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Pledge Master

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The Pledge Master serves as the single most important component of fraternal pledgeship. All pledge programs incorporate an exclusive brother who leads each pledge class through their semester-long pledgeship, and eventually into the brotherhood. The ironies and intricacies of the position are truly creative. WARNING: This post is the first of it’s kind. We’re not holding anything back. It’s a spoiler alert for those #49 future frat-stars out there reading this. While the #16 importance of secrecy is key for all brotherhoods out there, it’s time we let people know the truth. Read the full story

Sports Hazing: New York Yankees

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While every college and university across the country cuts down on the hazing, the media drools over the countless hazing practices that go on in professional sports. By no means are they harking upon it. Hell no, it’s just a joke to society. Why then can’t universities have the same attitude towards fraternal hazing? #6 Even the great Tim Tebow gets hazed, so do the rookies of the New York Yankees. Let’s take a look at a few quality pictures. They’re definitely worth a look. In my opinion, there aren’t many ways to humble a multi-millionaire. No worries, hazing does the trick. Read the full story

Underground Fraternities

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It’s a sad realization that universities all across the country are cutting down on the sacred tradition that we call hazing. They don’t appreciate the intricacies of the ritual, nor truly understand #41 why we haze. The unfortunate result of society’s trend is a solid kick in the nuts. Fraternities everywhere are being kicked off campus, shut down and revoked of their national charter. With Greek life dwindling, fraternities are forced to survive underneath the public eye. Yet, when times get tough, fraternities always find a way. The Brotherhood always wins. Read the full story

Big Brothers

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Each pledge is given a slight glimmer of hope throughout their semester of hell. While a pledge and his pledge class will become unified in their position against the brotherhood, a small group of brothers will serve as allies for the youngsters. A big brother is a much-needed ally for each pledge. Within the first few weeks of pledgeship, each pledge is given (or chooses) a big brother. While there are a few rules to go along with the process, the theory is priceless. Your big brother will help you along the way. We all know a pledge needs all the help he can get. Once your big brother is chosen, the shit-show of all shit-shows occurs. That’s what we call Big Brother Night.

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Quote of the Day

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“No matter how big of a hard-ass you are, initiation might bring a tear to your eye. You’ve survived the hardest semester of your life; you deserve to show a little emotion.” Read the full story

Pledge Attire

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The entire pledging process involves a handful of nuances and rules that are merely made to be a major pain in the ass. From designated driving to serving dinner, the process as a whole incorporates both brotherhood necessity and brotherhood enjoyment. Believe it or not, pledges are used to positively enhance society. To separate those brave souls who are trying to join the brotherhood, we have pledge attire. In this case, outfits serve a handful of purposes. Let’s talk about it… Read the full story

Charlie Sheen: Celebrity Frat-Star

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It’s truly difficult to not give Charlie credit. Well, it’s the Brotherhood’s turn. Pledging Sucks is about fraternities, hazing, pledgeship and the sort. Where does Charlie fit in? Fucking everywhere. He embodies all that we preach, and never stops winning. Let’s take a look at some of his memorable quotes. Give him credit, he deserves it. Once a frat-star, always a frat-star. Read the full story

PledgeMaster’s Advice: When Does Hazing Go Too Far?

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It’s a fair question, and one that needs to be answered. There have been a few emails and submissions all revolving around the same topic. When is hazing too much? We’ve given you a ton of cases when #23 hazing crosses the line. If death comes into the picture, it’s an obvious decision. Yet, there are a handful of stories that enter a murky, iffy territory where the line isn’t so black-and-white. Even when death isn’t in the picture, can hazing go too far? I’ll throw down the best advice I’ve got. As always, sound off in the comments below… Read the full story

IN THE NEWS: TKE Initiation Hazing Allegations

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Hazing has and always will be a hot topic at all colleges and universities across the country. The most recent story in the news comes from Whitman College, a private college in the state of Washington.  TKE, Tau Kappa Epsilon, is in hot water in numerous respects. A pledge ratted on the brotherhood giving unique details in a lengthy report. Sound familiar? Mandatory cooking of breakfast and a side of verbal abuse pushed this pledge over the edge. The story hit less than a week ago. Check out the article after the jump. Read the full story

