Buying booze in college is an art. College kids have a restricted amount of money to spend (usually something between the fifteen buckaroos their parents shoved them the last time they went to Sunday dinner at Applebees and the $50 dollars they earned when they sold their statistics book to a freshman that didn't know a new edition was coming out next month). Therefore, they need something potent that will get the job done without breaking the bank.
The editors at Seventeen Magazine probably have more holiday spirit than your crazy neighbor who keeps his Christmas decorations and manger scene up (and lit) all year round. If my internship there taught me one thing, it's this: the December/January holiday bonanza of an issue is more crucial than every fashion magazine's September issue combined.
It's not difficult to get messed up in college. Keg shells line frat house walls and liquor seems to flow freely from faucets, available whenever the time feels right. Yet, students continuously resort to more creative techniques to make their heads spin. Why?
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Four Loko is a popular new canned alcoholic beverage. Essentially an alcohol-fueled energy drink. Each can contains the equivalent of three beers, caffeine, and artificial flavoring, all for under $3. But the benefits of this cheapie drink are eclipsed by the serious threat it poses to students who intend to party hard.