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“Dartmouth's Secret Hazing Hell” article by former Dartmouth student in
this month's (April 12, 2012) Rolling Stone magazine. You'll
think twice about applying to Dartmouth. It's a huge
|That article is a gross exaggeration (like most R.S. articles) of fraternity life on campus. I was in a house (not the one in the article) and we had no hazing, almost no binge drinking, and no smoking (house rule).|
|I echo the above response. I was in a sorority and I didn't experience any hazing. In fact, almost all of our pledge activities were optional. A lot of my male friends were in fraternities and none of them experienced any hazing either. If you google the author, Andrew Lohse, you'll find out that he was arrested for using cocaine and kicked out of his fraternity two years before that article was published.|
|I'm a bit confused by your comment. You gave Dartmouth an "F" because of an incident that has been cleared up by the commenter above me?|
|"Cleared up" nothing. I think it's pretty clear that Dartmouth kids are extremely conscious about their image as an elite school, so much so that they would say pretty much anything to try to discredit Andrew Lohse's RS interview which makes Dartmouth look very bad, and pulls the wool off the BS you all tell outsiders to try to cover up the wormwood underneath. Some of the other negative comments on this site back Lohse up, and even some of the COMMENTERS on the original RS article back it up (one guy said "pretty much accurate." followed by a sarcastic "sorry for partying." http://jezebel.com/5897558/dartmouth-frat-bros-bro-memoir-will-one-day-polarize-bros-everywhere).
And "almost all of our pledge activities were optional?" "none of them experienced any hazing either?" Yeah right. Who's ever heard of a sorority with all optional pledge activities, or an ivy league school without any hazing rituals in their Greek system? Are you serious??
A lot of college kids (probably especially so at 'elite' institutions, where the pressure to represent your school well is high) are desperate to belong to a group and project a good image to the outside world, so much so that to some the image is far more important than the reality. People in their late teens and early twenties lie about themselves all the time to try to impress people or hide perceived flaws about themselves. Do you all really think that we are all so gullible that we would believe this is all just 'made up,' and that one person's comment on a college review site 'clears up' a highly publicized and controversial exposition of Greek life at one of the most elite schools in the nation? If so, how the hell did you even get IN to Dartmouth??
And by the way, this is another commenter, not the person who wrote this review, just so there's no confusion.|