Opinions

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

Worn to the Nub: The Challenges of Mental Illness

Worn to the Nub: The Challenges of Mental Illness

March 26, 2016 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

I am too anxious to eat in class. I’ve held on to a piece of trash for a whole meeting because I was too nervous to get up and throw it out. When I walk through the Dining Hall, my bones feel weak, my heart pounds in my chest, and butterfliesRead More

New Visitation Policy Marginalizes

March 26, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Choate is generally an accepting community, especially towards queer students. I have never felt discriminated against by a student, although I have been asked some ignorant, albeit innocent, questions. The only time I have ever felt targeted for my sexuality was by faculty members regarding the new visitation policy. Often,Read More

Why We Need Political Correctness

March 26, 2016 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

At the recent special program on Tuesday, September 15, Rosalind Wiseman responded to a question about political correctness (PC) by saying we need to focus on the issues themselves, not the PC culture that determines how we talk about them. For the most part, I agree, but I am going toRead More

Geopolitics, Cold War Foes, and a Warring Nation

Geopolitics, Cold War Foes, and a Warring Nation

March 26, 2016 at 6:43 pm 0 comments

At the core of the conflict in Syria, geopolitics comes down to a chess-like game; a game that has now come to dominate the framework of the US-Russian relationship. To be more concrete, the two superpowers have maintained clashing interests with regard to the proxy conflict in Syria. This isRead More

When a Billionaire Connects

When a Billionaire Connects

March 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

Donald Trump has surprised just about every political pundit. In the past months, he has rocketed past once-favorites Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. Although Trump is the most inappropriate and reckless member of the GOP’s field of candidates (currently 16 strong), his candidacy is of great value, providing a necessaryRead More

When a Billionaire Muddies Politics

March 26, 2016 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

Rand Paul is ugly. Columba Bush is a “lovely woman” with a Macbethian control over her husband’s views on immigration. Megyn Kelly has blood coming from her “wherever.” I am not going to waste time talking about my plans to move to Canada if Donald Trump were elected president (theRead More

Student Council President and Vice President 2016-2017

Student Council President and Vice President 2016-2017

February 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm 1 comment

This spring, newly-elected Student Council President Cecilia Zhou ’17 and Vice President Namsai Sethpornpong ’17, will assume their positions and lead the school into the 2016-2017 academic year. In the all-school meeting on Wednesday, February 10, ten rising seniors stood on the main stage of the Paul Mellon Arts CenterRead More