iPhone Hack

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By now we’ve all heard about the FBI-Apple legal battle that brought the question of balancing the issues of national security and civilian privacy to the forefront of the public agenda. The FBI toppled a delicate balance when it sought to unnecessarily compromise public privacy by demanding Apple to notRead More

Should USA Follow California’s $15 Minimum Wage: For

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the United States, over forty million people live in poverty, struggling to support themselves and their families with extremely low wages. In light of this fact, California is set to increase the minimum wage to $15, although the federal minimum wage remains at only $7.25. The initiatives taken byRead More

Our Dining Hall, Divided

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

By the end of spring term, many Choate students — especially seniors — come to the regrettable realization that they have failed to establish relationships with individuals outside of their friend groups. After our first, maybe second year at Choate, we know who our friends are. Cliques are clearly definedRead More