Posts tagged "sororities"

Why I’m Proud, And Sometimes Embarrassed, To Be A Sorority Girl

When I first went into college, I was adamant about not “going greek.” I will not buy my friends and I will not subject myself to the ridicule of being hazed, I thought. I knew some of my girlfriends would decide to join sororities and some would not, but regardless of who came and went,…

By: Katie Oldenburg / September 24, 2014

Miss America Kira Kazantsev Was Expelled From Her Sorority For Hazing

Newly-crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of her sorority in April 2013 for hazing pledges, an investigation by Jezebel has revealed. Kazantsev headed recruitment for Alpha Phi’s Hofstra University chapter when she and her best friend both got the boot for making the pledges’ lives “a living hell,” according to sources. The recruit…

By: Claire Hannum / September 22, 2014

The Frat Behind A Baruch Freshman’s Hazing Death Has Been Banned

After a Baruch College student died in a totally messed up hazing ritual a few weeks ago, the school has taken action by placing a lifetime ban on the frat behind the incident, Pi Delta Psi. Chun “Michael” Deng, a 19-year-old freshman, died on December 8 after participating in an awful, dangerous hazing game at…

By: Claire Hannum / December 20, 2013

A College Freshman Died This Weekend In An Awful Hazing Ritual And It’s Not Okay

Even among the awful hazing stories that seem to make headlines way too often, this one sticks out as particularly atrocious.

Chun Hsien Deng, a 19-year-old Baruch College freshman, died of “major brain trauma” on Monday after partaking in a fraternity hazing ritual on a retreat in the Poconos. Deng was there with…

By: Claire Hannum / December 12, 2013

Would You Bother To Rent Designer Clothes?

Fashion is a mean and fickle industry: You spend one million space bucks on some really fancy designer item, only to be told that it’s “so last season.” That’s where businesses like Rent the Runway come in: They allow you to rent in-season designer garments for the night, or the week or the month so…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 13, 2011