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The School: Florida A&M The Scandal: Beating the Drum...Major

Hazing might be the stupidest tradition in all of higher ed. Yes, even worse than wearing leggings as pants. On Nov. 19, 2011, FAMU drum major Robert Champion died from hemorrhagic shock caused by blunt force trauma. This is what happens after you're pummeled by drum sticks, bass mallets and fists in a fun rite of passage performed on you by the university's famed marching band. Several students face manslaughter charges for taking part in the ritual (other band members have already reached a plea deal).

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Matt Levin

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