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May 11, 2011

Are Drunk Babysitters the Answer to Binge Drinking on College Campuses?

Look, we all know that drunken stupidity is a problem on college campuses. And we all know that Universities are at risk of being held responsible if something were to go horribly wrong. So it makes sense that schools are constantly coming up with new ways to combat the binge drinking. Except some of their ideas are less than stellar.

Apr 7, 2011

Alcohol and Drug Use Rises: Who’s to Blame?

45% of high school students don’t see a “great risk” in heavy drinking. And 68% of those high school students have had their first drink by age 14. Additionally, since 2008 the use of marijuana is up from 32% to 39% and the use of ecstasy is up from 4% to 6%.

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Mar 14, 2011

Body Blog: Drink for Thought

We all know that drinking adds extra calories. I mean, how many times have we heard someone tell us "If you want to lose weight, cut out alcohol"? But let's face it, for a lot of us, that is pretty much asking us to give up going to college.

Don’t Be That Girl

No one likes a hot mess.  Okay, well that’s not exactly true.  We looove LocaLohan and anyone who has been...

Sep 10, 2010

Drink Yourself Successful

Dearest CollegeCandy readers, I trust by now you’ve heard we’re big supporters of Boxed Wine Wednesday and Thirsty Thursdays. And Get Drunk For No Reason Saturdays....and Mondays. You’ve seen our reports on the endless benefits of boozing. Some of you have agreed with our debauched ways, while others balked that constant drinking is wrong.

Aug 18, 2010

Duke It Out: Should Colleges Curb Drinking?

From Stanford to Florida State there are certain traditions that hold true in college across the country - homecoming, welcome week craziness, wearing flip flops in the shower, and getting up close and personal with your toilet after way too many shots on Friday night. College drinking has been a hot button issue for a long time, and there's always been the question of who should step up and be responsible for it.

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Aug 4, 2010

Why Are College Grads Drinking So Much?

Attention college grads: put down your martini for just a moment and check out the new poll conducted by Gallup.com. The results show that 71% of college graduates like to get their drink on, compared to only 58% of those with a high school degree or less.

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Aug 2, 2010

The Truth Behind Party-School Rankings

For many college students, going to a top-rated party school is an honor and a bragging right. Princeton Review, the granddaddy of all rankings, announced today that the University of Georgia is this year's top party school in the country.

May 11, 2010

Princeton Students Aren’t As Smart As We Thought

We’ve seen our share of interesting reality show topics over the years (to say the least) but this time, TV producers may have finally taken it too far. Directors are looking to create the first “Ivy League Reality Show” at PRINCETON of all places! They have already started casting and will seek approval from the university for the show soon.

Apr 10, 2010

It’s Alcohol Awareness Month – Are You Aware of Alcohol?

Once Thursday rolls around, college students are ready and raring to hit the juice and let loose. After spending countless hours primping and priming for a night out, you mix your first drinkie and your second, your third. You dance the night away to Rihanna and take advantage of the bar deals until you've lost count of the drinks you've had and you're visiting your cupboards for some Easy Mac.

Mar 25, 2010

Study Says: Drinking Doesn’t Affect Academic Performance

We all are victims of the classic college dilemma: huge party at night, big test in the morning. The modern day “to be or not to be.” We don’t want to risk being hungover for our test, but missing our roommate’s cousin’s girlfriend’s younger brother’s birthday is totally not in the cards. We go back and forth weighing the pros and cons, slowly being sucked in by peer pressure.

Oct 10, 2009

Drink More, Exercise More. Because That Makes Sense

According to a recently published study in the September/October issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, those who are more likely to drink are also more likely to drag themselves to the gym (hungover or otherwise). Lead author Michael French, Ph. D says that “Alcohol users not only exercised more than abstainers, but the differential actually increased with more drinking."

Oct 9, 2009

Duke It Out: Lower Drinking Age?

Let's be honest - no one (at least no one who wants hot, dirty sex) waits until they're 21 to try an alcoholic beverage. Alcohol is so ubiquitous at high school and college parties that the red plastic cup is practically the official symbol of underage consumption.

Aug 31, 2009

Smokin’ The Pot Is Good For You

It turns out that marijuana may actually be good for us binge-drinking party animals, AKA: college students. The study showed that smoking the pot helped protect our brains from all that harmful boozing (ice luge, anyone?) we do on a weekly basis.

Aug 12, 2009

College Myths Debunked: Breaking The Seal

As college students, we are constantly inundated with new knowledge. It can be useful, thought-provoking, or crammed into our head on a Starbucks-fueled binge several hours before an exam. However, very rarely do we question the validity of all this new knowledge (unless you take philosophy classes, then you’ll question away).

May 4, 2009

Candy Dish: Just Another Musician With a Drug Problem

Eminem's got a drug problem. Duh. • Alexander Wang helps the Gap. • Let's talk about binge drinking. • Why is Shia LeBeouf's mom gettin' naked?! • Jessica Alba even looks hot when she's working out. • More fun ways to rock the leggings.

Apr 9, 2009

Is It Worth It?

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And in the game of Bad Habits, you will always come out a loser. As I laid in a tanning bed, I thought about how this bad habit was going to affect me in the long run. Even though I love the immediate benefits of this vice (golden, sun-kissed skin!), I can't help but worry about my future as a leather-skinned freak.

Feb 27, 2009

What Happens on Spring Break…Gets Announced All Over Campus

You’ve been killing yourself all semester to tackle mountains of coursework while finding time to hit the gym and develop...

Feb 20, 2009

Livin’ The College Life – Is This Normal?

It’s amazing how universal the college experience is and how readily we all accept it as normal. Talk to any...

Oct 10, 2008

Drinking Games On the Go (That Won’t Get You a DUI)

Some of my favorite weekends and least regrettable hangovers are courtesy of long nights spent playing traveling drinking games. Forget...

Sep 20, 2008

Derailed by the Blackout Express?

Sunday morning, and your mouth tastes like cotton dipped in garbage and coated in tar. You immediately regret opening your...

Aug 10, 2007

What’s Your Binge Drinking Preference?

Have you always imagined beer being a juvenile drink of choice? You know, the first thing you are able to...

Apr 24, 2007

Binge Drinking and Breast Cancer…Possible Link?

I know, I know, sorry to get all serious on you, but I came across some shocking information today that...

Apr 2, 2007

I’ve Got Some Alcoholic Hepatitis

While all of my friends are drinking heavily and basking in the scorching sun in Acapulco, I’m home with the...

Mar 15, 2007

Um Yea, Girls Like Drinking Games Too

Why is it such a breaking discovery that college girls know how to party? I just read an article today...