WAVES sends students off with tips to keep safe over spring break

While Spring Break can be fun and relaxing, it can prove to be dangerous to some college students. WAVES held safety awareness events during the week of March 2 to help prepare students for Spring Break.

One of the events was called “Sex on the Beach.” Named after the fruity cocktail, Sex on the Beach was an informative event that discussed the dangers of mixing alcohol with sexual activity. According to statistics, 50 to 72 percent of sexual assault perpetrators were under the influence of alcohol in sexual assault cases amongst college students.

Alcohol incidents more than double on campus

The 2013 Annual Security Report, released in September, shows a drastic increase in alcohol related arrests and referrals on Mason’s Fairfax campus between 2011 and 2012. While the number of alcohol related arrests decreased from 111 arrests in 2010 to 99 in 2011, the number rose sharply to 247 in 2012, representing a 62 percent increase.

Alcohol consumption predicts GPA, free time also a factor

A Mason doctoral candidate looked at the impact drinking and spare time has on a college student’s academic performance -- finding alcohol consumption to be the most significant predictor of grade point average.  USA Today has more.

Whipped twist on alcohol

Alcohol infused whipped cream appears to be the newest trend of alcoholic concoctions to hit the market – sold under two brands: “Cream” and “Whipped Lightning.”

Breastival raises awareness for breast cancer

Students celebrated Breastival on Thursday.