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why not take a tell if everyone else is doing it to give you a competitive advantage. helping hand that she got hold off very easy. a friend of mine a prescription for concern and he gave it to us for free i'm probably down like a dozen times or so. and you will see how these pills are almost sold us over the counter drugs on campus. we walk through the streets around new york university with a hidden camera. after twenty minutes of searching become across this student we'll call him joe. seriously. believe. it. just doesn't seem to be shocked we ask him if he can soldiers out. friends. like. people like.
the student got to prescription from a fairly unobservant doctor. thirty million or so using. the twenty five milligrams that he doesn't use of cell phones after a few minutes of negotiation he lets us buy one of his pills ten dollars for thirty milligrams of five for to me. you're welcome and so they do here using. the. ten percent of students who take drugs become addicted. is very familiar with this phenomena of journalists at the new york times he was one of the first people to raise the alarm. but i have to succeed i have to get an a i have to get into the best law school i have to be in the cream of the crop if average is no longer acceptable we're all in very big tree. among the most fragile
of students these pills can cause violence elucidations and suicidal thoughts. despite the risks a real traffic of these drugs has developed over the internet. this classified ad site well known by americans has dozens of office drugs. to attract students these miracle pills have even been renamed study. in order to get hold of them a simple phone call to. the police have been looking at these new internet quite some time. oktober two thousand and twelve operation called led to the arrest of twenty one new york crews who were operating on this site. among them a student at n.y.u. . the aim of the authorities is to break up any traffic where doctors may be
involved. on campus the addresses of the specialists being exchanged illicitly we went to interview one of them. and it was like this because this is. what is going you know before i take a test or something and i pretend to be a student who is having difficulties. exactly. know how no verification of my student status instead of any medical examination he just hands me a sheet. with. do you have problems organizing yourself or concentrating do you have memory problems this questionnaire put together by the world health organization helps diagnose attention deficit disorders among adults. it will so works as a medical guarantee for this doctor. who will be able to. read.
both the result of the bridge and the return of the large person and yeah exactly this goals. to protect himself from any possible prosecution the psychiatry is made to sign a disclaimer. that would support for ok. as it was. in two thousand and nine almost six million prescriptions like this were issued to young americans every month in four years this figure has more than double the to succeed other students hedge their bets on another system of co-working which has stood the test of time. back at the university of kentucky. these great big tuireann like buildings are home to the famous fraternities on the front of each building greek letters identified. ronald
reagan george w. bush steven spielberg mark zuckerberg all of them have been through these exclusively male secret brotherhoods. although they encourage support loyalty and integration as a code of conduct many americans consider them as violent and sectarian. after a few weeks of negotiations some of them allowed us to film them. it's rush week the week for selecting new members and tonight it's operation charm at the sigma alpha epsilon house. so the owner is going to be the aim to find future flatmates for this brand new house located in the heart of campus inside there's a fireplace a club arm chair paintings of the former alumni you could own. us forget that students live here and we retire so these are all of our general championships.
tonight the fraternity will only be create the universities best pedigrees. graham has been an essay member since two thousand and ten he knows the selection ritual well. for the house of answer or else an event. we started a short history. there you go. the atmosphere is rather relaxed everybody's trying to make a good impression you're going to take away the house in a couple of guys together although you're. good for their candidates the first visit is only the beginning of a long process selection hazing initiations to get a place here they will have to get through what are sometimes violent challenges but not tonight discouraging the contenders is out of the question their attack is still focused on the competing for eternity but for how far down the street they're
building this new house it's going to feel like one hundred square feet here in ars just to be bigger than ours but they're doing it like a two million dollar west budgets are struggling here for the fraternity is operate with huge budgets entry for the sposi students cost between one thousand to three thousand euros a year. the wealth of these fraternities is mainly gifted to them by former members it's you know kind of like a a suite almost for two people but. benefactors who will become sponsors of these students one scratch away to sell this is a fraternities main strength building a professional network to get radio in jordan there. is a presence around that's kind of his role model. these fraternities are mainly hope to young white anglo-saxon americans. it's a great way of continuing a system of the elite and privileges spencer the time they are a very bad place to hang out. yes. the student in the red shirt gets
a slightly warm up welcome spencer is a different kind of candidate to the athletes. though i mean you know that i feel as i do my big head. you know. you know it's. right there at the s.a.e. house spencer is already a little at home. his place in the house is reserved it's a family heirloom. here. very very secure. you prefer. their preferences. or its territory. at the university of kentucky twenty five fraternities share the campus and the pick of the students quite apart from their parent teaches him they also indulge in fierce competition in terms of pot and alcohol. what's up both.
