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Old 11-17-2019, 01:00 AM
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Article Suggesting the Rise in Hazing

Caveat: I haven't yet read this article, and frankly, it's too late tonight for me to start tonight. I'm posting it only because when I wait, the article seem to disappear.

An expert in fraternity hazing deaths says coddling parents are part of the problem

"Five young men have died in incidents that appear to be connected to fraternities at colleges across the country so far this fall.
Hank Nuwer, a journalist who has been compiling a database on fraternity deaths for decades, believes over-indulgent parents are partly to blame for a recent uptick in dangerous behavior.
"Parents want to show their love by giving everything everything but old-fashioned lessons in self-restraint," he told Insider...."

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Old 11-17-2019, 05:18 AM
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Weird take on it, but then he is full of weird takes on things.
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:38 AM
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Not much article. A few quotes, and that was it. I'm not sure many people would agree with the conclusion based on this article alone.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:42 AM
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USC alone has 9 student deaths this semester. None Greek related. Overdoses and suicides seem to be primarily cause.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/14/us/ca...ths/index.html

https://www.latimes.com/california/s...misinformation
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:12 PM
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The article doesn't even really seem to address hazing, nor does it have any real direction or show appropriate correlation in its examples (e.g. the college admissions scandal?). It actually seems more focused on alcohol, and I think this might sum up a huge part of the problem:

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Hank Nuwer, a journalism professor at Franklin College, has kept a*database*on fraternity-related deaths dating back to the 1800s.

It shows a pattern of alcohol becoming a problem at fraternities in the 1960s and 1970s, when states started raising the drinking age to 21.

And lately Nuwer has seen a similar trend emerge, which he thinks may have to do with how today's college students were raised. He said he discussed what's behind the recent uptick with one of his college classes.

"I asked my students in an 18-student first-year sports issues class that question today. One said, 'We have too many people today who have not been taught limits. They think all will be fun and not any bad circumstances.' I concur," Nuwer told Insider.
But the thinking that "nothing bad will happen to me" has been a thing, both on and off college campuses, since the dawn of time.
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