Binge Drinking on America's Campuses

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Binge Drinking on America 's Campuses

On any Friday or Saturday night, the average college student is usually drinking, dancing and out having fun. They typically party with friends at fraternity parties, bars, and clubs; and unfortunately most of these students are underage, consuming excessive amounts of alcohol or "Binge Drinking". Binge drinking results in several detrimental outcomes, some are even fatal. Today this type of drinking is rampant on educational campuses everywhere. Large and small, urban and rural educational institutions are not left unaffected by this growing trend to binge drink. Binge drinking is defined as "the consumption of five or more drinks, in a row, on at least one occasion" (NCADI). Several surveys
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If a ball lands in a cup, the team whose cup has the ball must drink the beer in the cup. The team who gets their opponents to finish all the cups of beer in front of them first wins, and plays until they lose to other opponents. The losers must drink all of their cups and in addition must drink all the cups left over from the winning team.
There is also the ever-popular "Keg Stand". The "Keg Stand" is extremely popular at parties and happens just about every time there is a keg at a party. The "Keg Stand" occurs when a person is picked up by his/her legs and has them put above his/her head, so that they are in a handstand position above the keg. The hose of the keg is then placed in his/her mouth, then he/she must drink for as long as he/she can, while the crowd around the keg counts off how long he/she drinks.
There is also the "Shotgun" and/or "BeerBong". These are both ways of drinking beer in a very fast manner. The "Shotgun" happens when a beer is turned on its side; a hole is then poked near the bottom of the can and opened to a little bit bigger than the size of a nickel. The drinker then puts his/her mouth on the hole and sucks till it is very tight. Finally, the beer is turned right side up, the top is opened, and the beer is shot down the drinker 's mouth and throat hence the name "Shotgun". The "BeerBong" is another party favorite and is similar to the
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