The Future Frat-Star

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Ever wonder where the brotherhood originates? I lose sleep over this exact question every night. With every new year comes a brand new batch of collegiate freshman. Fresh out of high school, a new line of guys enter the system to one day take the place of those today. Although pledgeship perfects those who are willing and able to join the greatest brotherhood on earth, the fraternal seed has to be planted way before leaving mommy and daddy. The under-performing brothers are those who only consider pledging once they’ve graduated. We’re talking about the future frat-stars here, those guys in high school who know their path, and get one hell of a head start before their balls drop. They’re unique, and they’re the leaders that each fraternity strives to grab during rush. Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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We’ll take a page out of the Brotherhoods’ favorite piece of art, Animal House:

Otter: Flounder, I am appointing you pledge representative to the social committee.

Flounder: Gee Otter, thanks. What do I have to do?

Otter: It means you have to drive us to the Food King.

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Submitted Story: Pledge-In-Progress

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When the semester began, an anonymous reader shot me an email with a few questions and comments revolving around pledgeship. His fear of the unknown was typical, and by the looks of it, he seems to be doing fine. We asked the brave soul to keep us updated with his pledgeship as the semester goes on. If you have any story of your own, feel free to shoot me an email or submit a story. Right after the jump, you’ll read his pledge-in-progress update. If you’ve got a nutsack, you’ll sound off in the comments below: Read the full story

IN THE NEWS: Sorority Hazing Scandal

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Back to the headlines, the latest hazing story In The News comes from the University of Maryland. Maybe I’m just naive, but isn’t the bulk load of hazing supposed to come from fraternities? I don’t know whether to love or hate this. Long story short, a few sisters whipped out the paddle on a new initiate. Three girls, one paddle? Not so sexy with reports of punching and choking. Check out the video and news article after the jump… Read the full story

Awkward Transition

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The transition period between Pledge and Brother creates an eloquent awkwardness. It’s truly difficult to explain. For months, a pledge rivals his position as the scum of the earth. The Brotherhood makes life miserable. It’s inevitable that each and every pledge should hold a grudge upon the very brothers they’re fighting so hard to join. It’s masochism at its best. Yet, the awkward transition from pledgeship to brotherhood is one of social bliss. Unless you’ve done it, you’ll never know just how weird it feels. I’ll do my best to put it into words… Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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“Pledgeship parallels a glorified ROTC. The yelling, physicality and mental torture seem all too similar. Such hardship forces unity, and makes you respect your letters when all is said and done.” Read the full story

14 Most Brutal Hazing Rituals

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Hazing? Never heard of it. Who hazes? Well, for those who believe in the ludicrous myth that fraternities and sororities carry on the age-old tradition of hazing, here’s your glorified top-10 list. Make that 14. With the help of Ranker.com, we’ve compiled the top-14 most brutal college hazing rituals. Take it with a grain of salt as the sorority chicks are thrown into the mix. We’ve left out the obvious hazing rituals that straight-up kill pledges. These combine the most well-known, yet brutal techniques out there. If we’ve missed your favorite, speak the fuck up by sounding off in the comments… Read the full story

Hazing Visualized

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It’s one thing to read about it, it’s a completely different thing to see it. We searched the web for the classiest hazing pics out there. While the Brotherhood represents the great majority of hazing in society, you have to respect the Sisterhood in their leaked pics. Their downfall? Every damn girl loves their camera, and loves Facebook way too much. The result? More than enough pictures to go around for you to feast your eyes upon. Enjoy. Read the full story

IN THE NEWS: Sports Program Canceled Due To Hazing Incident

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Due to a few recent incidents of hazing that have hit national spotlight, we’re going to run a weekly article revolving around hazing and pledgeship in the news. Because of our creativity, we’re titling it In The News. Innovative, I know. Well, our first edition travels to bum-fuck-nowhere in the small college town of Middlebury, Vermont. Only the classiest sporting teams get their seasons canceled due to hazing. Check out the story… Read the full story

