Binge drinking in college.

Essay by nicky19University, Bachelor'sA+, October 2003

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Binge drinking has become a huge problem on college campuses in recent years. Many times it has led to the untimely deaths of young students just starting their new lives at the campus. One such case is Robert Schmalz, a student who was supposed to be celebrating his upcoming graduation from Bradley University.

Schmalz, 22, was celebrating his entrance to graduate school, his graduation from Bradley University, and also a new class of pledges for his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau. Instead of any of that though, his parents are making funeral arrangements. All of this is because of binge drinking, and its effects on the human body.

Binge drinking accounts for far too many deaths around the nation because of the irresponsible behavior of college students who believe that drinking is something you MUST do once you get into college. I feel that there should be much more strict rules on the campuses, including criminal charges against anyone in attendance that knew of the actions taking place.

That would ensure that there would be less occurrences would result from this irresponsible behavior.

There are over 1,400 deaths a year from alcohol on college campuses around the United States. There are also over 500,000 injuries caused every single year due to the actions of college students who drink too much. The weird part in all of it is, the fact that all over the country, the phenomenon is catching on more and more, yet more student's are also refusing to drink at all than ever before.

In the case of Robert Schmalz, his friends had dropped him off at home to sleep off a binge of alcohol consumption that took all day long. Not much of his final hours are known, but everyone agrees that he got caught...