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U.S. Reacts to Immigrant Crisis

March 26, 2016 at 7:28 pm 0 comments

The United States of America is a nation that was founded by immigrants. There is not a single belief or religion that unified its people; rather, diversity is at the very foundation of American culture. As the 2016 presidential election draws nearer, candidates are discussing the issue of immigration thoroughly.Read More

Political Correctness Can Inhibit Tackling Gender Issues

March 26, 2016 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

When I arrived at Choate, I not only learned the roots of the Spanish-American war, the advantages and disadvantages of free trade, and the conjugation of Arabic verbs, but also the importance of creating and sustaining conversations. I’m not referring to conversations with your best friend about the new PGsRead More

Letter to the Editor

March 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

To the Editor: Last spring, around the time of my graduation from Choate, I couldn’t help but ask myself, “What is it, exactly, that makes this place so great?” Soon enough, I landed on an answer: the constant encouragement from faculty and fellow students alike to consider a situation fromRead More

Worn to the Nub: The Challenges of Mental Illness

Worn to the Nub: The Challenges of Mental Illness

March 26, 2016 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

I am too anxious to eat in class. I’ve held on to a piece of trash for a whole meeting because I was too nervous to get up and throw it out. When I walk through the Dining Hall, my bones feel weak, my heart pounds in my chest, and butterfliesRead More

Pounds and Pounds of Pumpkin

March 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm 0 comments

Held annually during the last weekend of September, the Durham Fair, also known as Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair, has remained a hub of entertainment for residents of the Durham area and beyond. Attractions range from roller coasters to fried dough to Craig Morgan concerts, giving Choaties an opportunity to sampleRead More

Try a New Taste in Town

March 26, 2016 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

Tired of your same old weekend restaurant rotation? Want to change it up, but are unsure of other options? Well, look no further! Here are two options—one sweet and one savory—to explore the next time you’re out and about.    Sweet: Alyssa’s Cakery The What: Asking someone to Garden Party?Read More

It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane…  It’s Super Blood Moon!

It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Super Blood Moon!

March 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

On Sunday night the 27th of September, students and faculty headed out to observe the lunar eclipse. For nearly three hours, over 30 students participated in a viewing hosted by Mr. Doug Wolff, Choate astronomy and physics teacher. Mr. Wolff and his wife, Mrs. Lynn Wolff, aimed two portable telescopesRead More

Let’s Talk Study Spots

March 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

How easy is it to find a good study space in  458 acres of land? We’re here to help. Best Places 1. Library study rooms, where the only sound is the juniors hitting their heads on the wall. 2. Library personal desks. Nothing’s personal about twenty other people monitoring eachRead More

Office 365 Group Spaces Met With Mixed Reviews

Office 365 Group Spaces Met With Mixed Reviews

March 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm 0 comments

As another year rolls around, returning students have started to notice changes around Choate’s campus. The most glaring physical change on campus may be the demolishing of St. John Hall, but many students have also noticed the launch of Office 365 Groups for clubs and organizations. The initiative was introducedRead More