When it comes to drinking alcohol, college students are pretty heavy drinkers, studies show.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), 80 percent of college students drink, and half of that 80 percent, binge drink.
Binge drinking is defined when a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level reaches 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood (g/dL)—which is about four drinks for women and five for men in two hours. Continue Reading →
The college is keeping a closer watch on residence hall parties, who is coming on campus, and whether or not weekend guests are registered properly.
New policies on registering parties in residence halls went into effect last year, and the college now insists students undergo a bystander training course before parties are approved. Continue Reading →
Mary Louise Dixon, Asia Ewing, Morghan Farnsworth and Abbey Lalime; each of these seniors has contributed to an overall record of 61-37 during their tenure at Stonehill College. The fans of Skyhawk Nation wanted to thank these women for their hard work, dedication and perseverance as they were honored on their Senior Night on Feb. 25. Continue Reading →
When the addition to the Sports Complex is complete by the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, there will be a lot of Northeast-10 Championship hardware to put up from this year. The women’s indoor track and field team wanted a piece of the action, and captured their first-ever indoor track and field conference championship at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Feb. 22. Continue Reading →
Lead for Justice, a new initiative created by Stonehill students, puts a spotlight on social issues that are neglected in the community.
“Lead for Justice is all about how to change cultures and how to engage students to care about the issue of social justice,” Prithak Chowdhury, creator of Lead for Justice, said.
The campaign was created at the beginning of this semester and stemmed from other programs such as Into the Streets, HOPE, and SGA Diversity. The members of Lead select organizations they care about, like Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender awareness (LGBT), and guide students to make a difference with these social issues. Continue Reading →
First, I would like to begin with a preface to this piece to help prevent any sort of conflict or controversy arising. What I love most about my work with The Summit is the freedom it endows me with. Over the past two years, I have not missed an issue, and therefore an opportunity to sound off on what was on my mind at the time. So let me say that is the beauty of this section, and the paper as a whole. Nowhere else on campus may we write so freely or as openly about ourselves and our views. Continue Reading →
I always thought I would be more than happy to graduate from the bubble…that is to say, I always knew I would miss bits and pieces. I expected to miss living with my friends, my favorite professors, being able to wake up after 9 a.m., and of course the joys of not having to cook for myself. Yet I never really anticipated being sad about leaving. Continue Reading →
As a New Jersey native, let me tell you, it’s not easy being from New Jersey. When you’re from New Jersey, you’re often the brunt of a lot of jokes. Even from fellow New Jersians. It’s just one of those things you need to learn to accept. Your state will get made fun of. You will be expected to be okay with it. You need to learn to be self-deprecating at an early age; but that’s not such a bad thing. Continue Reading →
Amidst the sexual assault allegations from late last semester, Campus Police strengthened its officer presence throughout the campus.
The increased presence can be most heavily seen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. On these nights, there are additional police officers on duty that check in on every residence hall on campus. Continue Reading →