Further disturbing info on "Honor Academy"

I've been looking around online to see what else I can find about the place where my little-brother-in-law is right now. Ran across this:

excerpted from Rolling Stone 4/19/07:

Further reinforcement comes from the Academy's required "Life Transforming Events," the most grueling of which is ESOAL (Emotionally Stretching Opportunity of a Lifetime). [Ron] Luce was reluctant to share details about the "Opportunity," a fifty-to-ninety-hour sleep-deprived endurance test, but a short video of the 2005 ESOAL provides revealing glimpses: students weeping and dragging giant wooden crosses on their shoulders; a boy rolling and puking across a field while a senior intern "sergeant" in camouflage and a helmet urges him on; a platoon of weeping girls; a shell-shocked boy mumbling into the camera, "Don't know what time it is.... Don't know what matters. ... Don't even necessarily know who I can trust." (my emphasis)

WTF? No wonder LBIL is scared of it.

6/27/9 - comments have been closed due to the age of the original post. - Denise

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