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Canada: Frosh Week


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Montreal/Charlottetown: Some students in Quebec were not setting a very good example during Frosh week. Frosh is traditionally a time of parties and student initiation. But, at Bishop’s University, it ended with nine students under arrest. Most are facing alcohol-related charges.

School officials were not impressed. They’ve decided to make changes to the student code of conduct. So if future partiers don’t keep things under control, they could be kicked out of school.

A lot of Universities and Colleges have tried to make Frosh week a much tamer event. At the University of PEI, the week even has a new name, New Student Orientation. It’s still a party but without the alcohol and with fairly strict rules when it comes to student conduct.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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