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Virginia looks into alleged hazing of Zeta Psi pledge

Supposedly a tradition, the ingestion of soy sauce made the UVA pledge foam at the mouth and played havoc with his chemical balance, according to hospital authorities.

“Court documents show the 19-year-old Zeta Psi pledge was taken to the emergency room after he started seizing, the newspaper reported. At the emergency room, the teen also started foaming at the mouth. He was taken to the intensive care unit and released four days later.”

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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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