A Smarter Type Of Party

by Molly Louzan on October 20, 2014

Skip the hang-over and enjoy a night with your friends that you’ll remember!

Rather than a drama-filled night of drinking alcohol, host a “mocktail party” with your friends.

A mocktail – what’s that?

  • Mock•tail (mok´ tal´): n. a nonalcoholic drink consisting of a mixture of fruit juices or other soft drinks.

Check out our “drink menu” to find recipe ideas for every occasion:

beary frozen mock'aritaA Daytime Special:

Beary Frozen Mock’arita

12 ice cubes

1 lb. fresh or frozen strawberries

½ cup lime juice

½ cup orange juice

4 strawberries (optional)

4 lime wedges (optional)

Salt (optional)

Combine ice cubes, strawberries, orange juice, and lime juice in a blender. Blend until slushy. Dip wide-rimmed glass in remnants of lime juice then salt (optional). Fill glasses and garnish with wedge of lime and a strawberry. (Serves 4)

sparkling crimson cran razzy

Sparkling “wine” for when you “dine”:

Sparkling Crimson Cran Razzy

2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice

2 cups seltzer

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 frozen raspberries (optional)

Combine liquids in a pitcher and mix with large spoon. Serve on ice in wine glasses. Garnish with floating raspberries. (Serves 4)

bristacocoaThe “warm and fuzzies”:


1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

4 cups milk

whipped cream (optional)

Stir sugar, cocoa, and a little bit of milk to make a paste. Whisk in more milk. Combine cocoa with remaining milk in a saucepan & heat over low heat until bubbling. Stir occasionally. Add vanilla. Serve in glass coffee mugs, and garnish with whipped cream. (Serves 4)

For more BSU themed mocktails, contact or stop by the Outreach Education office (Weygand 1048)!

Peer Educator Alert: Stop by our “Do You Pour More?” Alcohol Awareness tables this week to learn how much you’re REALLY pouring if choosing to consume alcohol.

Monday, 10/20/14, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., ECC

Tuesday, 10/21/14, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., ECC

Wednesday, 10/22/14. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., RCC Lower Foyer


Project PACK

by Julia Stern on October 15, 2014

PACK baskets Fall 2014

We all hear the stories. Sometimes we pretend they’re not true. We make up excuses, lie to ourselves and others, but pretending not to know will only make others suffer more. This Halloween season take a stand for yourself and others by helping to create a “Post Assault Comfort Kit”. What is a “Post Assault Comfort Kit”? You may ask. Well, it’s a small bag of necessary items given to survivors of sexual assault at hospitals.
Did you know that when a survivor of sexual assault arrives at a hospital, the focus is mainly on the collection of evidence to use for possible prosecution? These survivors can be processed for up to 4 hours, without the ability to change clothing or clean up. The idea of these bags came from the hospital nurses working directly with sexual assault survivors. They heard numerous requests for these basic items but were unable to provide them.

That’s where you come in. We need your help to make these bags possible. Already together BSU has donated 350 complete kits and enough materials to create 200 more. Think about that for a moment. Think about how many people you can help who have just been through a traumatic experience. The world can only be changed for the better if everyday people like you and me stand up together and fight back.
So here’s your chance. I’m giving you the opportunity to go out there and make a difference. It’s not hard to do, I promise.

Each “Post Assault Comfort Kit” contains the following items:

  • Individually wrapped toothbrush
  • Travel-size Toothpaste
  • Travel-size mouthwash
  • Travel-size pack of tissues
  • Travel-size body lotion
  • Travel-size deodorant
  • Individually wrapped panty liner
  • Gum/mints
  • Lip Balm
  • Individually wrapped wet wipe
  • Underwear (often taken into evidence)
  • Socks
  • Hair Elastic
  • Comb or Brush

See? I told you it wouldn’t be hard. I bet you have some of this stuff new and unused, just lying around at home. So grab what you can and come drop them off in any of the Project PACK baskets you see around campus.

You can donate supplies at the following locations through 10.31.14:

Outreach Education, Weygand Hall 1048; Athletics and Recreation, Tinsley 200; University and Community Partnerships, Moakley Center 211; School of Social Work, Burrill Office Complex; Maxwell Library Circulation Desk; Faculty/Staff Lounge, Boyden 105; and student Affairs, Boyden 106.

Every 2 ½ minutes, somewhere in the US, someone is sexually assaulted. BSU has also, been personally effected by sexual assault. So let’s work together to make our campus a little bit better and brighter for everyone. Let’s Fill Em’ Up!



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Sit Back, Relax, and Laugh

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What’s in a drink?

May 5, 2014

Did you know that there are standard drink sizes for different types of alcohol ? In the U.S., a “standard” drink size is an alcoholic beverage containing 0.6 ounces of alcohol. Although the serving sizes (in ounces) of each beverage may be different, the alcohol content in each of these beverages is equal at 0.6 […]

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