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HUMP DAY: WHY IS DRINKING SO ABUNDANT IN COLLEGE?

The University of Minnesota recently released an article to explore the reasons behind heavy drinking in college. This article highlights the tough transition that is moving away from your normal life and coming to school. We are in a new environment, we are taking harder classes, and we are scavenging the entire campus for just ONE friend. We have all been there: alone, stressed out, and confused. The only thing you want is to feel normal and accepted again. So is that all that is behind the popularity of drinking in college? Read the article “Why Students Drink” to find out. The university sent out surveys and spoke to psychologists in order to get a deeper look into the mentality of college students just like us. The article does a great job looking at why students drink instead of trying to stop them from drinking.

http://www.cehd.umn.edu/fsos/projects/alcohol/whydrink.asp

Written and researched by Sarah Pasquarelli, Peer Educator

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