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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 6. May 31, 1955

Initiation in Guatemala

Initiation in Guatemala

Since the introduction of university autonomy, the University of Guatemala has established the custom of greeting newly-entrolled students with a university baptism. This ceremony consists mainly in a smart hair cut. At the medical school, the new students are also painted by the older students and given large doses of a laxative. Some of the students of the engineering faculty refused to co-operate because they felt it was against their student dignity. (Septiembre, Guatemala).