College Binge Drinking

American Voiceseducation ISSUE 34•17 Nov 25, 1998

A recent American Medical Association study found that binge drinking is on the rise on college campuses, as are alcohol-related deaths. What do you think?

  • “Last November, my friend Brad got drunk, and he fell down a flight of stairs and died of massive brain trauma. We were ripped to the tits, dude.”

    Daryl Woodley –
    Student

  • “As part of my fraternity's initiation ritual, pledges are required to die of alcohol poisoning.”

    Ricky Hanratty –
    Student

  • “Sure, binge drinking can be a serious problem, but how else are college students supposed to foster an environment conducive to date rape?”

    Peter Malone –
    Bricklayer

  • “Most college students aren't even 21, so this is really more of a grad-school issue.”

    Annette Brister –
    Interpreter

  • “Forget college. I'm doing my best binge drinking now that I'm in my 40s and have a dead-end job and a fucking albatross of a family.”

    Steven Stoudt –
    Systems Analyst

  • “What's wrong with letting off a little steam five to six nights a week?”

    Stephanie Blackledge –
    Dental Hygienist