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Senior Farewells: Abby Blair and Chris Birch

Senior Farewells: Abby Blair and Chris Birch

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Abby Blair When thinking of a tri-varsity athlete, most imagine a super athlete oozing with natural talent. For Connecticut native Abby Blair ’17, she doesn’t exactly fit the mold. Blair’s athletic career at Choate has taken all sorts of twists and turns, but she’s learned her fair share of lessonsRead More

Varsity Baseball Coach Doug James to Retire After 42 Years

Varsity Baseball Coach Doug James to Retire After 42 Years

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Forty-two years ago, Choate hired a young football coach and English teacher, Mr. Douglas James.  At the end of this school year, he will retire after years of inspiring and teaching both in the classroom and on the athletic fields. Although he came to Choate as a football coach, Mr.Read More

Decoding the i.d. Lab

Decoding the i.d. Lab

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  The i.d. Lab is full of resources that are open to students and faculty alike. Many students are unaware of the endless possibilities that lie within the two floors that the lab encompasses, with tools and equipment, including wood cutters, 3D printers, sewing machines, circuit boards, book-making materials, andRead More

Mr. Foster, now an HPRSS teacher, began his teaching career in math.

Mr. Foster Bids Farewell

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In just a couple weeks, a number of admirable faculty members will be departing from the Choate community. Among them is Mr. Tom Foster, an HPRSS teacher who has worked on campus for 40 years. Before coming to Choate, Mr. Foster  taught at the Moses Brown School in Providence, RhodeRead More

Assessing the Grading System

Assessing the Grading System

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At Choate, grades can have a great impact on students’ lives and wellbeing. Every class at Choate is required to give a letter grade measuring student achievement, but how do teachers — and students — view the grading system? English teacher Mr. David Loeb believes that grading can be productiveRead More

Macron Claims Victory, Now Must Effect Change

Macron Claims Victory, Now Must Effect Change

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the widely observed and anticipated French election held on May 7,  Emmanuel Macron of the centrist-progressive En Marche party beat his opponent Marine Le Pen of the conservative nationalist National Front party. Since winning the election, Macron and his party have received international recognition and acclaim. While Macron didRead More

Powering Down Wi-Fi Shutoff

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Twenty-four-hour Wi-fi at Choate may not be just a dream for much longer. The Student Council sent a proposal to Mr. James Stanley, the Dean of Students, last Thursday on extending the internet hours for students, specifically during junior spring and senior fall and winter terms. The Student Council hopesRead More

New Arts Concentration Members Announced

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Every spring, a number of students are admitted into the ranks of Arts Concentration. Arts Con, as the program in known, is one of the seven selective signature programs on campus. As Choate’s website puts it, Arts Con is a “program intended for students who are passionate, disciplined and ableRead More

The Power of the Past and the Present

The Power of the Past and the Present

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Alumni Weekend means different things to different Choate students. To some, it means that they get to see Kyle at the omelet bar again, or that they get pastries for free. To others, it could be a networking opportunity or a chance to reunite with their friends or siblings whoRead More