Drinking alcohol has become a popular aspect of college culture. The media, such as the famous film Animal House released in 1978, shows us exaggerated portrayals of college students, and the extent to which they consume alcohol with characters like John Belushi’s ‘Bluto’ who carries a bottle with him almost everywhere he goes.
The public has many misconceptions of how often students drink. For example, Bud Walkup, an education specialist at the University of Maine’s Student Wellness Resource Center, went to a high school to speak with students and one told him college students drink every day. In reality, approximately 20% of college students don’t drink at all, and others who do are not usually negatively affected, according to Walkup.
This documentary takes a look at student’s drinking habits, and what happens when they get caught.