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On hazing

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

December 7, 2017

One crisp Seattle autumn morning my freshman year of high school, I awoke early so that two cool upperclassmen, who had claimed me, could throw me in Lake Washington before school. After school, I was shuttled with a freshman crew to the house of another cool upperclassmen, in whose backyard we did things...

Pinging: Rite of passage or ResLife hazing technique?

Illustration:  Julie Peterson

Tristan Gavin

September 6, 2012

In the midst of an investigation of TKE's initiation scandal, the morality of rituals of non-Greek factions on campus has been put under a lens of scrutiny. The sanctity of the residential community has been put into question after an anonymous freshman, hands blistered and eyes still bleary from the...

TKE puts Pio staff on probation

Illustration: Eddy Vazquez

Dana Thompson

October 6, 2011

The Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity has placed The  Pioneer on probation for questionable goings-on during the infamous Pioneer Initiation Week, a representative said on Wednesday. "The initiation is really getting out of hand," a junior TKE member declared in a subsequent press conference. "S...

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