Anonymous: Bullet Pointed Pledgeship

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As promised, the Brotherhood will be heard. An anonymous submission just came our way in classy bullet-point form. Like all submissions requesting to be kept under wraps, we’ll honor the wish. Not to worry, there’s no name needed. This ex-pledge turned brother gave us a run-down on the highlights of his fall pledgeship. Hazing galore. There’s nothing greater than someone spilling it all for the comic relief and education of all of us. With line-ups, cold weather, and a quality mind fuck, this submitted story is damn well-rounded. Check it out after the jump… Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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“Some college overachievers garner their degree in the typical fields of real-world bullshit. Yet, only the best graduate with an Honors Degree in Fratting. Others might call it Fraternal Education, with minors in Keg Stands, Sex Education and Alcohol Consumption. Either way, the classes along the way are priceless.” Read the full story

Why We Haze

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Society consists of an overwhelming amount of anti-hazing douche-bags. Wherever the pre-conceived notions came from, it’s pretty fucking obvious that the haters of hazing can be sourced back to GDI college life. Only those who have experienced all that pledgeship and brotherhood entails can truly comprehend the value and importance of hazing. We’re not talking about the pussy fraternities who choose to form unity through trust falls and guided reading programs. We’re talking about classic, Animal House fraternities. In our modern day-in-age, society throws roadblocks at our age-old system of unity. They just don’t understand why we haze… Read the full story

PledgeMaster’s Advice: When should I pledge?

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True frat-stars don’t think twice about this one. When a chick asks if you want to stick it in her ass, do you hesitate? No, you jump in that shit (literally). Too much? Anyways, you get the point. If the opportunity presents itself to fuck the girl of your dreams, do you twiddle your thumbs? Absolutely not. Becoming apart of the greatest Brotherhood known to mankind rivals that of any slampiece out there, and there’s no point in hesitating. On the other spectrum, you might just have a reason to think for a second. Let’s take a look at the common dilemma between rushing spring or fall, and when exactly you should pledge when you’re in college. All hardass comments aside, here’s the best advice… Read the full story

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Anticipation of Pledgeship

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Making the transition from high school hot-shot to university frat-star isn’t one of ease. For all you cocky shitheads who think that high school stardom matters, you’re so fucking wrong it’s not even funny. The Brotherhood salivates for pledges like you. There are two sides to the anticipation story. If you’re a freshman about to pledge, it’s a combination of excitement and fear. If you’re in the Brotherhood, the anticipation of pledgeship mirrors that of the night before Christmas. Whether you’re shitting your pants or planning your new hazing technique, the anticipation of pledgeship is classic. Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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“Don’t let Rush fool you. The Brotherhood puts on a glorious front, all for the sake of recruitment. All the beer, liquor and women in the world will be thrown your way. But alas, the Brotherhood might be nice now, but in due time, you’ll be their bitch.” Read the full story

FAQ: Fraternity Edition

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Let’s face it, unless you’re currently in a fraternity, you don’t know shit about one. Seriously, Greek life has and always will remain private and exclusive. And fuck, we like it that way. Well, for all you naive youngsters chomping at the bits to join the greatest unified group of bros in the world, we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions revolving around fraternities and pledgeship. With a little advice, you just might survive. Don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at PledgeMaster@PledgingSucks.com if you have any other questions. As always, sound off in the comments below. Read the full story

New Year, New Semester, New Pledge Class

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Frat stars don’t make resolutions. Why not? Because frat stars live the life of their dreams, and they don’t need to make a bullshit promise to improve what’s already the best. Cocky? Abso-fucking-lutely. The New Year doesn’t represent shit for a bro, only the fact that his liver survived another year of binge drinking, his dick hasn’t fallen off from the constant fucking, and his GPA has scratched the surface of satisfactory to keep him in college yet another year. Get the picture? Good. With that said, with every New Year comes a new semester, and most of all, a brand new pledge class. Welcome, spring pledges. Read the full story

Taking Advantage of Pledges

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Pledgeship remains shitty for many reasons, but one more than any other: the Brotherhood uses their pawns for all they’re worth. Pawns…pledges…same thing. In other words, pledges aren’t pointlessly hazed (well, most of the time). We’re not talking about making a pledge wipe a brother’s ass after he shits. Although that might be productive and useful, it’s not where we’re going with this. There are countless ways to make your college life better than ever, all thanks to our little helpers. Our friends over at College Party Guru made it happen, filling us in on all the greatest ways a college party can benefit from those naive youngsters fighting to join the greatest Greek community on earth. You ask why pledging sucks? Well here are just a few of the countless reasons. Just remember, pledges do what they do for the end result of being able to do such things to others. Make sense? It’s an endless list. Cheers to being mind-fucked.

