Alcohol Issues on College Campuses

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Alcohol Issues on College Campuses
“Binge Drinking on College Campuses.” Center for Science in the Public for Science, Center for Science in the Public Interest. Web. 21Mar. 2012. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) discusses that students enrolled in college are more likely to consume alcohol than their peers than do not attend college. They report that 1700 college students die yearly due to alcohol. The increasing number of college students drinking has resulted in higher incidences of unprotected intercourse and most rapes on college campuses are alcohol related. The community also impacts the number of students drinking due to the low cost of alcohol in college towns. Colleges that ban alcohol and colleges with more alcohol control policies in place have lower rates of binge drinking on campus. The CSPI offers many statistics on the effect of college students consuming alcohol and how it impacts their lives and the lives of others. This online resource provides a plethora of information and credible statistics that are helpful for any parent sending a student to college. Buckley Jr., William F. "Let's Drink to It." National Review 02 Apr. 2001: 62. Academic Search Complete. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. Buckley’s article” Lets Drink to It” discusses alcohol at various colleges, especially Ivy league colleges, where the issue of binge drinking is quietly ignored. College students break laws due to drunkenness and seem to not have any consequences. I feel like Buckley’ s article makes light of a serious problem in today’s society. This article implies that college drinking that goes is due to students needing to escape their problems. More likely, it is a combination of a new found freedom and irresponsibility.

Dowdall W., George. College Drinking. Stylus Publishing, 2011. 336. Print. Dowdall asserts that among college women, violence includes violent physical abuse and rape. But, the media hardly report on these incidents. Binge drinking is also...
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