Binge Drinking: Definitely not the key to college happiness
Letter to the editor
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 20:09
I am appalled that our school newspaper would post such an article. The study is narrow-sampled, outdated, and provided little evidence to the fact that the “key to happiness” is to consume copious amounts of alcohol within a small time frame.
Furthermore, it is highly irresponsible for this college media organization to publish an article that encourages the practice of binge drinking. As a current student, the thought of some of my peers reading this article and the actions that are sure to follow is absolutely horrifying.
One thing the team at Eagle News can count on is the inevitable deaths of those students who happen to gaze upon this article’s headline. “She said she wanted to binge drink because the college newspaper confirmed it would make her happier,” someone might say about their poor black lesbian friend who, all in one day, got rejected from being inducted into a sorority and then died later that night due to alcohol poisoning.
If that’s the responsibility Eagle News does not want to hold, then I suggest the editor-in-chief pay closer to attention to the kind of journalism (or lack thereof) passing over his or her desk.