hazing

  • Greek Speak: What’s With All The Negativity?

    Greek Speak: What’s With All The Negativity?

    Hazing. It’s a touchy subject, and by “touchy” I mean one that we never want to touch on… or ever be a part of. I happen to come from a very anti-hazing chapter and university, both of which take ample precautions to eliminate hazing. Yet at colleges across the country, hazing still exists. And it exists in student groups and organizations that don't have Greek letters in their names.

  • Here’s a Sign Hazing Has Gone Too Far

    Here’s a Sign Hazing Has Gone Too Far

    No matter the size of the school or the type of environment, every student wants to find her place: lifelong friends, fun activities, and a sense of belonging in a brand new setting away from protective parents and high school stereotypes. But is such a prize worth the price?

  • Hazing Is More Serious Than You Think

    Hazing Is More Serious Than You Think

    Whether you’re a member of a sorority, sports team, or more unofficial group, think twice before you haze – it's way more serious than it seems at first glance. Some people see hazing as a rite of a passage, a tradition, or something that will make people stronger and more committed.

  • Candy Dish: Um, Glee is Getting Weird

    Candy Dish: Um, Glee is Getting Weird

    • Why are the Glee kids doing such weird photo shoots? • 10 reasons shoes are better than men • The Harry Potter cast is almost TOO good looking • Why do high school girls keep hazing each other? • Angelina actually sounds like a normal mom • An Anchorman audition tape surfaces • How to snack healthy throughout the day

  • Yes Means You’re Idiots

    Yes Means You’re Idiots

    This past weekend, the Delta Kappa Epsilon chapter at Yale University led pledges across campus, blindfolding them and forcing them to chant "No means yes, yes means anal." The boys were led across Yale's Old Campus, which is where the majority of freshman females live. The pledges also shouted about necrophilia -- you know, that charming habit of having sex with corpses.

  • Rutgers Reminds Us: Why Do We Haze?

    Rutgers Reminds Us: Why Do We Haze?

    What is the meaning of a sorority exactly? As an outsider, a self proclaimed anti-sorostitute, I’ve never really understood the purpose. It’s a “special bond” they tell me. A “sisterhood” they say. Here is what I know: I have a sister, and I have never struck her with a paddle 201 times in one week.

  • Would You Stop Hazing?

    Would You Stop Hazing?

    Unfortunately, hazing and college go together almost as seamlessly as Solo cups and Natty Light. Fraternities and sororities get most of the attention, but hazing...

  • Candy Dish: Um, Who is Joaquin Phoenix, Anyway?

    Candy Dish: Um, Who is Joaquin Phoenix, Anyway?

    Wait, was Joaquin Phoenix working? Angels and Demons: from awesome book to awesome movie? Joe the Plumber now Joe the Plumber/Country Star and no longer...

  • Princeton Hazes Freshmen

    Princeton Hazes Freshmen

    When I was pledging my sorority Freshman year – for 10 freaking weeks – all I could think about was the day it would all...

  • Frat Boys Attempt to “Calm Down” Their Image

    Frat Boys Attempt to “Calm Down” Their Image

    When I think of fraternities, I often think in images; beer pong tables, guys running around without pants, pledges standing out in the rain and...