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haze

In ophthalmology, a clouding of vision that makes viewed objects appear smoky or indistinct. Opacification of the cornea is the cause.
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30%--College marching band participants who said they were aware of or involved in hazing behaviors
Kazantsev says she was hazed herself as a pledge and that she took part in some hazing activities.
Over the decades there had been dozens of victims of hazing, some had made it to the headlines and had resulted in the imprisonment of perpetrators, but most passed on unnoticed by the public and without action from authorities.
Confirming the punishment, Towson's vice-president of student affairs Jana Varwig said that it is important for students to understand that hazing is not tolerated on the campus, with officials adding that Towson has a zero-tolerance policy toward any kind of hazing.
com/2012-07-11/features/os-famu-ammons-resigns-20120711_1_hazing-death-robert-champion-famu-s-ammons) The Orlando Sentinel reports that Ammons' letter of resignation never specifically mentions hazing, although he does state his wish to help Florida A&M move past the problems it currently faces.
hazing has long been a rite of passage for initiation into some fraternities and sororities; college and high school sports teams and clubs; and the military.
Like many, I just rationalized hazing as part of the culture of the famous Marching 100, the culture of HBCUs, the culture of higher education, the culture of America.
A statewide anti- bullying law, passed by the Legislature in 2009, requires school districts to have policies in place to deal with allegations of hazing, harassment and bullying.
The Calabasas hazing occurred one day after a coach lectured the players against the practice, Stepenosky said.
One way of assessing the prevalence of hazing in sport is to look to the news media.
The Chad Meredith Act, now awaiting the governor's signature, makes hazing in high schools and colleges a crime--even if the victim is a willing participant.