Students participated Monday in one of the first events of Alcohol Awareness Week by trying on beer goggles which simulated the effects of being drunk.
The beer goggles affected vision under the pretense of up to .20 BAC, severely hindering the vision of anyone who puts them on. Students attempted to walk in a straight line in the mall area, sometimes almost running into other passing students.
“I thought I could walk it because I’ve never been drunk before so I wasn’t expecting it,” junior Amber Glasco, RTV major said. “[I wouldn’t want to] get drunk now. It would help someone who gets drunk think twice about picking up a drink.”
Educating the campus on the dangers of drinking, the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is hosting a week full of events and speeches on alcohol until Friday.
The speeches include information on drinking and driving, SHSU campus policies on alcohol, alcohol laws, sexual situations involving alcohol and alcohol in pop culture.
Many activities are on the roster including quizzes and 42 domino tournaments.