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Old 09-20-2017, 09:56 PM   #11
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Yeah this is really bad. Hope the punishment is severe.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:32 AM   #12
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Hazing is a college ritual which has led to causing freshmen sports-sorority/fraternity pledges to perform or permit some extremely dangerous and demeaning things, and in the most severe cases, has led to second-degree murder, manslaughter, suicide, sickness, overdoses, alcohol poisoning, rape, and/or disfigurement. Especially in the oldest former same-sex universities, and Ivy League colleges where hazing is probably more prevalent. The lingering emotional effects can last loong past the time spent in school, and probable lifetimes, like the legendary "skull and crossbones" fraternity/society, that probably was/is not unlike becoming a made man in La Cosa Nostra.

Several years ago, I seem to recall reading an article where a UM fraternity destroyed a northern MI hunting/skiing lodge (or similar), but don't remember what, if anything, was done about catching/punishing the perps.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:56 PM   #13
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Hazing is a college ritual which has led to causing freshmen sports-sorority/fraternity pledges to perform or permit some extremely dangerous and demeaning things, and in the most severe cases, has led to second-degree murder, manslaughter, suicide, sickness, overdoses, alcohol poisoning, rape, and/or disfigurement. Especially in the oldest former same-sex universities, and Ivy League colleges where hazing is probably more prevalent. The lingering emotional effects can last loong past the time spent in school, and probable lifetimes, like the legendary "skull and crossbones" fraternity/society, that probably was/is not unlike becoming a made man in La Cosa Nostra.

Several years ago, I seem to recall reading an article where a UM fraternity destroyed a northern MI hunting/skiing lodge (or similar), but don't remember what, if anything, was done about catching/punishing the perps.
the ski lodge thing was extensively covered in the freep and Detroit News. I think the houses involved got booted off campus. IIRC, the lodge was trying to bring criminal charges, but the kids who did the worst of it refused to come forward and the rest of them wouldn't rat out their bros.

UM actually had a pretty low tolerance for fraternity hijinks when I was there, and I assume it's only gotten lower since then.
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the ski lodge thing was extensively covered in the freep and Detroit News. I think the houses involved got booted off campus. IIRC, the lodge was trying to bring criminal charges, but the kids who did the worst of it refused to come forward and the rest of them wouldn't rat out their bros.

UM actually had a pretty low tolerance for fraternity hijinks when I was there, and I assume it's only gotten lower since then.

I haven't read the News or Freep much in print or text since the strike of the mid-90s, except for news/sports articles linked by other sites/forums online. But in hindsight, I imagine that the strike would not have occurred, had the unions known in advance what utter devastation that the advent and proliferation of broadband internet would cause to subscription print media in the 21st century.

I subscribed to Wired, RS, Alternative Press, Spin, HuH, Goldmine, Music Video Monthly, Entertainment, Consumer Reports, and Newsweek in the 90s, but by '04, none.
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