If You Are Going To Drink At Least Do It Safely

If You Are Going To Drink At Least Do It Safely

Death by alcohol is easily preventable.
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If you walk around a college campus, most students are going to tell you they rarely drink or don't drink at all. When your school is known as the "party school," it's harder for students to tell you they don't drink and that they haven't been to at least one party. The reality is, whether you go out every weekend or stay in alcohol affects you in some way.

One of the things I've noticed on my college campus is that alcohol poisoning happens way more frequently than we are aware of. Just recently a student died in one of the dorms from alcohol poisoning.

It's frustrating because there are resources available to help those who need it. If you are going to be drinking, most college campuses have a medical amnesty law, which means that as long as you are actively seeking help for yourself or someone else you can't get in trouble.

Most are unaware of this and therefore don't seek the help they or someone else might need because they don't want to hurt themselves.



Another big killer in my hometown is drinking and driving. I had a friend of a friend who was killed by a truck driver that was drinking on the job. If you see someone who is intoxicated and is trying to drive, stop them. You might just save their life or someone else's.

If you are under 21 you shouldn't be drinking anyway, but if you are going to drink my advice would be to do it safely. Use the buddy system. Never drink alone and never drink and drive.

If you are going to a party with a group of friends leave the party with that same group. It's also a smart idea to have a designated driver that way everyone can get home safely.

If you aren't drinking alone you will always have someone there making sure you aren't showing any of the signs of alcohol poisoning and you can ensure that someone else isn't either.



One thing you should also do to drink safely is to keep track of your drinks. It's very simple to pour your own drinks and pace yourself. If you are drinking from a bottle pay attention to the alcohol content. You should also drink water in between drinks and never drink on an empty stomach.

Death caused by alcohol is unnecessary and very preventable. The simplest solution is not to drink but since we all know we are going to at some point in our lives we should at least do it safely.

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If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

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Lopes, Your New GCBC Order Based On Your Zodiac Sign

If your zodiac sign can predict your future, why not your GCBC order?

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For any student at Grand Canyon University, GCBC is a staple in the everyday routine. From signature drinks to infused Stampedes, everyone always seems to have their go-to drink! But, how do you choose from the plethora of options? Why not let your zodiac sign decide for you?

1. Aries - Strawberry Stampede

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Aries are known to be full of life and very high energy. With a curious mind, a Stampede is the way to go! GCU's very own energy drink, Stampede, is a very popular pick on campus. But with the multitude of flavor options, curiosity can take over until you try every flavor! For a sweet, but hyper personality, the sweet but high energy beverage is a perfect choice for an Aries!

2. Taurus - Hot Green Tea

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A calming drink for the peaceful personality? Taurus's are known to be patient, careful and calm. Therefore, a natural relaxer is a hot beverage and green tea is known to soothe and allow you to unwind and calm down making this the ideal beverage for a classic Taurus with a busy schedule.

3. Gemini - The Haboob

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The Haboob is a mixture of vanilla and hazelnut with a caramel drizzle and a sprinkle of cinnamon. An adventurous, but delicious combination. Gemini's are known for being very adventurous and original, which is why the Gemini can't go for something simple like a chai tea or an iced coffee. The complexity and uniqueness of The Haboob is sure to be a staple in the Gemini's life.

4. Cancer - Vanilla Latte

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Cancers: loyal, dedicated, and nurturing. They are usually the "mom" friend, the social butterflies, and the hopeless romantics. Known to always have your back, Cancers need a drink that will also always have their back. A classic, something that will never let them down. That's when the vanilla latte comes in. A go to drink that you can never go wrong with.

5. Leo - The Avalanche

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Leo's are known as the lion sign. A sign that represents power, pride, and leadership. A person with power deserves a drink that is just as in charge as they are. The Avalanche is that drink. A dirty chai with a white chocolate twist is a drink that definitely packs a punch.

6. Virgo - The Beesting

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The Beesting is a sweet mixture of honey, coconut, and cinnamon that is perfect for the mild mannered Virgo. This zodiac sign is known to be dedicated and hardworking, two things that most college students try their hardest to be during the semester so by getting the Beesting, not only will you be caffeinated to finish your homework, but also enjoy a sweet treat while you're at it.

7. Libra - Caramel Monsoon

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Libras are the sign of the scales. A sign that is in constant need of balance. So, why not go for a drink that is the perfect combination of caramel and chocolate. Not too sweet, not too bitter, the Caramel Monsoon will balance out all your coffee needs. For someone who loves coffee or just started drinking it, this drink is a guaranteed pick every time due to its lovable qualities, just like a Libra.

8. Scorpio - Coco-Mocha

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Coconut and chocolate. To some, this may sound like the best combination. To others, this may be a little too adventurous. For Scorpios, the fearless sign, this drink is right up their alley. Scorpios strive for individuality and one of the most original drinks GCBC has is the Coco-Mocha. A tasty, complex drink that will satisfy the cravings of a Scorpio but is still original an more unique than the average espresso drink.

9. Sagittarius - Any of GCBC's smoothies

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Sagittarius's are described as honest, optimistic, enthusiastic and encouraging. They are the people that when you are with them, it is like a breath of fresh air. Refreshing and exactly what you needed in the moment. That is why a GCBC smoothie is exactly the drink for you. They aren't the usual pick at a coffee place, but you know exactly what you are getting with a smoothie. Sweet, healthy choices that will make you feel better, like a Sagittarius.

10. Capricorn - Cold Brew on tap

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Cold brew is one of those drinks that you have to be either a coffee connoisseur, overwhelmed by all the work you have to do, or like a very successful businessperson to enjoy. Capricorns are, most of the time, one, if not all, of those things. Known to be the hard workers and the planners, Capricorns need the high amount of caffeine to continue to get their to-do list done!

11. Aquarius - Hot cocoa

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Known to be shy personalities or eccentric friends, Aquarius's can described as cute and fair-minded. They are the feel good people placed in your life. And... the feel good drink that you need in your life? Hot cocoa. Enough said.

12.  Pisces - Stampede

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A daydreamer? Happy? Vibrant? That would be a Pisces. These artistic signs are known for their bright personalities and emotional connections. At GCBC, nothing gets brighter than a Stampede. While any flavor will do, the Blueberry flavor or Thunder's signature drink "Blue Thunder" can be seen all the way across campus! For a colorful Pisces, a Stampede should always be their go-to drink!

While your star sign can be fun and maybe even a little freaky, realistically, you can pick any GCBC drink that fits your palette. Hopefully, you did find a new suggestion or a new obsession and maybe, it fits your personality!

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