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13 Reasons Why Not

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Welcome to your tape. This cryptic line has circulated among teenagers and decorated the top of countless memes since 13 Reasons Why debuted. Although the news and attention surrounding the Netflix original show seems to have recently spiked, the web television series launched with much anticipation. Not only is theRead More

Gutting FCC Guidelines Guts Our Rights

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

More than 87 percent of Americans have sustainable access to internet, and many of those who do spend more than ten hours a day actively online. Under the Obama administration, these people were guaranteed personal privacy and security while browsing, as Federal Communication Commission (FCC) laws required Internet Service ProvidersRead More

Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon walk together on December 1, 2016

Kushner And Bannon’s Rivalry: A Blessing in Disguise

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As the American people have now seen countless times, President Donald Trump P ’00 behaves like a child. Unsurprisingly, the company Mr. Trump keeps in the White House exhibits the same puerility. According to leaks from within the Trump administration to various newspapers, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, two ofRead More

French presidential candidates stand on stage before a debate on March 20, 2017.

For Global Stability, The French Must Vote Macron

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In two days, on Sunday, April 23, French voters will head to the polls for the first round of voting in their country’s presidential election, after a long and tumultuous campaign season. Last November, facing a historically low, single-digit approval rating, outgoing President Francois Hollande decided not to seek reelection.Read More

Choate students and faculty stand in front of Fudan High School.

“Americanized” Doesn’t Mean American

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Over spring break, I traveled with five other Choate students to Shanghai, China for the annual High School Affiliated to Fudan University Exchange Program. In the city, I immersed myself in the Chinese culture by spending multiple days at the high school affiliated to Choate. Spending time at a schoolRead More

Seoul to the States: My Political Journey

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I am not a particularly political person. I have never been to a Young Republicans meeting, a Young Democrats meeting, or even a Young Centrists meeting. Growing up, I did not discuss politics at the dinner table the way I do every day at Choate. I have hazy memories of TVRead More

A group of actresses prepare for their The Love of Three Oranges rehearsal.

Collaboration is Necessary in Theater

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Art is made with a purpose. Each and every piece is crafted to perfection and presented with an intent. Of course, not everyone would describe one piece of art as perfect. This is the purpose for art: It is interpretational and pertinent to our world. Ever since the time ofRead More

Students often face the predicament of taking courses they are not neccessarily interested in.

Bountiful Courses, Limited Chances

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Imagine taking Spanish 100, Chinese 100, and French 100 in three consecutive years. That would likely not prove very productive.. A student would be unlikely to learn enough material to sustain a meaningful conversation and, odd are, he or she would soon forget whatever small elements of each language wereRead More

Syrian men carry  children through rubble in Aleppo in September 2016.

For Humanity’s Sake, America Must End The War in Syria

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, the world was left shocked by the news of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime using chemical weapons on its own people. This attack destroyed communities, deprived children of their parents, and inflicted  major brain and nerve damage upon survivors. Even more disheartening is that this was only one incidentRead More