for and this is what gives a fraternity its reputation these nights of heavy drinking at the end of the afternoon and the campus delta sigma fi house has already started to party thirty more pitchers. delta is saying this is a new channel twenty two he's organizing the feeling he's in charge of the fraternity social life his mission for the days to motivate those who are choosing the new members and they begin by going over the classics. a series of great joy. it is a good investment the net is better says i i knew that it was there was a booklet for turning it gets a rally and we chant this song and yeah y'all. russia or delo. yeah but it's welcome like the wealthy well you know that we're still stuck
up out of all these much obituaries have only one objective she not the potus for life who i would post reminded me i was up by a good by rise was even though i thought i would go forward to. aside from the camaraderie the fraternities also have another purpose too and i will die members to me go. this is mary gearin she's about to make out with t. ball thank their favorite targets aren't waitresses but so far two students the female equivalent to fraternities on campus thank you thank you nine pm and the deltas at a house the party is in full swing. thank you thank you among the thirty you so excited goes we see ciano down to six party guy.
he's come on a scouting mission thanks. god that's our doing. thank you thank you thank you thank you to be on campus fraternities and sororities form a single community one big dating club the students from good families where everything goes thank you thank you thank you what happens here stays here was thank you god thank you thank you i normally it's the fraternity is that host the sorority so that these young ladies don't have to pay each fraternity member contributes two hundred dollars perturb it is all done to encourage making connections times with frat parties it's free however how i. told her it was like the only guys who really associates are hearing
this are already pretty much only talk to her right really boys yeah yeah i'm. sure you did there is you play live with them and your friends are dating guys who are the charities and like that's just what you do but then we only make fun of can we can make fun of like yeah people who are nice or it may have a name and g i which is means i mean depending. on american campuses academic success relies on integration into these elite societies to get in some students will do everything even the most barbaric afresh the initiation. peacekeeping when it was only about maintaining peace between states as an essentially symbolic value when you have militias when you have criminal groups. the symbol is not enough you need robust force.
economic development is all about numbers really pleased to report this quarter we are one hundred six points. but what do we know about the other figures. when i think about the fact that our c.e.o. might do. over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart associate. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. just our free market works. people went from pretty simple financial lives pre nine hundred eighty to the point now where people are. just totally submerged in their financial. and they're all in debt and what exactly divided society from the whatever the government tried
to do it wasn't necessary maybe. it might be making things worse. by saying this is not how capitalism works this is. hopelessly designer strictly rome. and with the with me and all those get a little bit because it was. the most i knew but i you. know it wasn't it but i guess i kind of it was. just you know he refused to go in that the city. where they. he will get it's just a good area for immigrants it's. never really know for sure but this has been
a active area. thank you so i. know. when i started knowing. that. we had to have no phone the east coast of the united states. we have to document one of the oldest american universities. upon leaving its graduates all among the country's top six highest salaries. that and promotional images of an elite campus without history where one out of every two students is a member of a fraternity. was one of them just like his grandfather and brother before him let's start there and then over here. too so actually every time every time i want
to go to sleep it's like underneath. the student isn't bitter however his initiation nearly killed him. they spared him nothing this was actually the night of rush everyone gets kidnapped and taken to this other spot where they don't know where they are. going to chug a lot of six cups of beer you know as fast as you can the first person who gets into the russian loses and then the winner. in contrast to the principle of support among fraternities hazing or fresh the initiation is a time of and this humiliation about the vomit a couple pledges vomit into a pan and one of the pleasures cracked you know eggs and cheese and big hit in the oven and on the plane. and you're a snow angel he has inflicted upon others the very same tortures he did out says before daring to testify about them in one of america's biggest magazines rolling stone confessions of an angry frat boy among these confessions there is something
