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SAC dances host both student and professional DJs.

Choate DJ Association to be Recruited for SAC Dances

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

There are many elements that need to be present to make up a good SAC dance – a big crowd, creative lighting, and the theme of the dance, to name a few. However, the most critical part of the dance is the music. The crowd can flip moods quickly whenRead More

SRP students give their final presentations after months of research at professional laboratories.

SRP Students Give Final Research Presentations

November 10, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

The past week, the senior members of the Science Research Program (SRP) presented their final projects, which culminated two years of hard work and dedication to the signature program. As of this week, the senior members of the program have successfully completed both intensive and professional scientific endeavours and hadRead More

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, most famous for Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.

Tony Kushner’s Impact on Choate Theater

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

October has been an eventful time for the Arts Department at Choate. This bustling excitement has been on going for the past two weeks, with the various plays put on stage from both Choate students and various outside actors. However, the biggest event of all was on October 25: TonyRead More

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi gives a national address in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on September 19.

How The International Community Misunderstands Myanmar

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Myanmar’s State Counsellor Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 1991 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her “non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights,” currently stands accused by all her former admirers of aiding and supporting the “ethnic cleansing” of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority.  In the world’s eyes,Read More

Laurie Hernandez signing copies of her book, I Got This, after School Meeting.

Hernandez shares experience from the olympics

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  To the surprise of many students in the Choate Community, School Meeting on Halloween didn’t follow its usual format. During the meeting, Choate welcomed Laurie Hernandez, a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award Winner, winner of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 23, and New York Times best-selling author. Easily her greatestRead More

“It is never appropriate to use another culture as a plaything. It’s offensive and dehumanizing.”

Beware of Ridiculing Cultures on and off Campus

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  It is never acceptable when elements of one’s culture are caricatured by another. Take, for example, the holiday just past. A Halloween costume that depicts, say, a Native American should never be countenanced. Not only is it unlikely to accurately represent the traditional dress of that culture, but —Read More

Inspiring with Music: Annett Ho ’18 Performs “Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 1”

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Annett Ho ’18, the principal first violin of Choate’s Symphony Orchestra, received a standing ovation for her solo performance of Henry Wieniawski’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” in F sharp minor at the fall concert. According to Mr. Phil Ventre, conductor of the Choate Symphony Orchestra, “Few violinists even attempt toRead More

Zero-Tolerance: An Inconsistent Injustice

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Immediately following Choate’s early 1980s cocaine scandal, the school’s drug-abuse policy changed sharply. Suddenly, any student who possessed any kind and any amount of illicit drug would be quickly and decisively expelled. As the student handbook puts it, “Rules regarding purchase, possession, distribution, or use of these substances are essentialRead More

Mr. Jonas Akins served served in the U.S Navy from 2004 to 2010 and the Navy Reserve from 2010 to 2012

Choaties Who Have Defended the Nation

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Veterans’ Day, celebrated annually on November 11, honors the brave men and women who defend the United States in the five military branches: the Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force. At Choate, we have two faculty members who served in the U.S. military. Mr. Peter Dupont, Choate’sRead More