Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Journal 8

My argument is over whether or not college campuses should be dry. A dry campus is a campus where alcohol is not permitted in any way. I believe that if alcohol was not allowed there would be fewer accidents on campus as well as a lot fewer unwanted sexual advances. Alcohol is a very dangerous substance that should be monitored and should be kept out of the reach of underage students. While a student is in college the number one priority should be getting good grades and progressing towards your degree or certificate. Studies have shown that the more alcohol a college student drinks the worse the grade point average. I don't think it is fair to a student who has a drunk roommate which makes it more difficult to study. When you are paying so much money for an education I really think the school should do it's best to hold of all of the possible distractions. Overall, I don't see any benefits in having alcohol on a school campus.
-Jeff Prentice-


  1. I don’t live on campus, but I thought alcohol was already banned. It doesn’t matter if it is or not, students will still drink. When I think of college, I think of parties and I know I am not the only one. I agree with you on the fact that there would be less people getting raped. If someone’s roommate is drinking and be loud and obnoxious, I see your point but that’s life, your always going to have distractions. I just don’t think that it would be possible to make a campus dry.

    How do you do a main post?

  2. College campuses should be dry. IPFW dorms are suppose to be. I actually do not care if people personally drink, as long as they do not disrupt my studies. However, it usually doesn't happen that way. People tend to get pretty loud when they have friends over and are drinking.