Yale Students Pressured To Chug Alcohol, Get Naked At Party?

03/05/2011 12:09 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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We held off on publishing this story yesterday to see if we could independently verify (or debunk) some of the information in the YDN's account of the incident. We did, in fact, hear murmurs from Yalies expressing suspicion that the News is drumming up and sensationalizing what was not in actuality that egregious a series of events; that, yes, some were sent to the hospital, but the stuff about sexual misdeeds was overstated by the paper. In particular, we heard that the party was billed as a "naked screw" -- an event in which attendees are set up on blind dates by their friends, and that it was mostly common knowledge that stripping down was part of the agenda. And more than one account had it that there wasn't anything all that lascivious going on.

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