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It’s no secret that drinking is a huge part of college culture. This is something that is almost global and something I, personally, can attest to. Before coming to Stony Brook, I attended two other universities, one of which was in Europe. My freshman year I went to a school called University College Roosevelt in Middelburg, the Netherlands. Middelburg may be considered a city, but don’t expect towering skyscrapers. You would be more likely to find a group of elderly women biking than a businessman on his way to a meeting. The school itself was an honors college, and therefore only required three years and had about 600 students enrolled in total. Because of this, it was really easy to get to know your peers, and the school ensured you would during the “introweek.” Every incoming class had to take part in a week full of school-designated and -created activities…

Do you want to drink shitty, cheap liquor, but only the best shitty, cheap liquor?  Well The Press is putting their collective livers where their mouths are. This month, we chugged Fleischmann’s Whiskey, a sizzling amber hard liquor that comes in an appropriately cheap looking plastic bottle. The price isn’t a burden. It’s 10-20 dollars depending on the size. A few shots and our minds started caving in, as the night ended with us watching Japanese wrestling and Pierce Brosnan’s singing in Mamma Mia. First Shot: “I felt my insides shake and quiver a tad.” “It tastes like hand sanitizer. Not like good hand sanitizer, like shittier CVS hand sanitizer” “Someone punched down my throat, grinded up my guts, and then took the fist out. After that, I felt amazing.” Second Shot: “The burn lasted longer than I can remember, but not as good.” “When the whiskey hit…

Greetings fellow drug enthusiasts. While you might have been hoping for a topic this month that was unfamiliar, or at least peaked your curiosity, in light of recent events throughout our campus, it’s a good time to discuss our need for booze. Alcohol has always been, and as far as I can tell will always be, the choice drug for the majority of students. Some use it to unwind after a long week of grueling work, surrounded in an otherwise immobile room of frat brothers and random strangers, while others choose to enjoy a simpler night with a handle, a few friends and Cards Against Humanity. Being heavily consumed, however, alcohol has the opportunity to cause trouble, more so than other drugs, whether that means a night of regrets, or in most cases, your head stuck in a semi-clean stall for an hour or two. At it’s worst, alcohol can…