Objects in Mirror

Objects in Mirror: March 20, 2008 Archive

Open discussion: Would you stop at buzzed?

Posted at 8:44 AM on March 20, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Can a "Stop at Buzzed" campaign work to moderate college drinking? MPR's Tim Post reports a student-run campaign urges college students to 'Stop at Buzzed':

A student-run campaign on the two campuses doesn't ask students to stop drinking altogether, but rather to stop drinking when they feel "buzzed."

Here's a definition of the alcohol-induced buzz from college student Kia Becht.

"You're relaxed," Becht said. "You're having fun, but you're not to the point that everything is starting to spin. You're still able to carry on a conversation that's not filled with slurs. You can walk straight."

Does the definition help? Can this reduce over-the-top college age drinking? Join our online discussion or submit a commentary with your take on the campaign and college drinking.

Photos (hopefully) documenting the last of winter

Posted at 10:04 AM on March 20, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Although the weather forecast now disagrees, Ann R. of Minneapolis published her article "The last of winter, photo journal" to our Minnesota Life group on Gather.com. I say we can all be a little optimistic and enjoy her images.

Join our group and publish your own!

Public Insight Journalism: How are you living the war in Iraq?

Posted at 2:44 PM on March 20, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

MPR's Public Insight Journalism team is looking for your experiences when it comes to the Iraq War.

Join the Public Insight Network and tell us how you are living the war in Iraq. Share what you know to inform the newsroom and our coverage.

March 2008
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Master Archive