In the most recent issue of the student newspaper at St. Mark’s School of Texas, The ReMarker, an editorial describes the student body’s reaction to a recent hazing assembly thusly: “Students fidgeted uncomfortably and some openly flouted the speaker. It didn’t stop there. Hours after the assembly, inflamed students took to the Internet as many plastered incendiary statuses on Facebook and Gmail.”
St. Mark’s flew in a Dr. Susan Lipkins, a leading hazing expert from New York, to address hazing and bullying with students and parents on Jan. 23. When contacted by Park Cities People, Lipkins would not comment on why the school brought her in, but such a strong student reaction to her message makes the assembly seem like more than a perfunctory one.