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Volume 63: Haz-ing Has Become Haz-y

December 21, 2011

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It's a curious word: Haze. It can mean so many things. At its mildest, it means "vagueness or obscurity, as of the mind or perception." At its worst, it means "to subject (freshmen, newcomers, etc.) to abusive or humiliating tricks and ridicule". But, is that really descriptive of the worst hazing can be? I mean, "tricks and ridicule" is hardly what ended the life of Robert Champion. Tricks and ridicule don't get students in jail, university Presidents in peril, and parents in a panic. No, the vagueness and obscurity by students committing these deplorable acts is why Haz-ing Has Become Haz-y.