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Cornell Fraternity Chapter on Probation after ‘Pig Roast’ Sex Contest

Cornell Fraternity Chapter on Probation after ‘Pig Roast’ Sex Contest

By Darcey Pittman, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

A Cornell fraternity was put on probation after an offensive ritual was leaked. Here's what NYU's Greek community feels about the news.

Closing Frats Will Not Truly Dismantle Them

Closing Frats Will Not Truly Dismantle Them

By WSN Editorial Board

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

While we agree that Greek life organizations accused of misconduct should be punished and regulated, cutting ties with them completely is the wrong approach.

NYU Fraternities FIJI and PIKE Placed on Inactive Status for Hazing

NYU Fraternities FIJI and PIKE Placed on Inactive Status for Hazing

By Sayer Devlin, News Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

Two NYU fraternities are under investigation for allegations of hazing. Each was recently recognized as inactive by NYU for failure to act in good standing.

Wheaton College Football Criticized After Violent Hazing

Wheaton College Football Criticized After Violent Hazing

By Tori Bianco, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Wheaton College football players are charged after violent hazing incident.

“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

By Zach Martin, Editor-at-Large

September 23, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Andrew Neel's new film "Goat" brilliantly addresses the issue of hazing within university Greek life, but falls shorts in more than a few other ways.

Homosexual hazing rituals in a heteromasculine context

Homosexual hazing rituals in a heteromasculine context

By Diamond Naga Siu, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under News, University News

The Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Department of Social & Cultural Analysis hosted Jane Wards talk on the homosexual nature of hazing rituals.

Sports traditions create dangerous expectations

Sports traditions create dangerous expectations

By Emily Fong, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Sports commentators and fans are doing players a disservice when they call for players to be tough and power through their injuries. Sports can only improve when we treat our athletes better, not worse, and the rules and regulations need to address this treatment more.

Fraternity culture must improve

Fraternity culture must improve

By Annie Cohen, Staff Columnist

December 4, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Fraternities need to change their culture, or should be banned.