Stop School Sports Hazing to Protect Victims -- And Your Football Season

by Webmaster9/1/2016

While school sports hazing is being taken more seriously than in the days when I first started covering it, violence and sexual assault in the presumed name of building team unity is still a big problem, in part because there are still plenty of adults unwilling to take the necessary steps to stamp it out. (That’s in part because hazing as a form of initiation is so ingrained, and if you don’t believe me, here is a list of hazing deaths – since 1838.)

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Hazing Allegations Leave Wood Memorial Faithful Shocked, Dismayed

by Webmaster8/24/2016

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.

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Parents, students upset over Streetsboro Marching Band hazing accusations

by Webmaster8/18/2016

Was there or wasn’t there hazing at the Streetsboro Marching Rockets High School band camp?

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U. of C. student sues fraternity over incident of hazing

by Webmaster7/29/2016

A University of Chicago (U. of C.) student is suing the Illinois chapter and national organization of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

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Police charge two Towson students in fraternity hazing incidents

by Webmaster7/28/2016

Baltimore County police charged two Towson University students Wednesday in a fraternity hazing incident that left a 19-year-old hospitalized.

Evan Palmer Francis and Alexander James Cantor, both 21, were charged with hazing and reckless endangerment. The university suspended the fraternity until the 2021-22 academic year in April after information about the incident came to light. 

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Did Broward high school coach approve of graphic hazing?

by Webmaster6/23/2016

COOPER CITY, Fla. - The parent of a South Florida high school student complained to local authorities after she says her son was the victim of a hazing incident.

The parent said her son, a member of the Cooper City High School baseball team, was hazed by teammates during a road trip to a tournament in Altamonte Springs the week of March 21-25.

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office report, the student told his mother that five teammates came into his room and pulled his underwear down before he was able to fight them off.

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Q&A with expert Hank Nuwer

by Webmaster5/31/2016

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. 

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Radford fraternity suspended during hazing investigation

by Webmaster4/14/2016

RADFORD, Va. (AP) - Radford University says a fraternity has been suspended for two months while officials investigate hazing allegations.

Media outlets report that Pi Kappa Phi's national office is investigating the allegations at its Radford chapter. University spokesman Joe Carpenter says the university is conducting its own investigation.

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Student Allegedly Forced To Eat Cat Food In Towson University Hazing Incident

by Webmaster4/7/2016

The investigation continues into an alleged hazing incident off-campus at Towson University. Now this is more fallout for the fraternity allegedly involved. The fraternity is still suspended at Towson, but it’s not the first time. Other TKE chapters have been banned from campuses across the country. Towson University and Baltimore County police are still investigating claims that a student was nearly poisoned while pledging the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. “

Everyone here knows now. But had that not come to light, nobody would know about it. They would still be here,” said Jared Welsh, student.

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