Cracking Down on Cracking Open

By: Kate-Lyn Eadie

Lasell College is not the biggest school out there, but when it comes down to Thursday night through the weekend you can bet students are on their A-game. Unfortunately, I’m not talking about academically; I’m talking about drinking. Lasell students love their “Thirsty Thursdays”and weekends. But when does it get to be too much?

Drinking, as many already know, is a depressant. It can make the nicest person angry or the most conservative and shy person the most outgoing at a party. According to Collegedrinkingprevention.gov, “1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.” That is over one thousand deaths, causing people to lose friends, sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters.

Maybe schools need to crack down on their students drinking habits, or just regulate it better. Hearing the RAs knocking at the door of the party you’re at is never fun, but unfortunately it has happened to me one night this semester. I thought to myself ‘this is it, we’re all getting written up.’ One of the  boys who lived in the room opened the door slowly, only to see the smiling face of an RA, as expected. The RA simply said, “Hey, just have all the freshmen out by midnight”. That was it? Just have them out by midnight. Not a problem. The freshmen were out and the party continued all night.

Drinking can cause many problems, not only for a school’s campus, but also for the individual students that are doing the drinking. Nobody wants to see anybody get hurt, especially if it’s a friend or family member. So maybe schools need to crack down a bit more instead of letting students crack open some beers.

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