Opinions

The Case to legalize Prostitution

The Case to legalize Prostitution

March 26, 2016 at 8:06 pm 0 comments

Usually I write articles based on current events, but this week, my article comes as a response to an ongoing conversation I’ve been having with my friends, online, and at the dinner table. This is just one example of how a leisurely conversation at Choate can transform into a full-fledgedRead More

Savor Your Silence: Embrace Solitude

March 26, 2016 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

We live in a world teeming with sound. We create sound everywhere, whenever we can, as if our lives depend on it. At this point in life, sound is something we cannot live without, something we would protect with our lives, and even something we would never let go. SoundRead More

Identity Politics is Real Politics

Identity Politics is Real Politics

March 26, 2016 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

I know there is someone out there, reading the headline above and sighing, “Why, Esul, why? Gender, race, political correctness–come on. Can you please talk about the Iran Deal or the Pope or the Syrian refugee crisis? Something that doesn’t concern identity politics. Please, Esul, I beg you. Talk about realRead More

Letter to the Editor

March 26, 2016 at 8:01 pm 0 comments

To the Editor, I read with great interest the Editor’s Note in your September 25 issue, in which you advised the community that its newspaper would now be called The Choate News. This is an unfortunate decision which does very little to acknowledge the students who joined our community inRead More

Need for Diversity in Media Representation

Need for Diversity in Media Representation

March 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm 0 comments

On September 20th, 2015, acclaimed actress Viola Davis made history; at the 67th Emmy Awards, Davis became the first African-American actress to win the Emmy for leading actress in a drama. Viola Davis called for more diversity in the media in her Emmy acceptance speech. She began the speech withRead More

World Must Aid Refugees

World Must Aid Refugees

March 26, 2016 at 7:31 pm 0 comments

After months of apathy, we are finally paying attention to the ongoing refugee crisis that has been taking place in Europe this year. Media outlets are giving Syrian refugees and desperate migrants the focus they deserve, and we are finally beginning to talk about our collective responsibility to ensure thatRead More

U.S. Reacts to Immigrant Crisis

March 26, 2016 at 7:28 pm 0 comments

The United States of America is a nation that was founded by immigrants. There is not a single belief or religion that unified its people; rather, diversity is at the very foundation of American culture. As the 2016 presidential election draws nearer, candidates are discussing the issue of immigration thoroughly.Read More

Political Correctness Can Inhibit Tackling Gender Issues

March 26, 2016 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

When I arrived at Choate, I not only learned the roots of the Spanish-American war, the advantages and disadvantages of free trade, and the conjugation of Arabic verbs, but also the importance of creating and sustaining conversations. I’m not referring to conversations with your best friend about the new PGsRead More

Letter to the Editor

March 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

To the Editor: Last spring, around the time of my graduation from Choate, I couldn’t help but ask myself, “What is it, exactly, that makes this place so great?” Soon enough, I landed on an answer: the constant encouragement from faculty and fellow students alike to consider a situation fromRead More