An interesting study: apparently, American students drink on average less than students in many other countries.

Of course, statistics don’t really tell the story, but only give averages. Still, I’d like to see what kinds of analysis or narratives would grow out of these numbers. Based solely on my experience dealing with students, I come to the startling conclusion that there are some students who take things seriously and some who don’t. Things haven’t changed that much since I was a student–except that the music has gotten worse, of course. And they’ve flattened out those hills that we had to climb both ways to get to school.