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Hockey hazing reportedly turned down several notches

Here is the link to a story in the Montreal Gazette

The problem is that even the minor hazing in PRO hockey sends a message to high school and college athletes that hazing is all fun and games.  But it is a start, and a start is a start is a start. On the other hand, this writer is editorializing that hazing, a crime, isn’t so bad if people cut down a bit.  But then again, no one would say it is ok that someone shoplifts or only once in a while teases pets.  I wish the writer would stick to facts instead of leading impressionable young readers to his own biases.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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