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Deleted photos of Pi Kappa Mu parties at Presbyterian College following death of Kyle L. Allen

Anticipating an uproar following the alcohol-related death of Kyle Allen at Presbyterian College, the chapter yanked down its web site with pix such as these:

Pi Kappa Alpha (Mu Chapter) Toga Party Photos

Click on individual photos to separate the numerous PhiMu Presybyterian party pix from those on other sites. I kept SAFE SEARCH on by the way when Googling.

Read the entire opinion column for serious questions the media needs to ask President Griffith, the Honor Council, Greek Affairs staff and especially, the media who covered this death and allowed itself to print press releases about the death instead of taking the opportunity to look at the larger issue of smart, promising student athletes like Kyle L. Allen dying so young and tragically. The photos show the Mu chapter and Presbyterian party culture. It is no different at many colleges. The death needs to be examined as a social trends opportunity to address so-called “binge drinking.”  Elsewhere on my site you can find tons of materials on alcohol education. Personally, I’d like this to be the last tragic death from alcohol we in the USA ever see. It won’t happen if newspaper editors keep calling this death “an accident”  as the coroner euphemistically terms it.

Please thoughtfully read the entire column here.


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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