In September, we conducted an anonymous poll of two Senior and two Freshman English classes. We asked students first to tell us about how often they believed their classmates consumed alcohol, tobacco products, marijuana, as well as other drugs and stimulants. We then asked students to indicate how often they themselves consumed these same stimulants.
The results of our survey were unexpected, to say the least.
Overwhelmingly, East students believe their classmates consume alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other stimulants substantially more than they actually do.
This shocking information raised one question: while East students do party, why is it that overall our impression of East party culture is so skewed?
Take a look at the stats in “Everyone Parties” in the first issue of the ECHO, and post your responses or comments on anything related to the following questions:
What do you think of East’s party culture – is it excessive or in control?
Do the statistics in the ECHO surprise you? Do you think they’re accurate? Why or why not?
Why do you think our impression of East party culture is skewed?