For example, drinking contest or just students wanting to fit in with what is going on around them is a big influence on underage drinkers. I mean look at it this way, what happened to Scott Krueger; a freshman at the MIT was heartbreaking and tragic. This young man lost his life to an alcohol overdose, only if binge drinking was banned from all schools nationwide more college students would be alive. Many colleges and Universities are half of the cause of binge drinking because they basically allow it in the school if they don’t do anything about it. Underlying Issues: The Universities and colleges should push the issue more about binge drinking than what they are doing now to keep college students from drinking underage.
More than 70,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape. (Hingson et al., 2002). Reports state that 67 percent of male sexual aggressors and 50 percent of female victims had been drinking at the time of the sexual assault. According to www.niaaa.gov ) “In both 1998 and 2001, more than 500,000 students were unintentionally injured because of drinking and more than 600,000 were assaulted by another student who had been drinking,” says Ralph Hingson of Boston University .Hingson was quoted in a news
By definition binge drinking is a brief period of excessive indulgence of alcoholic beverages. Additionally, college students around the nation take part in this social phenomenon each and every day. Reverting back to the question at hand, which is to what extent, does college binge drinking pose a problem? The problem comes into focus when the victim of binging starts affecting the lives of the people around them. In various cases binging victims have caused bodily harm to many innocent people that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
There are far too many examples of how drinking among college fraternities and sororities have led to severe consequences. Heavy consumption of alcohol has been the cause of an increased number of assaults and unintentional injuries on campuses across the United States. College students who binge or are excessive drinkers are able to avoid being labeled an alcoholic because it’s socially acceptable in college to drink and drink often. Students that consider this concept should be aware. The distinction is that “when drinking begins to interfere with any aspect of a person’s life it’s considered alcohol abuse.
University of Phoenix | Bully Report | BSHS/325 HUMAN SYSTEMS AND DEVELOPMENT Maria Perrotta MA MEd Doctoral Student | Danyel Davis 3/2/2014 | Gay, Nerd, Slut! These are the words that adolescents round the world hear all too often. Over the last few years bullying has become a serious problem around the world. Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares a person on purpose, and the person that is being bullied can’t defend him or herself. Bullying isn’t a one-time thing, it happens over and over.
The thought of living in constant fear, with only the expectation of more pain to come has driven some to take their own lives in hope of ending their suffering. In 2011, twenty-two of Clark county's youths were successful in carrying out their suicide attempts(Milliard, 2011). It is also becoming more common for victims of bullying to seek revenge for their injustices by harming mass amounts of students. Not everyone is capable of brushing aside the hurt and anguish caused to them by a bullying, just because they have gotten older. Some victims turn into bullies themselves; preying on the weak, just as they had been preyed
Author of The Bully Society, Jessie Klein, researched school shootings over thirty years and found that the majority of them had one similarity, the result of the shooter being bullied. The bullying was either name calling or not being accepted, (Klein, 2012, p.1). Many people hear of these stories of a gunman, or even two, shooting large masses and think that they must’ve been crazy or there was a lack of parental involvement. I know I used to think that. But did they truly have a mental disorder or were they driven there after suffering from being bullied over a period of
Underage drinking also leads to many conflicts within our students, like minor rape issues and the use of violence when under the influence due to the short attention span caused by alcohol usage. Marijuana is a big usage, although less violence and crime is involved with this usage it still cause many conflicts with students when caught in usage or on person by upper authority. Believe it or not peer pressure still exists between the ages of 19-21. I know over 20 of my friends on the Savannah State campus who are in use of one or both of these substances who didn’t intake them before attending
Ashley Wright Classical Argument Sexual Assault In Colleges Research shows that sexual assault on college campuses is surprisingly common and rising. Some surveys suggest that one in four women who attend a college or university will experience some form of sexual assault. While women are most often claimed to be the only victims of sexual assault, men are also targeted and experience some sort of sexual violation in various forms. Sexual assault can be defined as illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (as a doctor) in a position of trust or authority.
Nora, a freshmen currently attending a college in New York, had anxiety when college-applications came out. As she began needing to fill out more, she started fearing getting questions teachers asked wrong and feeling inferior to her peers (Clinic Staff). Nora is one of many students who face anxiety due to school. According to data by the National Institute of Mental Health, “about 30 percent of girls and 20 percent of boys--totaling 6.3 million teens--have had an anxiety disorder,” (Clinic Staff). A large amount of teen students have had anxiety, a side-effect from stress and mental disorders, and anxiety derives from high expectations schools create.