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Become Your Own Hero

March 27, 2016 at 12:08 am 0 comments

“What would the hero of your life’s movie do right now?” asks Joe Rogan, a stand-up comedian and podcaster. “We define ourselves far too often by our past failures. That’s not you. You are this person right now. You’re the person who has learned from those failures. Build confidence andRead More

Choate Must Keep Integrating

March 27, 2016 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Growing up in Colorado as a nerdy violinist, I was used to being the only black girl—and often, the only black person in any given room. As a result, I learned how to walk through the world as the exception to the rule. I learned how to answer people’s awkwardRead More

Choate’s Façade for Visitors disingenuous

Choate’s Façade for Visitors disingenuous

March 27, 2016 at 12:07 am 0 comments

The food gets better, students are told to follow the dress code, teachers start smiling more, the hedges are groomed and the grass cut, and white linens are topped with coffee and donut holes. What do all of these occurrences have in common?  They all come about when parents, grandparents,Read More

Community Honors Charleston Shooting Victims

March 27, 2016 at 12:06 am 0 comments

On June 17, 2015, a man opened fire during a bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine members, including Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor and a member of the South Carolina Senate. The perpetrator, Dylann Roof, planned this crime, which took place in the Charleston Emanuel African MethodistRead More

Digital Era Prompts Big Library Changes

Digital Era Prompts Big Library Changes

March 27, 2016 at 12:05 am 0 comments

Ms. Jennifer Tuleja, the new director of the Andrew Mellon Library, hopes to transform the library in order to make it more accessible to Choate students. After former director Ms. Diane Langlois retired from Choate after an industrious 30 year career, Ms. Tuleja was appointed the new director of theRead More

I.D. Lab Inspires Students

March 27, 2016 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Ever since the i.d. Lab opened last spring, students have used the space to do many things, including attending classes such as “Reverse Engineering: How Things Work”, designing robots, and making Halloween costumes. Moreover, under the leadership of Mr. Travis Feldman, the i.d. Lab facilitator, the i.d. Lab has expandedRead More

New Firewall to Speed Up Choate’s Wi-Fi

New Firewall to Speed Up Choate’s Wi-Fi

March 27, 2016 at 12:03 am 0 comments

For the past several weeks, after hearing repeated student and faculty complaints about slow Wi-Fi upload and download speeds, Information Technology Services (ITS) has been diligently working to resolve the issues. Mr. Andrew Speyer, the director of ITS, explained that the problem with the Wi-Fi was the result of multipleRead More

Emily St. John Mandel Visits Choate

Emily St. John Mandel Visits Choate

March 27, 2016 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Choate welcomed Ms. Emily St. John Mandel, author of this year’s required summer reading book Station Eleven, to speak to students and faculty on Wednesday, October 14. Apart from being the author of the widely-acclaimed novel, Mandel is also a 2014 National Book Award finalist and a 2015 PEN/Faulkner AwardRead More

Health Center Wait Times Cause Concern

Health Center Wait Times Cause Concern

March 26, 2016 at 11:56 pm 0 comments

It has never seemed likely that every student at Choate who gets sick will hear, within minutes of arriving at the Pratt Health Center, “How can we help you today?”, yet over the past several weeks wait times for patients have grown to lengths that most consider unreasonable. Some students,Read More