Shelby Iava

Contributing Writer, Print Journalism

He nearly took his entire hand off last year at spring weekend.

With a hole in his hand the approximate size of his entire palm, this Keene State College sophomore ended up

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having his hand wrapped for three weeks because a firecracker exploding in his palm.

During last year’s spring weekend parties the student drank three quarters of a handle of Pink Lemonade Zhenka; a handle contains 1.75 liters of alcohol.

“In my defense the firecracker was supposed to fly into the air, instead it just blew up in my hand, causing me to go to the hospital,” he said.

The Occupational Safety major said that heavy drinking is not uncommon for him.

He continued to say he spends nearly 50 dollars a week on beer and other alcohol.

Other students have been known to use a fake ID, this student included. It helps him buy his beer at a local store.

“I go to Wal-Mart and I use my fake ID,” he said.  Within one week this student drinks approximately 60 beers, not including the other alcohols he consumes. Recently he has been on a two-week streak of straight drinking.

Becoming “blackout” drunk is frequent for this student, “I’ve blacked out so many times I can’t even count that high,” he said.

The Safety major said his drinking started at a young age — seventh grade.

He got his alcohol by stealing it from his parents without them knowing. “I would just take the alcohol from my parents and drink it with my friends,” he said.

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