Opinions

The Ineffectiveness of Adviser Conversations on Hookup Culture

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

First and foremost, it is important that our administration recognize and understand certain aspects of student life. If there are issues that the School can amend, it is imperative to be cognizant of them. In order to accomplish this, the School often organizes adviser meetings to spur discussions and collectRead More

Lauren Canna ’18 works at the Larry Hart Pool during a free swim.

Would Student Jobs Diminish Socioeconomic Gaps on Campus?

January 26, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One of my favorite aspects of Choate is the diversity of the population. I am always amazed by the different kinds of people I converse with in my classes, my extracurriculars, and my dinner conversations. Choate prides itself on its diverse community, as it 100% should, but is Choate doingRead More

Despite Many Flaws, Fire and Fury Spurs Important Change

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On January 5, tens of thousands of copies of Fire and Fury rolled into bookstores, where they were quickly snatched up by eager customers. With paper, audio, and eBook copies combined, there have been over 400,000 books sold, with more than 1,000,000 on order. The cover, a reunion between aRead More

Less Time Critiquing, More Time Discussing

Less Time Critiquing, More Time Discussing

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As a first-year student, I reserved making any judgments about Diversity Day before the day itself. I must admit, however, that it was hard to remain impartial, especially since some of my friends have long criticized it. So maybe, as many students say, Diversity Day accomplishes little. But here’s myRead More

Greater Awareness, Enthusiasm Required for a Greener Campus

Greater Awareness, Enthusiasm Required for a Greener Campus

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Environmental sustainability — to many, this phrase evokes thoughts of the three R’s of sustainability: reduce, reuse, and recycle. To the Choate student, however, the general understanding of the subject exceeds these three words. It’s no secret that our school cares about the environment, often focusing on teaching students moreRead More

Anti-Drug Speaker Criticizes Zero Tolerance — And He’s Right.

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

During a recent school meeting, psychologist and motivational speaker Dr. Matt Bellace addressed our community, encouraging students to find “natural highs” that take the edge off of life in a healthier and more sustainable way than drugs ever could. He relayed his personal history, including a poignant account of hisRead More

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have engaged in an increasingly threatening feud.

Trump and Kim’s Feud Endangers Americans and Global Stability

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One of the jobs of the President of the United States is to maintain stable foreign relations with other nations across the globe. While this has not always been achieved due to widespread conflict and war, these exceptions do not diminish the essential presidential responsibility to communicate with other worldRead More

To reduce contraband, a New York prison pilot program bans books from certain vendors.

Banning Books in Prisons Contradicts the Correctional Goals

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On January 9, books were “banned” from New York Prisons. Prisons have faced difficulty with contraband being smuggled into correctional facilities through packages, including inside books, so heavy restrictions were placed on how books can get to inmates. Under a pilot program aimed to curb the widespread contraband problem, inmatesRead More

The Sixth Course Conundrum

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

aking six courses has grown in popularity at Choate. The simple process of adding a sixth course to a student’s class has given all students an opportunity to add an extra course to their typical load. This change in attitude encourages taking a sixth class and has created an impressionRead More