The Observer

Teens fear police more than damage from drug use

Teens fear police more than damage from drug use

By Lori Koenick and Allison Srour, Features Editors

March 27, 2012

  Pregaming ─ a typical teenager ritual to get loosened up before a big event such as a party or a concert. Pregaming usually entails taking a few shots or having a couple beers, but now popping some pills has joined the ritual.   In recent months, many students have been opting out of alcohol ...

‘Eyeballing’ alcohol causes concern in community

By By Jordan Maser Staff Writer

March 1, 2011

It is Friday night, and junior John* walks into a house party. He sees a group of people in what appears to be excruciating pain surrounding the bar. They are eyeballing vodka, and he decides to join them−a decision he will soon regret. Eyeballing vodka is when a shot of vodka is poured into the eye...

Whipahol: Alcoholic whipped cream enters market, Product quickly met with legal restrictions

By By Becky Price Arts Editor

December 22, 2010

Whipped cream has always had a naughty reputation. Little kids sneak a puff into their mouths when mom looks away, and older, raunchier characters use it as a component in sexual endeavors, but now it has gone one step further. Cue Whipped Lightning, a new line of alcohol-infused whipped creams. Whipped...

Mixed Dangers: Combination of alcohol and caffeine in drink raises blood content levels and health concerns

By By Emma Crutchfield Spencer Levy Staff Writers

December 22, 2010

What is the result of combining five cans of beer and four cups of coffee? The answer is simple: a can of Four Loko. The alcoholic and energy drink Four Loko, created by Phusion Products Inc. of Chicago, is an extremely popular drink at many colleges and high schools. Despite this, it has been met with...

Colleges alert parents of student alcohol use

By Jessie Hirsch, Contest Manager

March 22, 2010

Recently, several colleges and universities have changed their policies on alerting parents of students who engage in underage drinking. In the past, most schools only reported incidents in which the students were either arrested or hospitalized, but now they plan to notify parents before the situation...

UMD reforms alcohol abuse practices

By Natalie Geisler, News Editor

June 3, 2009

University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) recently instituted an initiative known as “Promoting Responsible Action in Medical Emergencies,” a practice that will dismiss disciplinary repercussions for students who report a peer’s emergency medical information in regards to their consumption of al...

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