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Rolling Stone article

AboutTheSameAboutTheSame Posts: 621Registered User Member
edited April 2012 in Dartmouth College
Now, this is what I call hard-hitting journalism. (Someone please tell me how to apply the "sarcasm" formatting.)

Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy: Inside Dartmouth's Hazing Abuses | Culture News | Rolling Stone
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Replies to: Rolling Stone article

  • PraxidikePraxidike Posts: 14Registered User New Member
    Agreed. After all the build up, the Rolling Stone article is a complete dud.

    No corroboration whatsoever of the claim of a "kiddie pool" filled with human waste, which is what got Lohse national attention. One (unnamed) source said the pool was filled with hot dogs and other food products, but who cares about that?

    The big question is: why did Dartmouth bring charges based on Lohse's unbelievable rantings in the first place?
  • DartAlumDartAlum Posts: 29Registered User New Member
    In fairness, Dartmouth dropped most of the charges today. Not only were the sources unnammed, it looked to me that they were Just cut and paste quotes from dartblog
  • PraxidikePraxidike Posts: 14Registered User New Member
    They did drop the charges, but just think about what life has been like for the unjustly accused. Not to mention the legal fees.
  • AboutTheSameAboutTheSame Posts: 621Registered User Member
    Excellent response to the article by Lucy Pollard '10 in the D: TheDartmouth.com: Pollard: Muckracking for a Buck
  • ConsolationConsolation Posts: 14,829Registered User Senior Member
    It's too bad the author didn't do a better job researching the article. Talking to a wider variety of fraternity members would have been a good place to start. It is clear that the article presents Lohse's view of frats; for example, she says that leaving aside the "A-side hard guy" houses, "that left SAE." What?? There are a number of other houses, and each of them has its own character. Of course, they probably aren't going to appeal as much to a social-climbing, attention-craving, prestige whore who thinks that the frat rankings on B&B are the be-all and end-all of Dartmouth social life.
  • fromaparentfromaparent Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    Sugar coating is blindness. America, not just American colleges/universities, not just Dartmouth, WAKE UP! The college students, especially, the freshmen and sophomores, are young, and even still teenagers. Their parents and educators have largely abandoned their responsibilities to educate and bring up their growth in spirit and soul. The seniors might just care how their juniors are going to earn money and fame or just simply are selfish to ignore the well-being of the younger generations. Disregarding the such obvious facts that alcoholism, smoking and drug abusing are destroying the human souls, the adults, in the name of promoting independence, give the nods to all such destructive behaviors, across the land, not only on college campus, but also in high school, even middle school, and in their own home.
  • ConsolationConsolation Posts: 14,829Registered User Senior Member
    The college students, especially, the freshmen and sophomores, are young, and even still teenagers. Their parents and educators have largely abandoned their responsibilities to educate and bring up their growth in spirit and soul.

    Speak for yourself. If you have abandoned your child[ren] spiritually, that's too bad. But don't project it on others.
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