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Club Discussions Need to be Followed by Action

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, there’s a club for everyone: From groups that gather to write for a satirical magazine, to groups that meet to debate, to groups that simply meet to tell stories, there’s a place for everyone to get involved. By themselves, each of these clubs stand for and serve nobleRead More

To Protect Women’s Rights, Health Insurance Must Fund Birth Control

October 19, 2017 at 9:46 pm 0 comments

On October 6, the Trump administration rolled back the Obamacare-era requirement for employers to include birth control in their healthcare plans. This decision makes it easy to deny female employees a basic health-related need based on opposition to religious or moral beliefs. While the White House is arguing that it’sRead More

China’s Communist Collapse: Why Capitalism Is There To Stay

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Socialism is a dying concept in China; gone are the days of Mao’s green jacket and the People’s Communes. Walk down Nanjing Road in Shanghai today, and you will see the Chinese people spending more money than their grandparents dreamed of. General Motors, Rolex, Gucci, and thousands of other WesternRead More

When these alarms sound, the entire Choate community needs to know how to respond.

100% Participation Necessary in Emergency Drills

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the Choate community has partaken in various emergency drills that are intended to prepare the students and faculty for potential dangers and threats on campus. There has been one lockdown drill, in which a person or animal may pose a threat, and one emergency assembly, which occurs in theRead More

Jewish High Holidays: A Time to Reflect and Improve

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

From nightfall on Wednesday September 20  to nightfall on Friday September 22, Jews around the world brought in the new year of 5778. Rosh Hashanah, or Head of the Year, is regarded as one of the most holy holidays in the Jewish tradition, but its meaning transcends a simple celebrationRead More

Lock Them Up: The Trump Administration’s Email Double Standard

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As first reported by the New York Times, four current and two former White House officials have been using private email accounts to discuss government business — further proving the severity of the hypocrisy demonstrated by the Trump Administration. Just one day before the publication of the Times’ article, PoliticoRead More

Students from the Class of 2017 wore their senior sweaters to last year’s Deerfield Day.

What Mexico’s Natural Disaster Means For American Diplomacy

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  On September 19th, a devastating earthquake rocked much of central Mexico. Beginning in Puebla, Mexico, the 7.1 magnitude quake quickly expanded to include surrounding areas such as Mexico City. The result was catastrophic — more than forty buildings collapsed, 355 people were killed (214 of them in Mexico City),Read More

At Choate and elsewhere, suicidal talk pops up in everyday conversation over topics like classes and grades.

The Danger of Suicidal Language in Casual Conversation

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although most of us welcome a good joke in casual conversation, certain humor crosses the line from being funny to being threatening. Though Choate advises its students to avoid using derogatory language, it is really up to the students to recognize the effects that their jokes have on the mentalRead More

Want Real Talk? Stay off Snapchat.

Want Real Talk? Stay off Snapchat.

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It is routine for me to wake up, scroll quickly through my phone to check what I’ve missed in the time I was sleeping, and see a list of Snapchats from my friends, waiting impatiently to be opened. These selfies from my friends, usually morphed into grotesque proportions or tarnishedRead More