Cow College was never like this

I went to one frat rush party, over 50 years ago, and there was underage drinking going on. And I saw classmates pass out from booze and being dragged away at football games.

But I never heard of “back-packing” until now. Possibly that was because Moo U didn’t offer any 15-foot flights of stairs to fall down:

In a group text message shortly before midnight, one of the fraternity members wrote: “Also, Tim Piazza might actually be a problem. He fell 15 feet down a flight of stairs, hair-first, going to need help.”

The brothers later returned Mr. Piazza to the couch, the indictment said, where they were seen “back-packing him” — putting a backpack, stuffed with textbooks, on his back to weigh him down, so that he would not roll over and choke on his own vomit.

Or maybe we were just naive.

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