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Wasted Youth: College Freshmen Gone Wild

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What really goes on during a kids' first year of college? Momlogic investigates.

For the first 18 years of their lives, we guide and protect our kids in the safety of our homes, but what happens when they head off to college and leave the nest for the very first time? We wanted to find out what they're really up to during those first few weeks of total, unchaperoned independence.

We followed real college freshmen to dorms, parties, and frat houses for an uncensored look into what college life is really like -- and what we learned will shock you.

Last year, the average American household income was $50,233. The average price of a private, four-year college is $25,143 per year. If your child is a college freshman, do you know where all your money is going? We didn't either ... until now.

Parents' hard-earned money isn't just going to books, dorms, and classes ... it's also financing drinking, drugs and dangerous sex.

We were rocked to the core by what we saw, so we were compelled to dig deeper. We surveyed 2,500 college freshmen from around the country about what really happens on campus.

Over the next five days, momlogic explores campus life from a freshman's perspective. If you have a kid in college -- you need to see this. Momlogic's experts will provide you with a step-by-step action plan on how to talk to your kid about the dangers of campus life. Check back every day this week for our five-part series: Wasted Youth: What Freshman Year in College is REALLY Like.

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Jason Goldtrap December 16, 2008, 8:11 AM

The purpose of college is to learn not party. The children involved, who are breaking the law, deserve to be disciplined by the police and the college system. To do anything less is to give a defacto endorsement of the behavior and show an abhorrence to the foundations of the school and the hard working parents who make it possible.

Marc December 16, 2008, 9:34 AM

Colleges are nothing but an industry without any oversight. They are not held responsible unless a death occurs on campus. In order to change the way the schools operate, laws would need to be written to address underage drinking on a federal level. Maybe that will happen when a study shows how dumb the new graduates are when compared to high school students 40 years ago. Parents should start a group like MADD, call it PUKED (parents upset by kids early drinking) and go after the colleges through the courts.

ron December 16, 2008, 2:29 PM

parents need to tell their children what to expect in college. partying is a part of the experience and it needs to be talked about. not talking about it can only hurt the child and leave mnay of them clueless.

Mike Carl September 28, 2010, 7:24 PM

Holly!!! a new Paris Hitol sex tape just came out today lol!!

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