Monthly Archives: March 2016

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One Year Later: Examining Greek Life at Penn State after the Kappa Delta Rho case

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By Morganne Mallon and Erin McCarthy | The Daily Collegian

On March 17, 2015, a local crime story suddenly transformed into a national headline, calling it another example of fraternities behaving badly. Members of the now-disbanded Kappa Delta Rho fraternity were found to have operated a private Facebook page containing photos of naked, unconscious women that had been taken by members, as well as evidence of hazing and drug distribution.

Now, one year after the initial shock of the case, tempers have cooled and memory of the events have faded from the collective conscience of the university community.

“For a while there, this was the big hot topic. Now we’ve moved on to something else,” said Lt. Keith Robb of the State College Police Department. “I’m sure it hasn’t stopped [at fraternities]. We’re just not looking at it anymore. The media isn’t looking at it anymore, but it’s always there.”

As of now, no one will be prosecuted in the case.

Click here to read the full story at The Daily Collegian

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DA: 3 Charged Following “No Gay Thursday” Hazing At Chester County High School

By Jim Melwert

TREDYFFRIN Twp., Pa. (CBS) — District Attorney Tom Hogan calls this a simple case of ignorance, violence and what he calls a shocking lack of supervision.

It involves players of Conestoga High School’s varsity football team, and a hazing tradition, for lack of a better term, that was known as “no-gay Thursday.”

“No gay Thursday,” according to Hogan, meant things that would normally be considered gay, were not gay when done by upperclassmen to underclassmen in the locker-room.

Examples include a senior walking up behind a underclassman and putting his genitals on the younger player’s head; a freshman being forced to undress an upperclassman, or underclassmen being forced to strip to their underwear and clean the locker-room.

Click here to read full article at CBS Philly

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3 seniors charged with hazing freshman on ‘No Gay Thursday’

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Conestoga High football players charged in ‘No Gay Thursday’ assault

By John Kopp
PhillyVoice Staff

Three Conestoga High School football players are facing juvenile charges for allegedly assaulting a freshman teammate during a weekly hazing ritual dubbed “No Gay Thursday.”

Three senior football players, including a team captain, allegedly penetrated another player with a broomstick after he refused to help other underclassmen clean the team locker room while wearing just their underwear, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan announced Friday.

“The kids knew the locker room was theirs. As anybody who has ever dealt with teenage boys, you know you can’t leave them unsupervised in a group. They are capable of doing sometimes stupid things, sometimes terrible things.” – Thomas Hogan, Chester County DA

The alleged 14-year-old victim, 5-foot-7 and about 160 pounds, was held down by two larger football players – one 6-foot-2, 260 pounds and the other 6-foot-0, 180 pounds – as he attempted to leave the locker room, Hogan said. One of the seniors allegedly ordered another senior to retrieve a broom and shove it up the boy’s rectum.

The senior obliged, Hogan said, and no one came to the victim’s rescue as he screamed in pain. The team’s coaches were not present, Hogan said, noting their offices are located down the hall from the locker room.

Click here to read the full article at Philly Voice

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