Everybody remembers those crazy hazing days of yore in college fraternities. Poor pledges were forced to swallow goldfish, chug large quantities of beer and perform other acts of insanity that wound up getting a few of them killed.
In the spirit of today's more civilized college youth, the Sigma Chis at Cal State Northridge have come up with an alternative to Hell Week. Call it Heck Week.
"We're trying to show the community that we do more than just drink and party and cause problems," said Sigma Chi active Mike Hoffman, a senior from Canoga Park. "So we look for ways to do something useful."
During Heck Week for the last two years, the Sigs have been donating blood, not spilling it, and they also have been volunteering to repair the baseball diamond for the Northridge Little League.