A Psi of Rho-lief: Raising the Curtain on Hazing A couple days before I moved into the residence halls, my friend asked me to join a sorority that has a chapter here at UC Riverside called Gamma Phi Beta. I cringed for a moment and immediately rejected her offer because the only words that came to my mind that are associated with sororities were alcohol, parties, and sex. Before college, I believed that sororities were basically overrated and expensive social clubs that only beautiful, elite girls could join. Greek organizations have such awful reputations for partying, hazing, and disregard for academics. I completely detest the idea of allowing others the power to control me, so why would I join a sorority?
In the past years hazing has considered harmless pranks or comic antic associated within different groups. Hazing takes place in different areas such as college students who join a group and even in high school. Hazing can be a difficult social problem that can be shaped by leader who is operating the group or the organization. While hazing is occurring many people would tell the victims not to tell anyone or they would be hazed longer than others in the group, which can be called the “code of silence”. Hazing doesn’t only apply to men; it applies to women and teenagers.
Statistics show that 60% of teenagers are exposed to some sort of cyber bulling. I would like to quote a terrible incident that my neighbour was a target of serious emotional abuse where she put her home details online and she became of a serious assault and robbery. This has a psychological effect on young people. There are many different psychological problems that children could got through if they have been bullied physically or online things like a lack of confidence or them not wanting to socialize or worst case scenario suicide could occur, there has been a recent case of a girl called Amanda Todd who was bullied in her school and that made her change schools just to receive the same abuse this.
However, Jodi Bearman (one of the chaperones) reported that “the chaperones were not supposed to keep up with their every move,” meaning that the chaperones could say things but it was up to the students to choose their own behavior, and what they did. Police Commissioner Gerold Dompig described that the behavior of the Mountain Brooke students as “wild partying, a lot of drinking, lots of room switching every night.” It was also reported by Dutch and American news that Holiday Inn told them that they were not welcomed next year, because of the kind of behavior that they saw. Two of Holloway’s classmates and closets’ friends, Liz Cain and Claire Fierman, have agreed that the “drinking was kind of extensive”. Holloway was last seen by her classmates outside Carlos n’ Charlie’s bar with three local men, one being Joran van der Sloot. In the Holloway case, the interests that are served in the narrative’s production and reception are the audience that is watching and listening to this tragedy, and the media, and how they put this type of story in the public eye so that the audience can relate and go through the emotions with the victims, feel for them.
“More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries” (The Marin Institute). With a number as high as this, lowering the drinking age would only increase this ongoing problem of underage drinking. It has even been proven by the Marin Institute to be the leading cause of death among teenagers. Many adults feel as if the 18 to 21 age groups cannot handle drinking responsibly, then they should not be permitted to use it. Alcohol is a very serious depressant and one of the leading problems for death (Hanson, 2007).
Social Policy Decisions Paper Patrize P. Stuart BSHS/355 January 27, 2014 Linda Sewerbridges Introduction Since 1982, there were numerous of deaths by traffic which involved many people driving while drunk. A mother took a stand, to do something about drinking and driving. When this mother took a stand, other mother supported her, and took a stand alongside her. She was determining to influence people, to stand with her to stop death due to drinking and driving, other mothers, that had loss children to drunk drivers, channeled their grieve into the fight, that began in the 1980’s. Children under the age of 21, are not allowed to have no alcohol in their system that sit behind the wheel of an automobile.
Elizabeth 09.01.12 Pre-Ged essay MSSD's Bad Girl I was a very bad girl in Model Secondary for the School Deaf (MSSD)'s dorm with my roommates and friends. We did a lot bad things but three things what I did done got me into the trouble stealing pagers, throwing toilet paper soaked with water, and pulling down the for alarm. I were looked back at these actions that I would never do again because I am grown woman. My roommates and I had old sidekick 2’s and we saw some students had sidekick 3 which was newly released phones. I don’t know how it started us talking about it and made a plan to
Rachel Shumate Mrs. Doss English 10 12/5/12 Why People Should Not Drive Drunk Every year 1.5 million people get pulled over for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). One third of those people are repeat offenders, who even though they got pulled over once, go out and drive drunk again because they have no serious punishments (Curran, 1). Drunk drivers should be imprisoned on the first offense because they are endangering the lives of the other people around them. People who are arrested for DWIs are commonly known repeat offenders. About 1.5 million people get arrested for DUI (Driving under the Influence) each year (DeMichele, 1).
In my opinion, I don’t think that this law would be beneficial to anyone and it would not work out in the end. Document 2 is about an exotic danger who accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape, sexual assault and kidnapping at a party. The three players were innocent but there’s not doubt that a lot of underage drinking was apparent that night which impaired the judgement of those 3 boys. “College and university presidents generally agree that binge and underage drinking are the single greatest problems facing their schools, in large part because of all the bad behavior— including rape — that results from excessive and acute drinking on campus”(2). In college, binge drinking is always a problem and the drinking age of 21 is considered a “joke”.