College football is getting to be as popular as professional football. In some areas of the country, college football is a lot more popular than NFL football. In Nebraska for example, Memorial stadium in Lincoln becomes the state 's third largest city on home football game days. The stadium becomes a sea of red as fans dress in the team colors in support of the Cornhuskers.
American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus by Lisa Wade discusses the truth about hookup culture by observing it on college campus for years, with the help of students sharing their experiences to her. My overall impression of the book is that it is very accurate to college life and the thought process of students and hookup culture. In this essay, I will discuss 3 concepts, corporate campus, racialization in the school system, and conformity, and how these can all relate to life on campus and the book I choose to read, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.
Every Friday night Wilson’s very own John Gurski Stadium is packed with fans as if it was the Super Bowl. Starting at 7pm, the Wilson High School football team took the field and starts to destroy the visiting team. Just in the first quarter the Bulldogs already have two touchdowns. Touchdown after touchdown, the Bulldogs lead the game twenty one to zero. Throughout the game while the football team is dominatTing, the cheerleaders are singing and dancing along to the band’s music. The students who attend the games are also enjoying the large amount of food choices that the school supplies. Seventy five percent of students interviewed said that they love to attend the high school football games. By the end
Alexus University, like a good portion of universities and institutes of higher learning in the United States, has become known as a party school. The issue of underage drinking has become a matter of great concern for the university, as they believe that this is working to damage their reputation as a serious institute of learning; instead of students applying to the school because they want to learn, officials are noticing an ever increasing trend in the types of applicants who are looking to attend the school. In particular, they are seeing an increase in the number of average and below average students who are applying, students whose records and attitudes indicate that they are less concerned with education and more concerned with having a good time.
The fight for payment of college athletes has not been quick one as more and more issues keep popping up. The NCAA has never allowed payment of its athletes, but small steps towards the overall goal has questioned the NCAA’s past. Its’ decisions has stayed constant since its founding in 1906. The first issue in this decision would not occur until 1952 when the NCAA ruled to give The University of Kentucky the ‘death penalty’ for paying their athletes. This ‘death penalty’ is a one year program ban from participation, the harshest penalty the NCAA can give. The NCAA website clearly states that amateurism is essential in their programs. They require all athletes to adhere to their code of being an amature. In 2008, the first major footstep was
The NFL has been taking over Sundays in recent years. The league has become the most popular sport in America. It has become a Sunday tradition for many American families to sit down and relax, dress up in their favorite team’s jersey to watch football. Even on Thanksgiving, people tune in to watch football games. Then many of people tune in to see the Super Bowl held every February, which is the final game of the season that is played between the best two teams. The Super Bowl has become the most popular annual event in America poop culture.
My name is Austin Gansert. I am a high school student at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, CA. I am writing you today to talk about a very controversial topic: the legal drinking age. I believe that there are many benefits to having a lower drinking age of 18, rather than the current drinking age of 21. There are many benefits to having a lowered drinking age, which I will explain in this letter.
There’s a potentially major incentive to start selling alcohol in terms of attendance. A seemingly unending pack of underclassmen rally together to have a few—or maybe sometimes more than a few—drinks at the tailgates prior to football games.
“Isn’t there supposed to be a storm coming?” I asked my mom as were getting dressed for a college football game. “Yes, Uncle Mickey said get dressed anyway” “Don’t the storms get bad in this part of the country?” I asked “Yes JaKyrah, now stop asking so many questions” my mom replied, wolling her eyes. This is the moment I realized… they may take this game a bit too far. As we arrived to the Dunn–Oliver Acadome Arena it began to down pour but that didn’t stop the performance of this show. A whole band entered the stadium and the crowd began to go nuts. I could already tell there were many emotions that people were feeling towards their football teams. People gathered so close to covering each other with umbrellas.
Throughout the nineteenth century events played out time and time again in college football that would end up having a sweeping significance on American culture. Issues such as racism and women having a larger part in the sports world were dealt with. Business and the art of cheating through one’s sports team were seen as growing rapidly in the football world and obviously having a vast effect on how American business would end up carrying itself. College football and all of its antics would end up not only transforming the American culture then, but everything that was decided on then would set the tone for college football and how it operates now and American culture and the system is handled today.
To most people, the National Football League is merely the provider of Monday night, Thursday night, and Sunday entertainment- professional football. However, George Dohrmann, in his essay “Hooked for Life: Inside the NFL’s Tobacco-Style Strategy To Hook Your Kids,” discusses the aggressive marketing tactics used to sell kids on a dangerous sport. In order to create long-lasting viewers, the league tries to instill the love of the game to elementary-age kids. Dohrmann easily persuades an audience of parents by explaining who is targeting them and their children, why they are being targeted, and how they are being targeted in an ad campaign to allure their kids into playing football. He even offers a seemingly-perfect solution to this dilemma.
“Health and Behavioral Consequences of Binge Drinking in College” and “Too Many Colleges Are Still in Denial about Alcohol Abuse” by Henry Wechsler, Charles Deutsch, and George Dowdall discuss the same topic: binge drinking in college. Although both of the writings have the topic in common, they are both written differently. “Health and Behavioral Consequences of Binge Drinking in College” is a scientific study on how many students are binge drinkers in college and what consequences rise from that while “Too Many Colleges Are Still in Denial about Alcohol Abuse” is a persuasive essay about what actions need to be taken in order to reduce the amount of binge drinkers in college. Even though essays serve different writing styles, they both deliver
To fully appreciate the accomplishments of the Kilgore College Rangerettes, one must first delve into their background and foundation. The Rangerettes are linked to dance because their routine is considered a choreographed dance. The Rangerettes' involvement in football is quintessential to their origin. Lastly, the Rangerettes' evoke Texas pride with their uniforms designed to represent the Texas flag. Under close inspection, three East Texan cultures can be extrapolated from the Rangerettes: football, dance and Texas pride.
In April 2002 The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism(NIAAA) published a report, updated in 2005, that suggests a strong relationship between alcohol and other drug abuse and variety of negative consequences of students who used alcohol and drug. The report estimates that each year 1,700 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes. In addition, it further estimates that alcohol is involved in 599,000 unintentional injuries, 696,000 assaults, and 79,000 cases of sexual assault and acquaintance rape among college students. According to a number of national surveys, about 40% of college and university students engage in heavy episodic
One of their most recent campaigns is their online “Think How You Drink Campaign” (Diageo, 2015). The main objective of this campaign is to ensure young people are educated on how drinking too much can lead to many consequences besides damaging their health, the shame and embarrassment (Diageo, 2015). Diageo hope to reach over one million people throughout Europe (Diageo, 2015). The campaign consists of a video that portrays the aftermath of drinking more than the reasonable amount (Diageo, 2015). This campaign will also feature during fresher’s week when the majority of underage and over drinking occurs (Diageo, 2015). Diageo also have an “Ask Dave” alcohol calculator for people to keep track of how much their drinking (Diageo,