Media Influence On College Students

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Throughout the media, college is portrayed as a massive party in general. There are many examples of this within the news, movies, on the internet, and on television. Do college students actually party and drink as much as these outlets portray? According to these outlets, students only party and drink; they never study. Though, from experiences and research, this has proven to be untrue.
According to Research it is said that on smaller campuses, where everyone knows everyone, students may feel more confident in their judgement of others’ drinking, because they are more familiar with a larger whole of the total student population. Underage drinking is also a cause of greater risk of developing future alcohol problems such as, alcoholism, depression, anxiety and general health issues. Binge Drinking can also cause stress to the human body, such as, kidney damage, liver damage and brain damage. It is said
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Within the media college is portrayed to be one big party. College students drinking habitats are over exaggerated within media outlets, and College drinking is often praised in movies and encouraged through the party lifestyle. In this kind of environment, students are more likely to participate in careless drinking activities, thinking it is a normal aspect of college. This is not a normal part of the college experience, most students spend the majority of their time studying or doing other things. Parties are normal, and most students do engage in these activities on occasion, but it is not a daily occurrence. Though, it does influence new student’s expectations about college. Did you know that Alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor? It is also the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency. Binge drinking is known as consuming five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women within a two hour period of

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