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Party activities more than a game

Party activities more than a game

Asha Khanna, Copy Editor

March 15, 2017

Some teens have traded in their childhood party games like Twister mats and fictitious Monopoly money for redSolo cups and beer funnels as social expectations transform with age. Drinking games, such as beer pong and rage cage in which players try to bounce ping pong balls into cup, usually invol...

Celebrations, parades imply ‘party’ time

Celebrations, parades imply 'party' time

Lisabelle Panossian, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017

Although San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration attracts nearly 100,000 attendees every year, the party only lasts a few hours for hoards of intoxicated attendees who promptly pass out on couches after “celebrating Irish pride.” “The city holds these big events for holid...

Shot of ‘success’: web videos uncover party scene of college

Shot of 'success': web videos uncover party scene of college

May 28, 2013

Ashley Latham Reporter The “other side” of college is now being portrayed in a series non-school related web videos featuring campus views, alcohol, marijuana and scantily-clad girls. I’m Shmacked and College Culture videos are centered around major collegiate events like football games and holidays such as Halloween and ...

Athletes’ decisions off-court affect performance

Athletes’ decisions off-court affect performance

January 25, 2013

Tatianna Guiterrez Senior Reporter “The OC,” a popular teenage television show that ended its run, shows varsity athletes passing out from the alcohol they consumed at parties after celebrating a win. Yet, underage drinking is illegal and can cause health risks as well as decrease athletic per...

Culture drives teen drinking

Teenagers are often portrayed in the media as hard partiers who illegally abuse alcohol and caffeine. Teens wrongly try to rationalize parties, alcohol and caffeine as a way to cope with high pressure academic expectations or as a way to unwind on the weekends from stressful academics or extra-curricular activities

December 11, 2012

Rebecca Siegel Design Editor Last year’s “Project-X,” a movie portraying a high school house party that got out of control, was more than a cliché. The movie opened at No. 2 in ticket sales, and showed the omnipresence that drinking and partying has in high school culture. “High school is made up...

Alcoholism rooted in teenage drinking


October 30, 2009

Ina Herlihy Editor-in-Chief Kathy Lord spiked the punch bowl in eighth grade and attended the football after-parties serving alcohol sophomore year with her friends. “It was cool to be in with the in crowd,” said Lord. Forty percent of high school sophomores have admitted to drinking within t...

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