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Founded in 2015 by James Rose ’18 and Liza Mackeen-Shapiro ’18, Lorem Ipsum* is a satirical publication written, edited, and published by students of Choate Rosemary Hall to discuss, critique, and illustrate campus and global issues through a humorous lens. Our readership extends beyond the student body, faculty and staff to include alumni, parents, and others not on campus. Although much of our mission centers on providing an outlet to discuss relevant and contentious issues from a satirical perspective, the publication also functions as a form of student entertainment.

Articles are distributed in print issues on campus at regular intervals as well on our website, app, and various social media platforms. The group maintains about a 50+ member team of writers, editors, and other staff, as well as a 250+ member total email list with an average weekly meeting attendance of 40 members. In 2017, the publication added a new team focusing on video content, mainly consisting of student-written skits and unscripted interviews. These videos available are available on YouTube and social media.

Interested students should attend weekly meetings of the club, which occur Tuesdays in the Project Room of St. John’s Hall (Room 306) at 6:45 PM. To submit a piece or be added to the email list, please email us at loremipsum@choate.edu. All quotations, events, and references attributed to real life persons are fabricated for comedic effect, and should not be interpreted as real occurrences. Although all articles are written under pseudonyms, which may or may not remain constant across different print issues, the writers involved in each issue are listed within the issue’s writers’ list, and all positions (“Staff Writer,” “Copy Editor,” etc.) are accurate to the actual authors of pieces. Lorem Ipsum* editors and advisers retain knowledge of the actual writers of each piece.


James Rose ’18, Editor in Chief

Sarah Koljaka ’19, Managing Editor


Reade Ben ’18, Video Content

Zev Nicolai-Scanio ’18, Web Development

Elizabeth Wilson ’18, Communications

Rebekah Agwunobi ’19, App Development

Amelia Berk ’19, Social Media

Ted Wilson ’20, Web Maintenance

Emily Kowallo ’21, Internal Communications


Ms. Isabel Aguirre-Kelly, Adviser

Mr. John Cobb, Adviser

Ms. Kayla Cloud, Adviser

Ms. Marybeth Duckett Ireland, Adviser


Elyse Cornwall ’18, Editor on Call 

Imad Rizvi ’18, Editor on Call


Abigail Drummond ’18, Senior Editor

Nicole Yao ’18, Senior Editor

Rebekah Agwunobi ’19, Senior Editor

Piper Connelly ’19, Senior Editor

Ellen O’Rourke ’19, Senior Editor

Jonathan Wu ’19, Senior Editor


Derek Ng ’20, Copy Editor

Charissa Lin ’21, Copy Editor

Anna Thornton ’21, Copy Editor

Nathaniel White ’21, Copy Editor


Mia Rubinstein ’18, Staff Writer on Call

Neve Scott ’18, Staff Writer on Call

Lucienne Williams ’18, Staff Writer on Call

Daniel Zanuttini-Frank ’18, Staff Writer on Call


Esinam Dunyoh ’20, Distributor

Daniel Heredia ’20, Distirbutor

Video Team

Maxwell Gingher ’19, Videographer

Liam Podos ’20, Videographer


Jack Smoot ’19, Actor

William Staniar ’20, Writer

Faiz Farooqui ’21, Actor

Gideon Reiter ’21, Actor

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Like most website operators, Lorem Ipsum collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Lorem Ipsum*’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Lorem Ipsum*’s visitors use its website.

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