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GDI’s Story: Volunteer Pledge

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As promised, the Brotherhood will be heard. A recent submission came our way from J-Mulde, an anonymous GDI from an unknown college. Sound fishy? Here’s what he has to say about his desires to pledge:

“I’m a GDI, unfortunately, but very pro-fraternity. I’ve been fascinated by the process of pledging for a long time, probably since I saw ‘The Class of 44’ as a kid. Mainly, I’m interested in initiation activities designed to humble the pledges and entertain the actives. I’ve often wondered about the possibility of going through the process, either as part of a pledge group or just on my own, volunteering for a customized version of it strictly to let the brothers have some laughs…” Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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“This New Year, let’s take a moment to cherish our abilities to haze balls without going to jail. The Brotherhood always wins.”

Amateur “I Hate Pledges” video after the jump. Why would someone put time into this?

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Frat Hazing Video Parody

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YouTube offers some of the greatest, and some of the worst home videos you’ll ever see. Surprisingly, there is very little video content revolving around pledgeship. I’m not counting the endless bullshit “anti-hazing” news reports. Fucking bro haters. But hey, we don’t worry about those, now do we? How about a fraternity hazing skit that dealvs into religious slander? Classic. Check it out right after the jump… Read the full story

Pledgeship Is A Party

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With countless hazing horror stories plaguing all that is Greek life, some tend to forget how kick-ass a semester of pledgeship can be. Ask anyone who has endured it; it’s worth every second. With the New Year right around the corner, let’s not forget to count our blessings. For all the newly initiated pledges, welcome to the Brotherhood. For all who are waiting until Spring to pledge, enjoy the holiday while it lasts. Pledgeship is a party, so start preparing accordingly. On another note, don’t you want to see a pledge chug a bottle of maple syrup Super-Trooper’s style? It’s our little Christmas present to you right after the jump. Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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“Pledgeship is the best time you’ll never want to have again. It’s a semester-long party of losing your virginity, except you’re the one getting fucked.”

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Fraternity Glory Days Part II

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There’s something oddly appealing about celebrities, whether it be a juicy background story, illicit sex scandal or latest purchase in Beverly Hills. Let’s take a slightly more badass look at our most beloved celebs. Ever wonder if the icons of today knew how to funnel a beer, haze a pledge or sport the greatest Greek letters? We’ve got just the answer.

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Quote of the Day

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“Cold weather unifies a pledge class like nothing else. A frosty dip in the pool at 30-degrees never hurt anybody, right? With snow in hand, hazing just got a whole lot more interesting.” Read the full story

Fratty Vocabulary

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It’s not everyday that we learn a new word or two. I’d be willing to throw down a few bucks to bet you’ve never heard of some of these. Quite possibly the greatest list of vocabulary words I’ve run across. Specializing in fraternities and sororities, these slang words perfectly encompass all that is Greek Life. It’s oh-so-fratty: Read the full story

Anti-Hazing Douchebags

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Also known as GDI’s, Anti-Hazing Douchebags are all those opposed to the sacred ritual of hazing a pledge’s balls off. Who would ever disagree with such time-honored tradition? But hey, we can always embark upon ropes courses, trust falls and pledge class dinners to build unity, right? Fuck no, that’s not an option. All those opposed to the manly essence that is pledgeship should stop wasting their time worrying about the frat life they’ll never be able to live. Don’t rain on our parade of alcohol, women and hazing, that’s just not cool. Read the full story

Urban Dictionary: Frat Edition

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Public opinion can truly blow your mind a time or two, and nothing’s better than an online dictionary that defines the greatest terms known to man. Of course Greek-life will make its presence known, and of course these responses are the classiest out there. From fratastic to sorostitute, let’s take a look at how Urban Dictionary defines the most popular names surrounding Greek life. Until the day I die I’ll support the frat-life, so don’t bite me for the bashing definitions of all-things-Greek. It’s not my opinion, and this shit is just too priceless to keep hidden: Read the full story

What pledge were you ?

