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.
Plans to Eliminate College Binge Drinking Nearly half of today’s college student population is stumbling through the college years due to binge drinking. Binge drinking on college campuses isn’t just an issue of public health, but it’s one of self-interest. Failure to act in the face of foreseeable harm places schools at risk for damaging their academic reputations and liability lawsuits in millions of dollars. Also, students experience a wide variety of alcohol related problems including hangovers, blackouts, and engaging in unplanned sexual activity. According to Lini Kadaba’s article, Colleges Hitting the Bottle Binge Drinking Remains High, but Initiatives at Area Schools Raising Awareness, “College binge drinking is remaining in colleges due to the intractable problems that contribute to 1,700 student deaths, 599,000 injuries, and 97,000 cases of sexual assault, or date rapes.” (24).
Over 60% of students had cheated in the past month, which is fairly recent, and a staggering 83% had cheated in the past quarter. This showed us that cheating is an on going problem that almost certainly happens daily in Perry Hall High. To sum up our survey we asked students to tell us how big of a problem they though cheating was in our school on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the most serious. 41% responded a 3 with the rest of the figure split evenly between 1,2,4, and 5. We concluded from this that students don’t really care about the subject or are indifferent about it.
I CAN’T PAY ATTENTION!! Maintaining good grades is a very common academic goal on a college campus among students. With rigorous social lives as well as very demanding workloads, grades have the potential to drop. To aid against lowering grades and to help weaken the workload, college students have resorted to the illegal use of prescription stimulants. The stimulants aid in the maintenance of good grades, but put the users at risk.
Also today, a teenager can easily provide himself or herself alcohol. 21 is largely ineffective and majority of teens continue to consume alcohol. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, underage drinking accounts for 17.5% ($22.5 billion) of consumer spending for alcohol in the United States. In 2006, 72.2% of twelfth graders reported drinking alcohol at some point in their lives.I think it is very wrong and unnecessary to prohibit alcohol for them and just cause trouble when they get
To me she is not sure of her research and cannot back up her claims if the law was changed back to MLDA-18. “Approximately three quarters of college students’ aged18-20 years drank alcohol in the past year, although they are less likely than their peers of legal drinking age to drink and to engage in binge drinking (Wechsler and Nelson, Jun 2010).” Binge drinking has increased heavily in the last decade often leading to serious harm or even death. This can all be avoided with educating our young adults and allowing them the choice to drink or not. This is often a sign of fraternity pledging and pranks that lead to young adults who do not have the education to know when to say when. “It is indisputable that a drinking age of 21 has had harmful effects on campus life: It has soured relations between students and police.
Many roadblocks interfere with minority students being able to complete a college education. Post-secondary readiness, resegregation of public schools, and the harmful affects of misguided reform measures are just a few of the obstacles facing these students. A college education is almost a requirement to be in the middle class. However, there are more barriers to college, predominantly financial, and aid programs are falling short of making up for those barriers. Selective admissions by colleges and universities are another difficulty faced by minorities.
College Binge Drinking I was shocked to overhear my sons comment when he come home from college. He said, “College students are drinking to get drunk, that is their only mission for the night.” Binge drinking among teenage college students has become a huge problem in our nation. Binge drinking has become an enormous problem on campus; not only because of the risks but also because of the problems that go along with it. Binge drinking will bring on problems such as; depression, anxiety, and being impulsive. Webster New Explorer Dictionary defines binge drinking as an act of excessive Consumption of alcohol.
And of those participating in the study, 44% participated in binge drinking in the 2 weeks before the survey. In my personal opinion I think lowering the drinking age would definitely curve the whole nature of college life. I think there are many people out there who drink, number one because they like how it makes them feel, and number two, they feel rebellious, like they are revolting against the system. If you watch college students sometimes, if they get desperate in their search for alcohol, many of them will go to great lengths to find a way to get it. You will never see a college student put forth that much effort to something ever again in you life, not even his schoolwork.
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.