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Posted on February 22 at 3:42 p.m.Suggest removal
"Nathan Black Celebrated His 21st Birthday and Died of Alcohol Poisoning and Exposure"COULD EASILY HAVE BEEN--
"Nathan Black Celebrated His 21st Birthday THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND AFTER HE TURNED 21 and Died of Alcohol Poisoning and Exposure"
"Foellmi, a 20-year-old biochemistry major at Winona State University, died of alcohol poisoning on Dec. 14, one day after she had finished her last exam of the semester. According to police reports, she had three beers during the day, then played beer pong — a drinking game — in the evening, and downed some vodka, too."
COULD EASILY HAVE BEEN--
Foellmi, a **22-YEAR-OLD** biochemistry major at Winona State University, died of alcohol poisoning on Dec. 14, one day after she had finished her last exam of the semester. According to police reports, she had three beers during the day, then played beer pong — a drinking game — in the evening, and downed some vodka, too.
"One practice — drinking 21 shots on a 21st birthday — has proven especially lethal. Of the college-age deaths that made news, 11 people, including eight college students, died while celebrating their 21st birthdays."
- You can go to the bar THE NIGHT OF your 21st birthday and still drink 21 shots. Go to the bar THE NIGHT OF your birthday and you have plenty of time to down tons of alcohol and contract alcohol poisoning and die.
You don't understand that a law isn't going to prevent kids of drinking too much alcohol and dieing.
The researchers found that excessive drinking on this particular birthday was common, with more than four out of five participants reporting they had consumed some alcohol on their birthday. Of those participants, 34 percent of men and 24 percent of women reported consuming 21 drinks or more. The maximum for women was about 30 drinks, while the maximum for men was about 50 drinks.-- This data does not discern between 1 AM on a birthday or 11 PM on a birthday.
Empirical evidence is not the "tell all" way to determine a law and the best way to apply it to a population.
And I read your provided links the FIRST time, they just didn't prove anything.
No matter if you can legally drink at 21 years and 7 hours or 21 years and 5 days, people will still be giddy, excited, and probably over due it on WHATEVER their first legal night is for them to go out -- or stay at home-- and drink with friends. The day, time, location, etc DOESN'T MATTER. People die of alcohol poisoning everyday in various locations, times, and ages.
Posted on February 21 at 9:22 p.m.Suggest removal
I feel that I'm fairly educated in the subject as I AM a newly-turned 21 year old university student who has many other friends who fit this description. For what it's worth, OU also sent me a "happy birthday, don't get alcohol poisoning, Love, David Boren" Card.
The card didn't deter me. I laughed, but then was offended. I took it as satire. On my 21st birthday, I went out with my parents to a family dinner and couldn't even finish my drink. I had absolutely NO desire to get wasted.
Those news headlines describing a "So-and-So Celebrated His 21st Birthday and Died of Alcohol Poisoning" won't end with the introduction of a ridiculous law.
I hope you aren't so removed from the targeted generation, @votechip, to where you're so quick to criticize and draw inaccurate conclusions. Be realistic. Kids will drink. Kids will die from making bad decisions. Bad decisions will never cease to be made. Kids don't abide by laws. They can get fake IDs. They can get alcohol from friends, from their parent's fridge, from a server who doesn't ID them.
You're headlines don't prove a thing and no one is buying it.
Posted on February 20 at 11:53 p.m.Suggest removal
If people want to drink, they're going to drink. Period.They'll acquire alcohol from friends and drink at home. Or, what's stopping them from going out an binge drinking a day, a week, or a month after their birthday?
People have the willpower to do some pretty outlandish, crazy things. Give them the opportunity to sidestep a law, and they will.
Votechip- Some people haven't any self-restraint. This doesn't change depending on the day-- their birthday or otherwise.
Education and common sense is at the root of all of this mess. Shuffling the days in which one can legally buy alcohol has absolutely nothing to do with the issue.
Posted on February 20 at 9:13 a.m.Suggest removal
And "in terms of sugar content," that 42g of sugar is NOT the only sugar you'll consume that day. The three meals you presumably eat throughout the day will likely have a decent amount of sugar. In not a dietitian, but I'm decently read in terms of health-related issues. On a 2,000 calorie diet, one is advised to consume less than 40 g of sugar. Whoops, you fail already. Shouldn't have listened to The Daily.
The headline, which includes the word "healthy," is misleading in this sense. Don't advise anyone about healthy options if you don't understand them yourself. Also misleading are the bolded tags "tea," "herbal coffee," and "apples." One reads these and categorizes them as "healthy." It's human nature to assume that, logically, "chai tea latte" might be considered healthy, too.
