After their unlikely return this year, Guns N’ Roses already have their sights set on 2017. The classic rock n’ rollers have been teasing a major tour announcement for next year, and made good on that promise this morning with 35 fresh tour dates.The tour spans from May 27th through September 8th, with a long stretch through Europe followed by another stretch in North America. The band will be mostly hitting cities that they missed in 2016, including a number of shows in Canada.Check out the full schedule below, and head to their website for ticketing information.Guns N’ Roses Tour DatesEuropeMay 27 – Dublin, Ireland, Slane CastleMay 30 – Bilbao, Spain, San Mames StadiumJun. 02 – Lisbon, Portugal, Passeio Martimo De AlgesJun. 04 – Madrid, Spain, Vincente Calderon StadiumJun. 07 – Zurich, Switzerland, LetzigrundJun. 10 – Imola, Italy, GreenfieldJun. 13 – Munich, Germany, OlympiastadionJun. 16 – London, United Kingdom, London StadiumJun. 20 – Gdansk, Poland, Stadion Energy GdanskJun. 22 – Hannover, Germany, MesseJun. 24 – Werchter, Belgium, ClassicJun. 27 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Telia ParkenJun. 29 – Stockholm, Sweden, Friends ArenaJul. 01 – Hämeenlinna, Finland, Kantolan tapahtumapuistoJul. 04 – Prague, Czech Republic, Letnany AirportJul. 07 – Paris, France, Stade de FranceJul. 10 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel StadionJul. 12 – Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Goffert ParkJul. 15 – Tel Aviv, Israel, Hayarkon ParkNorth AmericaJul. 27 – St. Louis, MO, The Dome At America’s CenterJul. 30 – Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Bank StadiumAug. 02 – Denver, CO, Sports Authority Field at Mile HighAug. 08 – Miami, FL, Miami Marlins StadiumAug. 11 – Winston-Salem, NC, BB&T Field at Wake Forest UniversityAug. 13 – Hershey, PA, Hersheypark StadiumAug. 16 – Buffalo, NY, New Era FieldAug. 19 – Montreal, QC, Parc Jean DrapeauAug. 21 – Ottawa, ON, TD Place StadiumAug. 24 – Winnipeg, MB, Investors Group FieldAug. 27 – Regina, SK, New Mosaic Stadium at Evraz PlaceAug. 30 – Edmonton, AB, Commonwealth StadiumSep. 01 – Vancouver, BC, BC Place StadiumSep. 03 – George, WA, The GorgeSep. 06 – El Paso, TX, Sun Bowl StadiumSep. 08 – San Antonio, TX, Alamodome
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Chris Koss remembers the chant of “Don’t be last, don’t be last” as he was handed a bottle of alcohol at a fraternity event last year.Koss, a senior majoring in psychology, also remembers standing in silence for hours in the sweltering heat of a pitch-black basement while wearing a suit.Memories of hazing at an unnamed fraternity led Koss to create the organization Greeks Against Hazing. This week, some fraternity members are wearing shirts that say “Anti-Hazing” around campus.“Hazing is secretive [and] coercive,” Koss said.He is also the president of Theta Chi fraternity, which deems itself a “non-hazing” fraternity. Koss said he joined Theta Chi after his experience with hazing in another fraternity.He said he loves his brothers and fraternity but wants Greek life at USC to be held to a higher standard. Koss plans to hold seminars and discussion groups about hazing, inviting all Greek members to be educated about the issue.“The only way to stop hazing in my mind is if everyone agrees that hazing is a bad thing. That’s what I want to do,” Koss said.So Koss is striving to make hazing a thing of the past for all the fraternities on The Row, because, he said, the activity hurts not only the house’s pledge class but all fraternities.“It’s really rooted in the egos of the people who are the hazers,” he said. “I think it’s hurting the greek system as a whole.”Interfraternity Council President Eric Ronan said that the idea of stopping hazing is already shared among all fraternities.“There were no instances where any fraternity was caught for hazing. The IFC has a strict no hazing policy here at USC,” Ronan said.As president of IFC, Ronan required to report any hazing incidences to the police.“Here in California it is against the law and, therefore, people are not participating in it anymore,” Ronan said. “People always hear about rumors, [but] I wouldn’t say any of that is true.”Although hazing has a vague definition at different universities, the office of USC Student Organizations lists branding the body, peer pressure, sleep deprivation and forcing substances on pledges as examples of hazing situations.“Hazing is physical abuse,” said Daniel Shia, a junior majoring in business administration and member of Sigma Chi fraternity. “We try to have the pledges have a pride [of] their own rather than kind of force them into it.”Lucas Biging, a senior majoring in geography, is also a member of Sigma Chi. He said his fraternity has a policy like Theta Chi’s but admits such no-hazing practices are a rarity on The Row.“We don’t haze … We’re one of the few though,” Biging said.Despite the efforts of IFC, various fraternity and sorority members who wished to remain anonymous admitted that hazing still exists.“I had some people come up to me and say, ‘There’s no such thing as fraternities that don’t haze,’” Koss said. “It sorts of gets passed down through the years and becomes the status quo.”Only Theta Chi members have been seen wearing the “anti-hazing” shirts, Koss said.Shia doesn’t think students have to wear such shirts to show that they oppose hazing, however.“I think it’s an image issue really. [But] nobody likes to be hazed,” Shia said.And although Ronan acknowledges that hazing might be a part of the fraternity image, he says fraternities are more about making close friends than drinking and partying.“I feel like I have a hundred best friends,” Ronan said. “You have the opportunity to get to know someone on a more personal level, things you wouldn’t tell anyone else. You have people around that you can trust your life with.”
Curie Head Coach Michael Oliver (You Tube Photo)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Curie Metropolitan High School’s basketball team, ranked among the best in the nation, has forfeited this year’s games because several players were academically ineligible to compete, public schools officials announced Friday.Chicago Public Schools said seven players on Curie’s 24-1 varsity team were ineligible from the start of the 2013-14 season. Student athletes in the district must maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in sports, or have an individual study plan in place to help them improve academically.District CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says Curie’s head coach Michael Oliver has been suspended.“As adults, educators and mentors, it is our responsibility to teach our students right from wrong and, unfortunately, the adults let these student athletes down by failing to do that and comply with CPS policies,” Byrd-Bennett said in a statement.In addition to regular season games, Curie will forfeit this year’s Chicago high school championship, earned with a win over Whitney Young High School. The title will remain vacant.Chicago Public Schools revealed it was investigating Curie hours before the school, ranked No. 1 in basketball in Illinois and No. 2 in the country, competed against Young for the city title on Feb. 21.The game, which Curie won in four overtimes, drew national attention because two players, Young’s Jahlil Okafor and Curie’s Cliff Alexander, are considered by some to be the best in the nation.Curie may still be allowed to compete for a state championship. That’s because the Illinois High School Association has different requirements for eligibility. Students must pass five courses and achieve a minimum of 2.5 credits at the time of the tournament, district officials said.IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman said in a statement that the organization is still reviewing the district’s report on the investigation, and it will be in a position to make a decision by Monday.