Vladimir Duthiers spoke to the Piazza family. He dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against five former Beta Theta Pi members linked to Timothy Piazza's death. Alleged sexual assault, violence creeps way into team hazing ritualsOctober 26, 2018, CNN.comThey Pledge. Davis was in the house with Piazza the night he died. And I can say that honestly, as a parent of three, it doesn't matter what your profession is, no child is protected.". Not only does this sort of normalized underage drinking behavior put American teens at greater risk of physical injury and sexual assault, experts point out that there are biological consequences to drinking in excess before the brain is done developing. Tonight’s ‘Dateline’ report will also interview Kordel Davis, a brother of Tim Piazza, who died at Penn State Univesity while pledging. My kids would never do that.' "This is of even greater concern because women are biologically more vulnerable than men to alcohol's harmful effects, and that word is not getting out.". "I've seen a lot of people black out," says Van Cott. Hazing is a dangerous, but deeply-embedded part of fraternity life. We Don’t Haze Documentary In this 17-minute documentary produced by the Clery Center, personal storytelling compels viewers to action. The two women, who hold leadership positions in CU’s sorority system, were inspired to advocate for stronger hazing laws in Colorado after hearing the parents of Timothy Piazza … Myth: The definition of Hazing is so vague that anything can be considered hazing – it’s really open to interpretation. On America's college campuses, there are epidemics we talk about and those we don't. ", The NIAAA defines blacking out as a period "of amnesia during which a person actively engages in behaviors like walking and talking but does not create memories for these events as they transpire. FAMU drum major Robert Champion Jr. died eight years ago during a hazing incident. Read more... Documentary/Educational Film "Breathe. The Cycle ContinuesAugust 27, 2018, Tulsaworld.comFoul Play: Shining a light on the dark, hidden world of sexualized hazing in high school athleticsMarch 25, 2018, See Dr. Lipkins in an ESPN special: Hazing: the hidden horrorTues. And while it used to be that men were much more likely to binge drink than women, that gender gap is rapidly closing, with rates of alcohol use and binge drinking now on the rise in women and girls. How is binge drinking different for women? "We have to challenge and change that culture, that thinking that it's normal behavior," said Julie Fenn. And she adds a cautionary note for parents: "I think there is that stereotypic belief that, 'not my kid. Fraternities Take New Steps to Move Past Delts Hazing and Build Trust. The new charges in the death of pledge Tim Piazza are the result of an investigation into newly recovered surveillance video from the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house basement, authorities said. "People do have that conception that the more you can drink, the cooler you are," says Alex Artaza, a college student at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Takeaways include definitions of hazing, examples of hazing practices, and realistic alternatives to hazing that accomplish the goals of team-building and unity. Drinking Culture: American Kids and the Danger of Being Cool, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, California Privacy/Information We Collect. "When you have almost 2,000 kids a year dying that are college-aged kids on college campuses, I'm surprised that those statistics are not out there in a bigger way and that colleges aren't owning that a little bit more," says clinical social worker Julie Fenn in the CBSN Originals documentary, "Drinking Culture: American Kids and the Danger of Being Cool." Communities and college campuses across the country are now questioning how and why hazing still exists, especially when its damaging implications span well beyond the frat house. "Alcohol companies have made concerted efforts over the past 20 years to target and recruit young female drinkers, with new products and ad campaigns oriented to them," says Dr. David Jernigan of Boston University's School of Public Health. "I can't even give you a defined number. The handsome, weird and worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has shown his versatility in everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in hypnotic performances that have not only been controversial but hard to resist. They were implemented in response to the death of Timothy Piazza in February. FBI says that the person claiming to be missing teen Timmothy Pitzen is not him Police say the individual was actually a 23-year-old man from Ohio. But following the tragic hazing deaths of students like Penn State's Tim Piazza, states are finally beginning to change their laws against it. HARRISBURG, Pa. — Prosecutors said Tuesday they were dropping involuntary manslaughter and … Current News. The bodies and lives wrecked by hazing across the country … Binge drinking affects young Americans both in ways we can see and in ways we can't, and advocates say we really need to take a hard look at the root of the problem. But following the tragic hazing deaths of students like Penn State's Tim Piazza, states are finally beginning to change their laws against it. "What we've seen with data is that if you start drinking at age 13 or 14, drinking full drinks, that that is associated with a five times greater risk of developing an alcohol use problem or disorder compared to if you start at age 21 or older," explains Dr. Sion Harris, an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. "We're also seeing that there are impacts on the development of what we call wiring of the brain. ... People brag about that as if it's something that's cool to do. Chris Sarandon, Actor: Dog Day Afternoon. © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. I'm a good parent. Learn More We Don’t Haze from Clery Center In the United States today, however, college students often consume two or three times that amount. Take the Pledge to Check. "Girls who could handle their alcohol are seen as a lot cooler and a lot more interesting than girls who can't," concurs Kaeli Van Cott, a 23-year-old social media manager in New York City. A judge dropped the most severe charges tied to a hazing-related death at a Penn State fraternity. Since 2005, there have been more than 77 fraternity-related deaths across the country. There's sexual assault. The report takes an in-depth look at what happened to 19-year-old Penn State University sophomore Timothy Piazza, who died inside the walls of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, and the alleged coverup that ensued. Prosecutors allege the sophomore was hazed into drinking excessive amounts of alcohol at a party. …  Depending on how impaired the brain regions involved in decisionmaking and impulse control are, the missing events could range from mundane behaviors, like brushing teeth, to dangerous and traumatic events like driving a car, getting into a fight, or committing — or being the victim of — a sexual assault or other crime.". He was fatally injured when he fell down a flight of stairs at a pledge event Feb. 2, 2017. ... “There’s documentary … Timothy Piazza was 19 when he pledged Beta Theta Pi at Penn State. Piazza parents react to judge decision 02:27. Documentary (Dancers); Kevin Stea, Carlton Wilborn, Luis Xtravaganza Camacho, Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza, Salim Gauwloos and Oliver S Crumes III: Documentary profile of several gay dancers who performed on Madonna's 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour: Suicide Kale: Carly Usdin: United States: Comedy Takeaways include definitions of hazing, examples of hazing practices, and realistic alternatives to hazing that accomplish the goals of team-building and unity. Watch the CBSN Originals documentary "Drinking Culture: American Kids and the Danger of Being Cool" in the video player above. And in both cases, the attention of the nation usually turns to these issues only after a tragedy has occurred… after Penn State freshman Timothy Piazza dies from consuming 18 … Asif Kapadia on IMDb: Awards, nominations, and wins. Yet no one called 911 for nearly 40 minutes. Penn State student Timothy Piazza "looked like a corpse" by the time fraternity brothers came to his aid, a detective says. For the documentary, "Drinking Culture," CBSN Originals visited the University of Wisconsin–Madison, one of the most notorious party schools in America, to speak with students there about the amounts and sorts of drinking that are now considered normal. She is also a senior producer and reporter, focusing on culture and gender equity. The two-day gathering includes a full itinerary: A documentary viewing, a review of state hazing laws and a visit from school administrators. The purpose of this film is to stop this from ever happening again and to save lives. Decade in review: Timothy Piazza's death brings changes and reform. Hazing is a dangerous, but deeply-embedded part of fraternity life. Get Hazed. In the current pop culture environment, binge drinking has not only become normalized, it's become a marker of social status. Air Date: Mar 29, 2018 amherst.comParents Pledge: Williamsville couple continues to honor late son through anti-hazing organizationFebruary 4, 2020, ctnewsonline.comHazing policy under review by district officialsJanuary 7, 2020, Dispatch.comFelony charges highlight dangers of hazingNovember 24, 2019, thedailybeast.comThe Coaches Accused of Covering Up Sex Abuse at La Vernia High School Are Still Running Texas TeamsNovember 19, 2019, The Mel Robbins ShowPTSD and HazingOctober 30, 2019, WBNS 10TV.comThe hidden effects of hazing: What parents need to look out forOctober 11, 2019, Mercurynews.comGilroy High football players struggle after alleged locker room sexual assault. And in both cases, the attention of the nation usually turns to these issues only after a tragedy has occurred… after Penn State freshman Timothy Piazza dies from consuming 18 drinks in 82 minutes… after Brock Turner sexually assaults an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford... Look deeper, however, and these epidemics have something in common: the pervasive and problematic drinking culture among American youth. "People would encourage in college like, 'We need to drink, we need to pregame, we need to go out.' Dr. Susan Lipkins, a psychologist for over twenty years, specializes in campus conflict and violence in high schools and colleges. Reality: Read the definition and then ask yourself the following questions: Does the activity involve mental distress such as humiliation or intimidation? While many parents probably blissfully assume that this sort of alcohol-induced stupor is a rarity, all of the young Americans who appear in the CBSN Originals doc, "Drinking Culture," told producers that they have either blacked out themselves or witnessed their peers blacking out on numerous occasions. READ: CNN shows Tim Piazza documentary The episode will feature a sit-down with Kordel Davis, a Penn State fraternity brother who was inside … "If there were 2,000 kids dying for, you know, a brain disease or the flu or something, we would be all over that.". Tim Piazza was a sophomore at Penn State when he pledged Beta Theta Pi. