There is one thing that scares a lot of college students about going into college, especially if they have little to no experience of doing this particular “activity”. What I am trying to hint towards is drinking. Many people are scared to try it and many have already tried it. But when does someone know when to stop is the real question. There are many ways to control drinking to make sure it doesn’t get out of hand. The main thing is self-control. But, college campus can help their students with self-control in ways such as classes or counseling. More »
Many athletes believe they should be paid to play in college at their school. In reality, all schools should just be treated equally, therefore, all Divisions of school should get paid. There are two ways being paid can be interpreted, one is they get paid upon their scholarships, and the other is athletes just get scholarships. Therefore, athletes are actually paid, Division III athletes should be paid not just Divisions above them, athletes should not be treated differently because of their Division of school they go to, and athletes get different majors. Many athletes would want to get paid because of all the time and effort they put not only into their school work but also in their sports they are participating in. That is why all Divisions should be paid including Division III schools. More »
Binge drinking among college students across the United States is nothing new . It has been integrated in our society in such a way that it is assumed most will binge drink sometime throughout college. While there are obviously exceptions to this rule the fact of the matter is drinking culture in the United States assumes a large quantity of college student will engage in binge drinking throughout their college years. Binge drinking on the St. Norbert campus is not much different from what you would expect on any other college campus. The St. Norbert party scene is in many ways the typical college scene. It is because of this fact that St. Norbert is not free from the same problems we have seen nationally. However since St. Norbert is a small college this problem has a more realistic chance and higher probability of successfully cracking down on the underage alcohol consumption. More »
An article by Inside Higher Education by Allie Grasgreen says, “About 80 percent of college students drink and about half of those students binge drink, according to figures from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.” No matter what the circumstance is when there is alcohol involved with college students there is going to be bad consequences due to their actions. Those consequences can be either at that exact moment in time or in the future. Sometimes time needs to proceed in order to be able to see what was really left behind. The consumption of alcohol can lead to bad decision making like: sexual misconduct, car accidents, and health issues, but there is a way to avoid all of that. More »
In today’s society College Sports are vividly popular. With the increasing financial gains of the media and popularity student athletes are much more than a student-athlete. The ridiculous amounts of revenue from Media deals, video games, and the high salaries coaches the National Collegiate Athletic Association or better known of the NCAA is skyrocketing of financial gain. Yet, the athletes who are performing each day are not receiving a penny for their work. Since the NCAA is increasing in the payroll of their coaches, they should do the same with the student-athletes for their work by dropping their strict regulations and compensating student athletes. More »
Many student athletes, specifically division 1 athletes, receive scholarships and grants due to their athletic abilities and eligibility to play on a team. Respectively, college athletes pursue sports under the NCAA, National Collegiate Athletic Association, organization. Through this program, student athletes are able to train, practice and play like professional athletes. Although the NCAA provides experience and assists some student athletes in the possibility of becoming professional athletes, the student athletes go through high amounts of stress and mistreatment, and have the weight of trying to pay off student loans, while still having to balance school and sports. The NCAA contains a corrupt financial system surrounding their student players and coaches.
It is a common action for students attending college to drink. In fact, according to the SNC web page on alcohol, about 50% to 60% of students drink moderately and 20% to 25% of students drink heavily. To college students, drinking may be a fun activity to spend time with friends and meet new people, or it could be a time to relieve stress. No matter the reason, binge drinking at SNC college can lead to poor decision making made by students. More »
College athletics have increased fame among Americans in the course of recent decades. Schools now make a lot of money through their athletic programs, but athletes do not always see that money. For this reason, many have asked whether school competitors should be paid past their athletic grants? These competitors are buckling down and getting cash to the University consistently, yet aren’t remunerated with any fiscal value. They are also working for the schools and are doing a support of the school that appears to go unnoticed. This absence of pay is not seen any place else in the work put and shouldn’t be seen here. Student athletes ought to be made up for their work, as they are the sole explanation behind the Athletic Program’s surplus in revenue. More »
There has always been a big difference seen in the NCAA between division 1 and division 3 colleges and athletes. It goes from the difference in the amount of time it takes to play the sport, to the years they typically go to college. There is also the major difference in the budgeting that each division gets for these colleges. When people hear about the NCAA, the first thing that comes to mind is the division 1 schools. As Zak Ivkovic says in his article “Division III Athletes Are Not ‘Gladiators,’” division 3 schools are “the largest of the three divisions that make up the NCAA.” People don’t give the division 3 schools a chance because many don’t know much about them or how many students actually go to these schools. More »
It is only about 4 more months till some people’s favorite time of the year, March Madness. This time is full of fun, brackets, and lots of college basketball. There are 347 division I basketball teams, with over 4,500 players. While only 68 of them can play in March Madness, every team would love the chance to play for one of the most watched tournaments. March Madness always starts arguments about which team is best and who will win it all, but it also sparks very controversial topics. Many people believe that college athletes should be paid, but I do not agree. College athletes are paid in many different ways, just not a paycheck. More »
