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East Carter — some thoughts on the upcoming season

Moderator: I hope East Carter’s opposing schools will talk long and hard to their students about the issues of hazing and sportsmanship. Whatever players do play for ECHS (Missouri) this year will need a lot of courage just to suit up. My hope is that opposing teams will realize this and give them a sportsmanlike greeting. As this note from an ECHS parent said:

“Children can be so cruel ….. I hope what is left of our ball team gets a standing ovation when they walk into a gym of another school. God knows it will take every thing they have to do it!”

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based 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 new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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