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Fraternity hazing tied to decades of deaths

Fraternities have announced sweeping changes in recent years, but families of young men who have died in hazing-related incidents say it’s not enough.


As first-time students settle in at college campuses each fall, Debbie Smith can’t help but feel dread. In 2005, her son Matthew Carrington started a similar journey at California State University, Chico.

He, like many young men, found himself pledging for a fraternity. That was odd, Smith said, because he had never expressed that much interest in Greek life. But his friend wanted to join Chi Tau, and he convinced Carrington to join him.

They expected collegiality, a place to call home away from home. The virtues of Greek life are supposed to include higher grades and a sense of camaraderie that lasts a lifetime.

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  1. Alcohol should be banned from ALL universities! Those students are really still KIDS! Alcohol should become banned from the earth, because it is a DESTRUCTIVE, TOXIC, DRUG!

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  3. Tabfi replaces maga as Trump's reelection campaign message. Means, take a bullet for Israelis no matter whom they attack. Iran, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Yemen or Palestinians.

  4. Yemen gone ballistic on Saudi Arabia, at there airport. No flights in or out. Hezbollah kills a Israeli general in an armoured vehicle attack. In retaliation for Israelis launching drones into Lebanon. Promises to knock the taste put out their mouths if acts of aggression happens again. Meanwhile both Yemen and Hezbollah have the Saudi Israeli team stacking body bags. Hezbollah has them picking up pieces for close casket funerals.

  5. 1 in every 5 white males in America.

  6. This is terrible.. why would anyone want to get others that drunk ? ?

  7. On a brighter note, if you're reading this, I pray you have a long life full of joy and happiness. Stay in touch!

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