It is easy to just come out and say “don’t do this” or “don’t do that”, but in all reality it is not effective at all. People don’t learn by just being told what to do, especially young adults. Knowing from my own experience, I want to know why. Why are teachers and the more experienced telling me binge drinking is bad? Why is the consumption of alcohol harmful to my body? Why are you telling me not to drink without any reasons of why I shouldn’t do this? With attending school for over 12 years and numerous health classes I’m still not sure of why I shouldn’t be drinking, all I know is that binge drinking is a harmful activity. It is a problem that has to be addressed by improving the education that we provide for students at SNC. More »
IDIS- NCAA schools
November 20, 2016
For decades, America has enjoyed the countless games of football and basketball provided by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Players that attend Division 1 schools are often televised and seen in the public eye, however are not paid for their playing because the are considered ”amateurs”. After all the exposure and advertisement, the players see none of the money, their grades are hindering. Those that see the unjust ways of the NCAA believe attending schools with a lesser population like division two or three schools are better instead of Division one schools because there is less of a sports commitment .There they can be full time students and still participate in sports, instead of being a full time athlete and not having an education to fall back on after sports is over. It can be argued that players make the choice of playing college sports with the hope of becoming professionals and understand the consequences and sacrifices. Still, after hours upon hours of hard work and dedication, basketball and football players from Division 1 schools that are nationally broadcasted should be paid or reimbursed in some way. More »
College is an experience that many students really look forward to after high school, what many do not realize is all the dangers that they are exposed to as they enter college. There are some dangers we can stop ourselves but there are many others that we just can’t do anything about. It is very obvious that drinking is very popular in college, now, drinking itself is a huge problem but there are other issues that arise with that. A very controversial and serious issue happening right now is the culture of rape and how it is related to drinking. Binge drinking can lead to bad actions and enable rape, however, the person is still responsible for their actions and there are no excuses for them. More »
Athletics are a big part of colleges and the question “Should college athletes be getting paid?” is being brought up more and more. In John Oliver’s video he talks about all the issues with the NCAA and college athletes. Issues like the NCAA brings in millions of dollars and not any of it goes to the athletes when they are the reason all the money is being brought in. They are able to sell jerseys with player’s name and number without giving the player anything. Sometimes athletes don’t have time to eat because their daily schedule is so busy from school and their sport. College athletes put in a lot of work and Robert Sherman talks about in an interview that he would love to see an average student have an athletes schedule for one semester and try to balance everything. More »
It is reasonable to think that college sports are taking a higher priority over education. Major universities spend millions a year for college sports. For example, Joe Nocera in his article, Majoring in Eligibility, claims colleges are taking college sports over education. Nocera makes the overall claim that student athletes go to college to play sports first. He said that college athletes that under perform in the classroom are making it into prestigious colleges because they can play sports well. He is challenging college sports for taking priority over quality education. However, when it comes to this study, people mainly talk about the football or basketball players. The accounts of then other college student-athletes is not in play. Basketball and football produce a huge profit; other college sports simply do not because of lack of interest in the sport. Many student-athletes are well rounded students that continue on in life as professionals in a field they studied. Division III athletes are not just for the sport simply because the chances of going pro are very slim. Instead, those athletes come to college for school, and then play a sport simply for the love of the game. Nocera is talking about a small margin compared to the large scope of collegiate sports. College sports are not a big problem as he suggests because Division III athletics do not represent his model of college athletics. More »
November 20, 2016 Shannon McGovern
College students have a lot of pressures and stresses bringing many demands to their day to day lives. Being involved in other things on college campuses makes college days very busy. In college the goal is to get a degree, but getting involved and doing other activities enhances the college experience. Athletes in particular have unique responsibilities when it comes to time management and balancing school. The coaches lead their athletes by pushing them to excel in their sport, but also to do well on their school work. Being in college athletics is beneficial for students because it helps them stay healthy and safe along with excelling through their college career.
Blog Post 3
All colleges across the country have a certain characteristic(s) that make it better than other schools in the country. Some have top business schools, some have great law schools, or maybe they have great theatre program. However, the one thing that most schools get looked at for is the athletics programs, especially football and basketball. The athletics of a school, whether they participate in a sport, is sometimes a huge reason why someone decides to attend a certain school. The athletes of these schools, usually basketball and football, are usually treated differently than other students on campus, especially division I. Many division I athletes believed they should be getting paid for playing a sport. Samuel DeVoe argues that college athletes should be paid in his article, “College Athletes Deserve to be Paid.” However, athletes are not employed by that school or by the NCAA. It is not all about athletics in college. It is more important to be a successful student in college than an athlete. The point is, division I college athletes should not be paid for playing a sport.