Archive for January, 2015

Chronicle of Higher Education’s “A River of Booze”

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

In continuing with its series entitled Alcohol’s Hold on Campus, The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Karin Fischer and Eric Hoover recently wrote “A River of Booze.” The article depicts the culture at a “party school” (in this case, the two writers emphasize that of the University of Georgia and the town of Athens, GA). More specifically, the article examines some of the key players in a party culture: the police chief, the fake ID dealer, the bar owner, the educator, the party planner and the tailgater. While the article is sympathetic, it also plainly shows how, in conjunction, these players form an unhealthy drinking culture. The police chief wants to protect the students’ welfare, but some parents disagree with his actions; the fake ID dealer wants to make extra money and figures if not him, someone else would be providing the fake IDS because they are almost a necessity at UGA…the list continues.

Read the article in full here