Monday, October 15, 2007
Noticed this poster on a truck at UMass today. I'd heard about the anti-binge drinking campaign at a Select Board meeting last year. The Campus and Community Coalition believes that students may be drinking to excess, in part, because they think that's what "everybody's doing." Countering that perception, the coalition thinks, will have a positive effect on student drinking. I think it's a dubious idea -- four drinks is a lot, for one thing, and 1 out of 3 UMass students drink MORE than that? I've heard some students have snagged the posters to hang in their rooms.