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December 12, 2008

Gents hazing involved dunkings in jungle juice

UNH The New Hampshire (NH):

New details have surfaced about the incident that led to the probation of one of UNH's popular a cappella groups. The New Hampshire Gentlemen accepted responsibility for nine violations of UNH policy, including hazing and providing underage people with alcohol.

According to the disciplinary hearing decision released by the Office of Conduct and Mediation on Tuesday, the hazing occurred at a large party that involved a punch that had a high alcohol content, a drink commonly referred to as jungle juice. New members of the singing group had their heads dunked in the punch by other members as a rite of initiation.

The Gents' musical director, sophomore Jon Blauvelt, admitted to the New Hampshire Union Leader on Tuesday that the dunking did happen and that it had been a tradition within the organization. In that same interview, Blauvelt also said that dunking wasn't an apt description, instead preferring to describe it as a dip.

It's unclear how much or what kind of alcohol was in the punch. Jungle juice has no defined recipe, but is instead noted for its haphazard creation method of mixing many different types and flavors of alcohol and juices together. The drink is normally potent. Read more.

Posted by acapnews at December 12, 2008 11:05 PM

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