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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

Activism Week Promotes Empathy

Activism Week Promotes Empathy

March 26, 2016 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

After seven days of promoting education and awareness for the LGBTQ community, Activism Week, formerly known as Ally Week, came to a close this past Sunday, October 18. An interactive gender spectrum chart outside the dining hall, a movie screening of Pride, and discussions hosted by several student groups wereRead More

Kayakers: Casual, but Crazy

Kayakers: Casual, but Crazy

March 26, 2016 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

It’s a Tuesday afternoon, but nothing about this day is ordinary. Right here in Connecticut, a team of marine specialists pack in a van, on what seems to be just a typical weekday. This group is heading off on a wild journey that doesn’t guarantee a safe return, and someRead More

Varsity Teams go 3-4 on Andover Day

March 26, 2016 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

Choate students and faculty alike place a tremendous focus on our athletic rivalry with Deerfield Academy. However, a longstanding tradition that is less regarded is Andover Day, the annual day where Choate and the Big Blue face off in a variety of sports. Like previous years, Andover challenged our forcesRead More