After "Thirsty Thursday's," beer pong tournaments, and three-man have helped to keep college students away from their desks and out at the bars, some schools have come up with an interesting idea to bring the focus back to studying.
According to the Poynter Institute's website, a University of Missouri study has found that students who don't take Friday classes drink twice as much alcohol as their peers with early morning classes. In fact, a recent study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University says that 49 percent of full-time college students binge drink-or consume five or more drinks in a night for men, and four or more drinks in a night for females. Two-thirds of the students who binge drink on a Thursday night do not have class on Fridays.
As a result, some schools that rank on the Princeton Review list of heavy partiers have decided to offer more and earlier classes (before ten a.m.) on Fridays.
According to stateline.org, states are joining the fight against excessive drinking as well. Utah recently became the 28th state enacting a law that prohibits happy hours or bar specials that offer unlimited deals.
When asking residents of Cortland County how to deal with binge drinkers, one person had a simple answer: