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At Choate and elsewhere, suicidal talk pops up in everyday conversation over topics like classes and grades.

The Danger of Suicidal Language in Casual Conversation

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although most of us welcome a good joke in casual conversation, certain humor crosses the line from being funny to being threatening. Though Choate advises its students to avoid using derogatory language, it is really up to the students to recognize the effects that their jokes have on the mentalRead More

The Case for Keeping Quiet

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the previous issue of The Choate News, Anselm Kizza-Besigye ’17 wrote an Opinions piece titled “The College Conundrum,” and in it, he explored the often harmful ways with which we approach conversations about college applications and decisions. As no words of my own can capture the eloquence with whichRead More

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

Two Strangers, Ten Minutes, One question

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Varshini Kumar ’17, a four-year senior from League City, TX, and Edward Rakphongphairoj ’17, a three-year senior from Bangkok, Thailand, had never spoken before when they sat down together in a Lanphier Center study room a few weeks ago. They were given one issue to discuss. Here is an abridgedRead More