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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

School Rituals at JMU

"At James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the 2000 school year began with mass arrest as more than seven hundred partying students confronted riot police and state troopers.  The students were celebrating school's beginning with an annual progressive party, drinking at seven different student apartments in residential neighborhood.  At least twenty students were arrested, many for underage drinking and public drunkenness, before police broke up the melee"

 (above quotes from: "Dying to Drink: Confronting Binge Drinking on College Campuses, by Henry Wechsler and Bernice Wuethrich, 2002, Rodale Inc)

This JMU ritual led to the April 2010 riots with over 8000 JMU students and non students participating in the Springfest event.

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