Articles by: Leland Ben '17

Two Strangers, Ten Minutes, One Question

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Leland Ben ’17, a two-year senior from Loudonville, N.Y., and Katrina Gonzalez ’17, a four-year senior from Greenwood, S.C., crossed paths for the first time when they met last Saturday in a Lanphier Center classroom. They were given one topic to discuss. Here is an abridged transcript of their conversation.Read More

Choate Has a Liberal Revolution and Not Everyone is on Board

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Choate’s version of the First Church of Progressivism and its very secular and sexual sacraments. Over the past year, Americans have been witness to a vast amount of social change, from the legalization of gay marriage to the opposition of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” toRead More

Want to Stop Gun Violence? End The War on Drugs

Want to Stop Gun Violence? End The War on Drugs

March 26, 2016 at 11:37 pm 0 comments

The grossly oversimplified politicization of the recent massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon has again sparked a national conversation on the effectiveness of ‘common sense’ gun control laws. The proposed measures, however, are abstract, cater to individuals, and impractical.  Gun violence statistics point to a more dire issue: homicidesRead More