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Our Vexation with Visitation

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

We recognize several problems with the Choate visitation policy. The first is its heteronormative nature. Last year, Choate renamed its “co-ed” policy “visitation.” The new wording, on page 33 of the Student Handbook, reads, “Visitation rules apply equally to heterosexual students and to those who identify as gay, lesbian orRead More

GOP Healthcare Bill 2.0: Even More Disastrous the Second Time Around

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Two weeks ago, on May 4, the Republican Party finally managed to get the American Health Care Act (AHCA), popularly known as Trumpcare, passed through the House of Representatives. After a failed attempt in March to overturn and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), because of  bipartisan opposition, passing thisRead More

Bananas, White Boards, and Life Hacks: Instagrams of Choate

Bananas, White Boards, and Life Hacks: Instagrams of Choate

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

‘This school year, many Instagram accounts centered on entertaining the student body have surfaced. Most of these accounts post Choate-specific jokes and memes, while others post amusing pictures of students and interesting sights around campus. However, each Instagram account has been created anonymously by a member of the community, asRead More

Prize Day: An Evolving Tradition

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate’s school year wraps up each spring with an awards ceremony known as Prize Day, which celebrates the achievements of exemplary students in all four forms. This year, Prize Day will take place on Friday, April 26, two days before Commencement — which was not always the case. Prize DayRead More

Mr. James leads an English class discussion.

Mr. James Steps Down from 43-Year Tenure as Faculty

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mr. Doug James is retiring this academic year after forty-three years of commitment to the Choate Community. Mr. James was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He attended a public school in Syracuse, and from there he went to Princeton University, where he majored in Political Science. During hisRead More

Review of Choate’s Mental Health Support Systems

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One only has to glance at the blue and yellow Student Resources poster to see the variety of student-driven support groups that comprise a safety net for students at Choate. In the past year, students have created new clubs and committees to offer peers support, with a wide range ofRead More

COSA: Criticism of Slight Action

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most of us have heard about the Committee on Student Activities, or COSA. That being said, very few people outside of club leadership and the organization itself know how it functions. After consulting the handbook, I feel that the role of COSA has primarily been defined by those in theRead More

Departing Faculty Profiles

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mr. Paul Jackson As the year draws to a close, language teacher Mr. Paul Jackson plans on moving to the South to continue teaching and undertake a director role, as well as be closer to his father’s family. During his two years at Choate, Mr. Jackson has taught both ChineseRead More

À La Mode

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As my term abroad comes to a close, I feel as though I’ve seen a large majority of the trends in Beijing. Many of them do resemble the ones we have in the West, yet it’s the little and amazingly original ones that caught my eye. The permanently full subwayRead More