Stott: Drinking the norm among students
As we watch the sad events unfold surrounding David Bogenberger’s death, it might be easy to attribute the tragedy to an unusually irresponsible fraternity function or a uniquely out-of-hand activity.
Bogenberger was a 19-year-old freshman at Northern Illinois University who died in November after engaging in a binge-drinking activity at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house, where he was a pledge.
This newspaper reported earlier in the week that to reach a blood-alcohol content of 0.37 percent, nearly Bogenberger’s level the night he died, a 160-pound man would have to consume 15 alcoholic drinks in two hours.
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