Posted on February 20 at 9:02 a.m.Suggest removal
Headline of column: "Healthy Caffeine Alternatives to Jump Start Your Day"
My mistake, I thought content within a column was supposed to reflect the headline/ all other information listed before and after it.
Posted on February 16 at 11:05 p.m.Suggest removal
According to the Starbucks site, the standard 16 oz. grande chai latte has 42 g of sugar, while the standard 16 oz. grande white chocolate mocha has 59 g. Both are significantly high in sugar and it's not quite fair to consider a chai latte a "healthy" option.
42 g of sugar is equivalent to 3 packages of hot chocolate packages or 3.5 servings of ice cream or the 12 oz Coke you drank at lunch.
HOW are you researching / fact checking? I'm very discontented with The Daily's take on "nutrition." Perhaps this is because many of these articles are left to University College freshman who fall victim to the "freshman 15."
These articles are just silly, anymore. State the obvious, then state inaccuracies. Keep doing what you do.
Posted on February 13 at 12:43 a.m.Suggest removal
The fact that the movie was prefaced with the disclaimer that it was based on a true story was not only enough for the audience to take the storyline seriously, but it was enough for the audience to place themselves in Leo and Paige's shoes. I thought, "What if this happened to me, it COULD happen to me."
The previews tell just a bit of the story -- how Leo is trying to win Paige's heart again. The concept is multi-faceted, though. First, a brain injury of Paige's condition deals with remembering the past, re-evaluating life choices; then there's that estranged family business, dealing with image vs reality, love vs money, honesty vs secrecy; and only on top of all of these issues is the love story. It couldn't be just about Leo winning her over. Realistically, there would be SO MUCH MORE than that to deal with.
Having been in a three year relationship and sharing many milestones with my boyfriend, I could definitely place myself in Paige's shoes and I, too, believe it was a gripping story. I'm not sure if I stopped crying.
Just as Paige had to relearn how to trust Leo, I think as the audience, we are supposed to trust their love story. It's titled "The Vow" -- words that are exchanged by lovers moments before being wed for life. She rereads her vows just before trekking to the cafe where she unknowingly meets Leo at the end of the movie. The uncertainty is characteristic of first dates and of falling in love. There's parallelism there. There's a lot there.
I think it's a little deeper than you give it credit for, but just as Leo narrates at the beginning of the movie, we are all a compilation of all of the moments we have experienced in our life, thus far. I think depending on the place you are in your life, you're not going to take much away from this movie. But fall in love, experience hardship and heartbreak, and just grow up, and you might get a little more out of it.
Posted on February 9 at 4:05 p.m.Suggest removal
Plaws- wow, did you miss that day in middle school health class? Smokeless tobacco absolutely threatens your health!
Posted on February 8 at 8:28 a.m.Suggest removal
When the average college student graduates not only with a bachelor's degree, but with $20,000 in debt looming over their head, I think that we need to prioritize.
When the only way to pay for graduate school is to take out loans for at least half of what the university cannot reimburse you for after you commit to working as a TA, GA, or RA, I think we need to prioritize.
I would rather be a cookie-cutter zombie, but I wouldn't be mindless. It's called an education. I'm NOT paying OU thousands of dollars a month AFTER FEDERAL AID AND GRANTS so I can work on my creativity.
What are YOU doing here?
Posted on February 6 at 3:18 p.m.Suggest removal
You might consider eating the whole egg. By tossing the yolk, you're forfeiting most of the powerful powerful omega 3 fatty acid. Eating just the whites provides more of omega 6 fatty acids, which we get too much of from eating too many processed foods. Egg yolks also have considerable amounts of protein, fat (which you DO need to metabolize fat-soluble vitamins A,D,E, and K), calcium, and many other nutrients.
Also, that "0 calorie" spray butter is only zero calorie if you go by the serving size, which is about 1 and a quarter sprays. "Spray[ing] liberally with butter" is going to yield calories and fat. A source I found online cites that one teaspoon is 20 calories and 2 grams of fat. No biggie, but it adds up. The food industry is very quick to deceive, even on it's food labels.
(As a side note, many "diet" foods like spray butter often claim to contain "30-40% fewer calories/grams of fat, etc because they cut the portion sizes by 30-40%. It's tough to remain on the defensive when these companies are trying to market to us).
Be careful, too Many different types of spray butter claim to contain 0 grams trans fats, but if you look in the ingredients, "hydrogenated oils" are listed in some way, shape, or form. The company can claim that a SERVING has "0 grams" if a serving contains less than a gram. This is entirely ridiculous.
you may find this site helpful:http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitn...
Certainly, eating the above is better than not eating at all. One must discern, though, when choosing ingredients and one must be careful with portions.
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