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Going to the university is more than just academic learning. It is a major growing up period and what matters most in are the life lessons that make every undergraduate a stronger person. It also gives students the illusion of freedom.
With this freedom comes the opportunity to begin drinking. College drinking culture terms like Wine Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Free-flow Friday and Sunday Funday, can make it easy for students to normalise drinking habits.
Sexual assault is also common among undergraduates. At least half of these sexual assaults involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator, or even the victim. This translates to an equal number of sexual assaults on campus that did not involve drinking.
The team examines whether alcohol should be blamed for sexual assaults and banned or that young adults should just be taught respect for themselves and for others to not even think about molest or rape.