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Dangers of Hazing - "Hazing is an extraordinary activity that, when it occurs often enough, becomes perversely ordinary as those who engage in it grow desensitized to its inhumanity." (Hank Nuwer, Wrongs of Passage) This quotation is one that describes one of the numerous effects of hazing. Though hazing is becoming more and more common, it still is not being readily reported. Some reasons, of many, that hazing is not being reported are that the victims of hazing see it as a right of passage, the people who are administering the hazing have been previously hazed, and that the victims are afraid that if the actives find out that they told, the hazing will increasingly get worse....   [tags: Hazing] 593 words
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College Hazing - Hazing in universities across the nation has become an increasingly dangerous ritual that is seemingly becoming more difficult to put an end to due to its development into an “underground” activity. Though a regular activity in the seventies, hazing, a possible dangerous act of initiation to a group, has now become an activity that is banned in thirty-nine states (Wagner 16). However, this ritual has not been stopped or become less severe. In fact it is becoming more dangerous. Since it has been banned, with many colleges imposing their own penalties against those participating in it, many fraternities and sororities have pursued this activity in an underground fashion....   [tags: College University Student Hazing Violence]
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Hazing - Hazing Hazing is one of the fastest rising problems in America. "Hazing" has caused many deaths and psychological problems to its victims. Hazing humiliates, and degrades individuals. People have heard of hazing recently due to the deaths of many kids and teenagers. Hazing used to be thought of as harmless and was considered to be harmless pranks with college students in fraternities. Today, hazing is experienced by boys/men and girls/women in school groups, university organizations, athletic teams, the military, and other social and professional organizations....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Hazing in the Military - ... In General Dempsey’s statement he outlined that, while it appears to be an isolated incident, “This cruel form of misconduct requires an audience to achieve its intended effect of humiliation, every service-member should be aware that participating in hazing or even observing it without reporting it are both wrong. We are duty-bound to protect one another from hazing in any form.” (Department of Defense, 2011). Here he outlines the conflict of values that are central to the issue of hazing in the military....   [tags: Military ]
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Fraternity Hazing - Fraternity Hazing When most people hear the term "hazing" it brings up images of fraternities, or they just don’t know what it is. In even though hazing occurs in many places including fraternities and sororities, the military, athletic teams and student organizations (marching bands) at both the high school and collegiate levels. Many believe that hazing in fraternities and in general are nothing more than silly tricks and harmless pranks like those from the 1980s hit comedy Animal House. The realities of hazing are severely different than the witty images many people associate with them....   [tags: Fraternities Greek Life College Essays]
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The Evils of Hazing - The Evils of Hazing       You have just moved to a new school, and it is the first day.  You thought it was a dream to be on the wrestling team, but in reality it was a nightmare.  After practice, you are hog-tied and beaten by your fellow teammates in a ritual known as hazing.       For many years, hazing has existed in high schools throughout America without many people knowing; more recently, however, laws are being passed against this potentially deadly ritual as people are becoming educated on the topic.  This paper will address what hazing is, how it can be stopped, and my opinion on why it should be stopped....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Ethical Hazing - Ethical Hazing When one hears the word "hazing," the typically first impression is that of a fraternity member with a paddle in one hand, beer in another and a young "pledge" bent over being struck by the wooden paddle. This is defiantly a case of classic hazing, however many other forms have been created and made public in the recent past. Other fields such as military, sorority, high school and athletic teams have begun to come under the same scrutiny fraternities have been for years. For someone who has never been "hazed" the issue can be quite complicated and some ignorant conclusions may be made....   [tags: Papers] 2133 words
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Hazing: Fun-Filled Nightmare - ... Tim Marchell said that one individual will be harmed by a hazing activity that others consider acceptable (Grynberg 3). Unfortunately, once a person is hazed, they are much more likely to haze others as revenge (“Research & Theory 4). Travis Apgar, associate dean of students for fraternity and sorority affairs at Cornell, explained that while some people have the ability to deal with a certain level of physical or mental abuse, other may not be able to deal with the same kind of treatment. (Grynberg 3)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Hazing In The University Environment - ... This new policy in a way acted to create more hazing in fraternities of the time. The question becomes why didn’t they treat it in a much harsher manner and why not target hazing more directly. To understand this question it is necessary to look into more recent actions by the university. The 1950’s-1970’s showed a more dangerous and predominant form of hazing on the university campus. It was a time when it became dangerous and purposeful and planned. The fraternities as a whole hazed and demeaned members greatly....   [tags: Social Studies]
