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Where Choate’s Wild Things Are

Where Choate’s Wild Things Are

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

All sorts of wildlife can be found on campus if you know where to look. Left to right: a pair of raccoons, and a barn swallow family, deer twins, and an Eastern painted turtle. Walking around campus, nature is everywhere: willow trees tower over the Lanphier Center, turtles tan onRead More

Hooray for Haiku Day

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Sunday, April 17 is International Haiku Day. Yes, the name implies it all: Enthusiasts from around the world gather to write, read, or otherwise share haiku. This year, we’ve brought the celebration to Choate by asking students and faculty to contribute haiku about anything and everything. Here’s the first (andRead More

GOP Contested Convention is Increasingly Likely

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Essentially since he entered the Republican race, Donald Trump has been the GOP frontrunner. However, after experiencing a remarkably successful campaign season, he finally appears to be losing momentum. Following the recent Wisconsin primary, in which Ted Cruz emerged victorious by a margin of 13 points and 36 delegates, Trump’sRead More

Boars Pummel Pomfret Griffins

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Saturday, April 9, the girls’ varsity lacrosse team took on Pomfret School in its first home game of the season. As the final buzzer sounded, the scoreboard read 13-10 in favor of the Wild Boars. However, the pattern of the game was surprisingly different from what the final scoreRead More

Dance Concert Set to Premiere This Weekend

Dance Concert Set to Premiere This Weekend

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As the Student Dance Concert rehearsal began, the Paul Mellon Arts Center buzzed with energy and resonated with music. The dancers, decked in all-black and accented with touches of color, moved to the rhythm of the beat. On Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, the annual Student Dance ConcertRead More

Community Contemplates Widespread Competition Among Students

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, I examined support systems for mental health at Choate and varying perspectives of students, faculty, and other community members. This week, I explore a factor that many on campus cite as detrimental to mental health: competition, inside and outside the classroom. Over the course of four weeks, IRead More

Choate’s three talented and dedicated golf teams are looking forward to competitive seasons.

Hitting the Links with Choate Golf

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Peace and quiet at Choate seems for many like a dream, but for the members of Choate’s girls’ and boys’ varsity golf teams, it is a reality. While many students athletes are at batting practice, hurdling on the track, or sprinting down the lacrosse field, members of the golf teamsRead More

From the Stage to the Dance Floor with Harley Kirchhoff ’16

From the Stage to the Dance Floor with Harley Kirchhoff ’16

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Fans of The Diary of Anne Frank may remember Mrs. Auguste van Pels, the equally dramatic and comedic character, perfectly brought to life by one of Choate’s most talented actresses. This week we bring to you insight into the life and times of Harley Kirchhoff ’16. Kirchhoff’s passion and dedicationRead More

American Bridges are Falling Down

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although some see the issue of America’s crumbling infrastructure as little more than a talking point for the presidential candidates, it is, in fact, a problem that needs immediate attention for two main reasons: it poses a threat to the safety of everyday Americans, and it stifles further economic growth.Read More