Cheerleaders suspended for hazing
I confess that I did not know what ‘hazing’ was when I read this cheerleading story on CBS.
I asked my husband. ‘Do you know what hazing is?’
‘Yes,’ he replied. ‘It’s when people do initiation stuff to the new kids at university in the USA.’
‘Well, the Towson University cheerleaders have just been suspended for hazing,’ I responded.
‘Cheerleaders….’ said he. ‘Is there any footage?’
No, dear readers, none has been released (much to my husband’s disappointment), but this is the story….
Towson University’s national championship cheerleading squad has been suspended from competition for a year for its hazing ritual, the details of which have been withheld.
After learning of the hazing incident, the university launched an investigation and eventually decided to bench the entire team for a full year. (Hazing, by the way, has led to some fatalities in the past, so, in fact, it is no laughing matter….this is the description: Hazing is any action taken or situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule.)
What exactly did the cheerleaders do? The University ain’t saying!
Now for a totally unnecessary and gratuitous picture of cheerleaders 🙂
Labor Day Weekend
It’s a bit like August Bank Holibobs in the UK. This Labor Day I’ll be walking with Ken Ulman in this Labor Day Parade for Maryland in Kensington – lucky gal, aren’t it?!
Happy Labor Day folks! (That’s LABOR and not LABOUR – I keep having to delete that British ‘U’!)