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So you’ve heard it all. Pledgeship encompasses every type of fired-up freshman known to man. We could talk all day long, but we want to know about you… Read the full story

Brother Hazing

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For all you naive folk out there, pledges aren’t the only ones getting their shit rocked. Think about it, pledgeship only lasts for a few months. What the hell is the brotherhood supposed to do without pledges to haze? It’s like having a girlfriend to screw on a daily basis, then breaking up. It’s not like you’ll give up doing the manly deed, you’ll at least resort to using your hand. Better yet, how can the brotherhood use pledges to fuck with one of the brothers? Like pawns in a fucking chess game, pledges serve just about every sacrificial purpose. With brother hazing, pledgeship never ends. Until the day you graduate, you’re fair game. Oh, the beauty of frat life. Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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You join a frat for three main reasons:

1) To be a bro

2) To party

3) To get laid

Prioritize them in any way you’d like, there’s no wrong answer.

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The Drunk Pledge

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If you really wanna fire-up the brotherhood, shotgun a beer. But we’re not talking about your average Saturday night rager. If your dreams of frat-star status are truly worthy, you’ll get fucked up on a daily basis. As a pledge, there’s no better way to earn respect. Well, assuming you’re pledging the right fraternity. Let’s get this straight, the always-drunk pledge enjoys his pledgeship most, atleast as much as he can remember. Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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Choosing a fraternity during rush is complicated. It’s a week-long version of speed dating. Yet, unlike blind dates, there’s always a fraternity that fits you. There’s no excuse to be a GDI. Read the full story

Fraternity Glory Days: The Top 3 Celebrities of 12 Big Fraternity Houses

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Ever wonder what your favorite big-screen badasses, superstar athletes, and mega-rich media moguls were like in college? Only the best knew how to party, and if they did just that, you better believe they joined a frat. Will Ferrell over there, he was a classy Delta Tau Delta. Let’s all raise our glasses to the best celebrities who knew how to party. They partied hard in the greatest households on earth, fraternities. Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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“Pledges have unwritten power. By ratting on the brotherhood for hazing, a pledge can successfully cancel pledgeship altogether. Did I mention the added incentive? The pledge also digs himself his own grave. Seriously. There’s nothing worse a pledge could possibly do. So don’t do it.” Read the full story

Frat Life Reality TV

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The concept of televising fraternity life seems like the ideal form of entertainment. Constant parties, horny sorority girls and pledge hazing would make for quality television, especially on MTV. Well, history proves otherwise (much to my dismay). To prove just how badly pledging sucks, lets take a trip back to February 2003, the original air date of MTV’s hottest new show, Fraternity Life. If Newlyweds separated Jessica Simpson and Nich Lachey, wait till you here what Fraternity Life did to Sigma Chi Omega and Delta Chi Omega. Reality TV can go fuck itself when it comes to secrecy… Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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Walking around campus in pledge attire is like waving a giant red flag. You mine-as-well have a shirt that says “I’m a bitch of the brotherhood, and I’m paying for my friends”.

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The Ideal Pledge

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As brothers, we’d all love to have Hooters girls driving us around, serving us dinner and getting hardcore hazed. And in this case, sexually hazed. Well, we can’t all win the lottery now can we? Society has been pretty generous to keep fraternities and pledgeship around for the time being, so we won’t be too picky. Once you get over the fact that 18-year-old freshman guys are the main demographic, you start to let go of your dream in which all pledges are female porn stars. No, a pledge won’t blow you (like a porn star pledge would), but at least you won’t feel guilty throwing shit at him. But hey, not all pledges are equal. Without a doubt, there is an ideal pledge. Actually, there are a few types to choose from. Read the full story

Quote of the Day

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“Getting hammered is an essential component of pledgeship. When you find yourself holding your pledge brother’s fuck-stick during an elephant walk, you better hope you’re shitfaced.”

 

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Submitted Story: Margarita Mondays

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As promised, the Brotherhood will be heard. An unknown author, going by the name of Where’s Wale from George Washington University, tells his story:

After getting hospitalized Thursday (and obviously pussying out of pledging) I missed my psychology final and was told to make it up on Tuesday at 10am. However, becoming a brother the night before meant that it was necessary to get shitfaced the next night. So last night Xi PC went out hard at Loreol Plaza for margaritas and good Mexican food. It wasn’t until the 3rd refill and shot of tequila that I decided to email Maria Gomez and describe the terrible position I was in: Read the full story

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