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Students can now build and launch model rockets with the Choate Rocketry Club.

Students Launch Rocketry Club

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

New juniors Aris Tambakis ’19 and Jack Smoot ’19 have started the Choate Rocketry Club, wasting no time getting involved in the Choate community. The Choate Rocketry Club strives to teach others about model rockets, learn how to create them, and to use these creations to participate in model rocketRead More

In the Cage with Mr. Justin Whittaker

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

After hearing about the opening of the position of Head Equipment Manager at Choate, Mr. Justin Whittaker was ready to take advantage of the position and further his career. Mr. Whittaker attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he majored in business administration with a sportsRead More

Students enjoy drawing outside during Wellness Day.

Students and Faculty Participate in Mandated Wellness Day

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Choate community spread out across campus to dance, meditate, pet dogs, and play drums for seventy minutes last Tuesday afternoon. October 10 was All School Wellness Day, when students and some faculty gathered in different locations to participate in many varieties of wellness-promoting activities. Options for wellness activities forRead More

Recognizing Tragic Occurrences on Community Service Day

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, the students and faculty members of Choate participated in a day of community service in order to help those who are in need of aid. Even though the events that took place altered the normal class schedule, the day itself meant a lot to the Choate community. TheRead More

Witches, Welding, and Wallinford’s history

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

You may be familiar with the histories behind The Choate School and Rosemary Hall, which were founded in 1896 and 1890, respectively, but have you ever stopped to wonder how the town of Wallingford came to be? Wallingford’s origins lie in 1667, 350 years ago, when 38 planters and freemenRead More

Choate Hosts Successful Community Service Day

Choate Hosts Successful Community Service Day

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

More than 1000 members of the Choate community gathered this past Friday to assist the Red Cross in helping those in need. For the past several years, Choate has teamed up with the Red Cross Organization to help with both big and small tasks. After packing 16,000 toiletry kits, sortingRead More

Connecticut Public Education Faces Cuts

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

October 1 is typically the annual deadline for the distribution of a state’s education budget to public school districts. However, 2017 presents itself differently. Faced with a $3.5 million deficit, Connecticut state lawmakers have continually failed to reach an agreement on the state budget for this fiscal year. In recentRead More

A still from Angelina Jolie’s movie about the Cambodian genocide, First They Killed My Father.

How Angelina Jolie Successfully Sheds Light On A Cambodian Atrocity

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Angelina Jolie’s most recent film project, First They Killed My Father, released September 15, is the latest representation of a major twentieth century genocide this time, set in Cambodia during the 1970s. Like others films of that genre, it is a biographical depiction of a true story: the traumaRead More

Pro-independence demonstrators march in a rally organized by the Catalan Civil Society.

Catalonia Should Seek A More Sensible Independence Movement

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On October 1, the Spain-autonomous region of Catalonia held a controversial and technically illegal vote for its independence from Spain. Passionately supported in the region and equally opposed by the rest of Spain, the referendum turned violent as Spanish authorities rushed to destroy ballots, disrupt the voting process, and intimidateRead More