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. Still, each year, about 100,000 young men choose to be initiated into chapters nationwide. April 10, 2018 – When gruesome details of the death of 19-year-old Penn State University sophomore Timothy Piazza became public, […] Read More CNN Original Series Original score by Richard Patrick. He was born Christopher Sarandon, Jr. and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. The Hazing Prevention Consortium is a multi-year research-to-practice initiative led by StopHazing to build an evidence base for hazing prevention on college campuses in the U.S. and beyond.. And the reason that that's so important is that in order for us to have a really sharp brain, fast processing, and healthy functioning, different parts of the brain have to work together, and that is developing through adolescence," she explained. Nolan, Breath", directed by Daniel E Catullo III and produced by City Drive Studios, West Virginia University, ANYONE Collective and Sugar Studios. Christina Capatides is the director of social media and trending content for CBS News. View All Current News . Is there a significant risk of injury or a […] Sept. 13, 2017 @ 10pm on ESPNHLN: Hazing DeathAcross America with Carol Costello On Head Line News (HLN)Nov 13, 2017, WOSU Public RadioHazing on College CampusesOctober 5, 2017, Chicago Tribune Putting an end to hazing takes more than written policies, experts saySeptember 29, 2017, ESPNHazing at Wheaton and Bucknell College-Outside The Lines (OTL)September 20, 2017. Please Stop Hazing . (Greg Kahn) Tim Piazza’s case, however, has something we’ve never seen before. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events On May 11, 2011, six-year-old American boy Timmothy James Pitzen (/ ˈ p ɪ t s ən /) was dropped off at school in Aurora, Illinois by his father James Pitzen. There are fraternity hazing deaths. I blacked out. I think all of our kids are at risk. Like, 'I'm totally going to black out tonight.'". One of the things that really is important that's happening in the brain during the adolescent years is kind of the connecting up of different brain areas. When pressed on what that was like, and whether or not she remembered that night, she shook her head, laughed a little bit, and replied, "No. Does it involve physical abuse (e.g., sleep deprivation)? The film tells the story of WVU student Nolan Burch, who tragically died in November of 2014 from a hazing incident. Gretchen Schroder, a 21-year-old senior, told producers that the most she's had to drink in a night was 15 drinks. In addition, she has been quoted and published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The Daily News, as well as many other magazines worldwide. He was picked up shortly after by his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, who took him on a three-day trip to various amusement and water parks. HAZE Documentary Film. In October, the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law was signed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. ... Guys who can handle their alcohol were seen as cool and girls who could keep up were invited in.". "When the brain is exposed to things like alcohol, marijuana, other drugs, that seems to impact how the brain gets wired up and that can impact our ability to learn, our ability to make smart decisions, our ability to regulate our emotions.". It gives tougher penalties for hazing, making it a felony if it results in death or serious injury. Documentary will focus on Piazza, Braham incidents A CNN Special Report episode about Penn State fraternity hazing will focus on the story of student Tim Piazza … Experts say such attacks are increasingOctober 12, 2019, healthday.comTeen Sexting Can Be Warning Sign of Other Risky BehaviorsJune 17, 2019, lionsroarnews.comEffects of hazing linger nationallyApril 9, 2019, journal-news.comExpert: Incidents like alleged ‘brutal’ Miami hazing incident won’t stop in ‘code of silence’ cultureApril 1, 2019, mont.thesentinel.comThird suspect in alleged Damascus HS rape will be moved to juvenile courtMarch 24, 2019, bethesdamagazine.comThird Damascus High Rape Case Sent to Juvenile CourtMarch 14, 2019, wtop.com3rd Damascus High School student charged in locker room assault was attacked as freshmanMarch 14, 2019, fox5dc.comAnother Damascus HS student rape case moved to juvenile courtMarch 15, 2019, CBC.caHazing and Alleged Sexual Assault November 19, 2018 on CBC News Network with Carole MacNeil, OKCFOX.comToxic traditions? 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