For the second straight week, there will be no game played under Friday night lights for the Wood Memorial High School football team. On Tuesday, East Gibson School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Henry Brewster announced the team would forfeit its Week 2 tilt against Tecumseh High School as the school corporation and Oakland City Police Department investigates allegations of hazing against the past and present members of the football team.
Starting this week, about 20 million students will be arriving on college campuses for the fall semester, and while classrooms fill up, fraternities, sports teams and clubs of all kinds will open their rolls to new students and, inevitably, to initiation rites that can include hazing. Not just embarrassing or humiliating pranks, but physical abuse and serious physical peril, even death.
Was there or wasn’t there hazing at the Streetsboro Marching Rockets High School band camp?
Three former fraternity brothers and the group itself are challenging evidence in the upcoming criminal trial over a pledge's death during a hazing ritual in the eastern Pennsylvania mountains.
The Pocono Record reports a Monroe County judge held a hearing Monday on the challenges filed by the former Baruch College fraternity brothers Sheldon Won, Raymond Lam and Kenny Kwan— and the Pi Delta Psi fraternity, itself.
They want the judge to throw out some statements made to police and other evidence. The judge didn't immediately rule.
A new (graphic) movie is out about hazing at a fictional university. Trailer is below.
WARNING: this trailer is graphic.
Pennsylvania's anti-hazing law got an update last week, making it a misdemeanor crime for middle and high school students in addition to those at colleges at universities.
To better understand the issue of hazing, LNP talked with national advocate and researcher Hank Nuwer. Nuwer is a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana and a founding board member of HazingPrevention.org.
I think the definition is shifting. Hazing, even if silly and bizarre, was supposed to be all about welcoming newcomers. Bullying was to shame and to humiliate newcomers or others perceived to be outside the bully's peer group. Now there is sexual hazing, including rape and sodomy, which in no way can be condoned and does not in the least resemble a practice of welcoming newcomers.
Season 1 of ABC’s drama “American Crime” traced the lives of those affected by a murder, reliable subject matter which the show deftly handled to the tune of critical acclaim and 10 Primetime Emmy nominations. This season, however, the producers made a bold shift, tackling the difficult topic of high school hazing — a narrative that somehow feels both ripped-from-the-headlines and mutually under-publicized. More...