Code Of Honor

Does College Binge Drinking = Happiness?

I started a thread on the College Confidential discussion forum about the purpose of college. Is that purpose education or employment credentials? That contention has inspired some spirited opinions. However, there may be a stealth third option for the purpose of college: fun, and by extension, happiness. Have you ever seen the movie Animal House? ...

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Public Service Announcements vs. Drinking

I think we’re all pretty much aware that binge drinking in college (and even high school) is a major concern for parents and school administrators. Unfortunately, it seems as though almost every school year, we read of a senseless death or two related to drinking. Scenes of Animal House Delta fraternity’s pledge activities and general ...

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College Dress Codes

Have you been on any college campuses (or should that be “campi”?) lately? If so, what did you notice about the way that students dressed? Apparently, the administration at Morehouse College, the only all-male, historically black institution of higher learning in the United States, has seen enough of low-slung, baggy pants and other unbecoming attire ...

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College Drinking and Parents

More sad news today about the consequences of college drinking. A 22-year-old man was found dead at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house at Carnegie Mellon on Saturday afternoon, according to Pittsburgh police. The student attended Pitt’s Greenburg campus, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Pitt News article goes on to say: