hell week


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hell week

A week in which new recruits or pledges of an organization, especially a college fraternity or sorority, are subjected to a series of hazing rituals prior to initiation. Why anyone would want to endure something as mean-spirited and juvenile as "hell week" just to join a frat is beyond me. I'm really eager to join Delta Gamma, but I'm really nervous about hell week!
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Hell week got Packard back in shape, the 25 pounds he lost were regained after six months in the weight room, and Packard reclaimed his feel with the bat almost immediately.
So I have been given a perfect opportunity, through this year's hell week, to realize that I am the grandmother of a beautiful young woman who is gifted at getting into trouble.
Hell Week was hellish but at the same time I've developed a real focus to improve my fitness and the feeling after each session is well worth the pain during it.
The benefits, and the hard work put in on the training ground, were seen in Hell Week as the players dubbed the round of pre-season games.
In a particularly vivid scene at the end of Hell Week, an officer known for his ability to rattle off classical poetry stands high up on the diving platform while the rest of the class engages in a violent melee below.
Throughout Hell Week, BUD/S instructors continually remind candidates that they can "Drop-On Request" (DOR) any time they feel they can't go on by simply ringing a shiny brass bell that hangs prominently within the camp for all to see.
Hell Week began for Scott on June 29, 1991, and for me shortly after midnight on June 30, [when] my brother Bud, in Illinois, called me.
City News Bureau will close next March 1 after 109 years of taking kids straight out of school, paying them poverty-level wages, and turning them into professional journalists with a ritualized technique that is one part Parris Island Marines boot camp, one part fraternity Hell Week and one part medieval seminary.
If you have a couple thousand bucks to spare, you can pay to have the folks at SEALFIT torture you into extreme exhaustion after a simulated BUD/S training Hell Week.
Marine, the Hell Week requires 90 percent mental and only 10 percent physical strength and capability.
OK FOLKS, NOW THAT EVERYONE has had time to take a deep breath, let's consider the lessons of Wall Street's Hell Week.
Worcester taxpayers must feel like fraternity pledges going through Hell Week.
First Phase includes some of the most significant training revisions, where the most dreaded week of BUD/S, Hell Week (featuring 120 hours of continuous training on less than four hours of sleep), has been moved from the fifth week of First Phase to the third week.
Health, page 130: Anticipating a hell week at the office?