Texas Cheerleaders Charged With Hazing • Kitty Born With Two Faces

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When I was a varsity cheerleader in high school, we also used to haze the junior varsity and freshman cheerleaders. It usually involved lining them up on the sidewalk and then spraying them with whipped cream and chocolate sauce (sort of like Dazed and Confused... in fact I think that movie is where we got the inspiration).

When I was a freshman cheerleader, we had to wear baby bonnets, bibs and pacifiers to the pep rallys while in uniform. We also got our bras and panties stolen while at cheer camp and then they were strung up across a room in which we were forced to stand up one at a time and do something embarassing, like sing our school's song.

Overall, it was pretty harmless and I remember when I was a senior the freshman were so excited to get sprayed with whipped cream it almost made it less fun.

Actually, when I rushed for a sorority my first year in college (worst decision ever) I got pushed in the pool as part of the initiation process. I was not happy. In high school, the pranks had been fun, that was just mean.

Throwing someone in the pool while bound and gagged is just idiotic. That is scary, not funny.