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The Tragedy of Fraternity Hazing - The Tragedy of Fraternity Hazing Hazing (subjecting newcomers to abusive or humiliating tricks and ridicule) has always been seen as a secretive campus activity when it comes to fraternities and pledging. As a result, Dr. Mark Taff resorted in his article that, "..a series of 168 cases of injuries and deaths related to fraternity hazing activities...[occurred] in the United States between 1923 and 1982" (2113). Young college men are being hospitalized and even worse, dying, just for a couple of friends that give them a sense of belonging....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 2113 words
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Hazing A Benefit Or Burden - Hazing: A Benefit or Burden The concept of hazing has long since been a source of debate, yet it has also served as a means of training designed to save lives. Hazing has been around almost as long as mankind but its formal introduction became most apparent in the military. Hazing is used to bring a group of people together as a unit and teach them a great deal of information in a short amount of time. Hazing is designed as a consequence based teaching method where a mistake leads to harassment of some sort....   [tags: essays research papers] 2662 words
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Hazing and the Student’s Consequences - Hazing and the Student’s Consequences I recently enlightened myself to an interesting incident in a small college in northern New York state which brought attention to a subject our country has cursed, loved and fretted about for years – that of hazing. Hazing is defined as: To persecute or harass with meaningless, difficult, or humiliating tasks. To initiate, as into a college fraternity, by exacting humiliating performances from or playing rough practical jokes upon. (Dictionary.com) These “jokes” have affected the lives of a number of people in a large way....   [tags: Essays Papers] 963 words
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Hazing at Fraternities and Sororities - Hazing at Fraternities and Sororities Many pledges join sororities and fraternities in search of friendships that will last throughout life. However, quite a few young people get caught in life-threatening situations because they are not aware of the commitments to which they are swearing themselves. The idea behind joining a house is to form a relationship in which the members are one big family at heart, yet many sorority and fraternity members – while advocating status, popularity, and togetherness -- have betrayed the ideals of Greek life....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1257 words
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Hazing Through Beating as a Right of Passage - Hazing Through Beating as a Right of Passage Hazing has been known as the right of passage into American colleges in the past and even still today. Primarily in fraternities hazing has been more so a problem than any other organization. Most anyone who's seen the classic college movie "Animal House" can recall this famous seen of young Kevin Bacon's paddling during his fraternity pledgeship. In this context, the lines and scenes of hazing are funny to some people; but for others, hazing is an all-too-real problem"(Wolf 1)....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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Fraternities and Why They are Misunderstood - Fraternities and Why They are Misunderstood Fraternities have been a major part of student life at universities all over the world since the beginning of the 20th century. For many students they have offered an improvement in social life, more friends, opportunities for athletics, and a great sense of brotherhood. Unfortunately, since their beginning fraternities have been questioned about their activities. Many people today think that they subject their members to harmful acts better known as "hazing." Massachusetts General law defines hazing as: [A]ny conduct or method of initiation into any student organization, whether on public or private property, which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any student or other person"(Anti- Hazing Policy)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Having Our Say by Sadie and Bessie Delany - Having Our Say by Sadie and Bessie Delany The social, cultural and political history of America as it affects the life course of American citizens became very real to us as the Delany sisters, Sadie and Bessie, recounted their life course spanning a century of living in their book "Having Our Say." The Delany sisters’ lives covered the period of their childhood in Raleigh, North Carolina, after the "Surrender" to their adult lives in Harlem, New York City during the roaring twenties, to a quiet retirement in suburban, New York City, as self-styled "maiden ladies." At the ages of 102 and 104, these ladies have lived long enough to look back over a century of their existence and appreciate the value of a good family life and companionship, also to have the last laugh that in spite of all their struggles with racism, sexism, political and economic changes they triumphed (Having Our Say)....   [tags: Having Our Say Literature Essays]
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Exemplification Essay: Greek Organizations Should NOT be Part of the College Experience - College life brings many thoughts to mind…friendships, football , pizza, late nights, parties, fraternities, sororities, as well as racial discrimination, binge drinking, hazing and dying. The latter part of this list may not come naturally to most people, but they are frightening realities of the Greek system. Parents send their children to college assuming they will be in a safe, educational environment while enjoying all the benefits campus life has to offer, including fraternities and sororities....   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 1037 words
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