Hazing News

Convicted: Matthew Naquin, LSU Phi Delta Theta

The man who insisted Max Gruver slug grain alcohol after wrong answers to a rigged fraternity quiz now must serve 2.5 years in prison.  The New York Post decries his sentence as a mere “slap on the wrist.”

But for me, it is important that slapped wrist is in handcuffs. –Hank Nuwer

Naquin’s tweets are surprising.

The Matt Naquin @LetMattDoi
#northkorea wouldn’t have time to launch a nuclear strike if we struck now. Better now than when they have ICBMs! Hit them hard


The Matt Naquin @LetMattDoi
Screw #TeamKhabib. Everyone defending him just because

talked smack to hype up a fight? So it’s alright to put Christians down with all the priest talk but say sheep to Muslims and it’s different? Connor McGregor will have his rematch soon, and win.

The Matt Naquin

Let’s fix this North Korea (DPRK) problem while we still can! With each missile test they’re getting more and more advanced! Why wait?


Max left. Matthew right. One life lost. One life disgraced forever. Stop hazing now.


The Gruver family: Steve and Rae Ann. Almost more than anyone can endure.

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. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

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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