Keep an eye on a gross new trend at Ohio State. Or is branding your body with hot irons really new? A professor tells the Daily Lantern that the tradition has been around since at least 1850. (And some members of historically black fraternities have done it for decades.)
"Oddly enough, after all the complaining I did, I'd like to try different methods of branding," says one initiate. "I'd like strike branding because it's more traditional. It's supposed to be the single most intense form of branding."