September 28, 2010 2:41am CST
BROTHERHOOD - a pact one swears into when he joins a fraternity - to aid and assist the weary in times of discontent, to live for the service of another, to hold on to the ideals for the betterment of a brother... How noble! Fraternities exist inside the ivy walls, as sacred as a blood compact, bound by omerta or the code of silence. Young men shake hands, acknowledge and respect the organization they have signed their lives into... And yet we had been shocked by deaths due to hazing. How many mothers had cried on the boob tube begging someone to take responsibility for their sons' deaths due to hazing! Years had turned into decades and yet no one ever offered responsibility. Now the frat wars had moved up to a new level. Some coward hidden by a face mask just threw a grenade to a bunch of law students who just finished hurdling the bar exams. A father is now grieving for a daughter who lost her limbs... Brotherhood? What exactly does that mean?
6 Oct 10
i believe that every person has his own reason to join , as well as different environment causes different reasons,,its not just having that Brotherhood THING, for most of the case specially with my friends its a way to belong, its an escape for them not realizing its a trap..i just cant find a good justification to suffice hazing..and that alone would make it a Folly! an affluent disguise for a BROTHERHOOD.!!!!
28 Sep 10
I believe there are legitimate fraternities such as boy scouting and girl scouting. This kinds of organizations are considered to be a fraternity since it is a group with a common goal. However, there are some groups that conotate the word fraternity with hazing which I think is not just proper.
28 Sep 10
I honestly don't think that all fraternities are bad which is why I don't favor the banning of fraternities in schools because if this happens, the students will go underground and violence would be even worse. I do acknowledge the fact that universities should have tighter rules on the activities of fraternities such as the initiation rites. I think it is the responsibility of the school to instill values in their students who are also members of fraternities to avoid incidents like this.