that nobody has forgotten when i first saw the kiddie pool it was like a shock people vomited in people your news. people are jocular. the year before someone defra kid the pleasures were swimming around in your like baptized at dartmouth his confession exploded like a bomb but once the scandal was over the university tried to bury the matter i tried to get them to investigate and they never did in a real way if you really want to know what i think yeah it is some money. you know there were the alumni who give the most you know a lot of them are in for tourney's and a lot of them are well some of them are on the board of trustees or were on the board of trustees and. you know millions of dollars changes hands. andrew left dartmouth before graduating even though he survived the fraternity
violence others weren't so lucky. you're ten am at the long island courthouse. jack omarion parte meehan have chosen to break the law of silence by pressing charges against their son's fraternity. to court to indicate my son's stays. there until he died from alcohol poisoning. this civil trial marks the end of four years of relentless legal battle according to their lawyer this tragedy should serve as an example or get a gauge. that they're going to be. live on a response for whatever damage that we can. get the jurors to work. for the loss of their son the parte means are claiming damages against the paternity as president as well as two of the frat boys who were present on the
evening of the hazing. the university itself is not involved the tragedy took place off campus. a man was nineteen years old he was the only child from jack a merriam's remarriage. and this is just before he went to college and the long hair was an a student. he was very smart very capable. among wanted to be a doctor but on the twenty eighth of february two thousand and nine history mz were crushed his hazing turned into a tragedy after he was very very drunk and that he was trying to stop drinking the care. pouring a bucket down the straw that's when the. party disband that they took my simple already had passed out and they took him up to the house and. put him to bed. they hit me i'm they just they really they left him there and he just i. but i almost
thought. the next morning the police discovered our mom's lifeless body the alcohol content in his body was seven times the legal limit. since the tragedy time has stood still at the parte means house but. this is. just putting stuff in here right now so i just can't bring myself to take it out of them . the poor of. the first char saw the three students sentenced to a weekend in prison an injustice for nicole and sister and a sign of impunity of these fraternities weekends in jail going on friday a comma and suddenly didn't even make it he said you know but now they can organize and get married and have kids and do whatever they want. to have kids downstairs.
they don't know this is so the parte me and spout a civil lawsuit to get compensation. the culprits were finally sentenced to pay a fine of millions of dollars in damages. on american campuses alcohol has become a real problem. once a year students from across the whole country gather for a heavy drinking session. we are in south padre island texas the spring break template. sixty thousand students meet here every year it's three pm on the largest beach of the island rowdy has been drinking heavily student discovers the joys of spring break for the first time we. were really curious where it was really the girls are going to read. what's in store for them dance
competitions and drinking. american students forget the pressure of the upcoming exams in the meantime anything goes and for good or for showing for a show there are agreed to give them a shot. from their families and what they used to these youngsters no longer know their lives due to drugs and alcohol many of them finish their afternoon in a medical tent set up a few metres from the beach there or be hydrated their drugs and this body later. accustomed to such depaul cheree the state of texas is not to mean with its resources that two hundred first aid workers are hired so that the party does not turn into a tragedy in charge of the fire chief bernie the sad sad sad bring regular course like we have a disaster is controlled chaos. every day one hundred spring breakers are admitted to this field hospital. today about he has managed to get back to his hotel without
any problems you. know all but in the girls' room some haven't stomach the alcohol so well they get too drunk at the beach for their care in the year in the past when . you have to keep going rowdy out and have their own technique from abuse they came in here in stop drinking if they were you can't drinking then they would have been and they were going to party and just like us. for these students spring break rules the effort they've made throughout the year. so they party day and night. a few hours later the girls get to second with. emily and cherie are two students from dallas with a clear objective means we are hearing. it again tonight the team gets going. head to. it was one of the biggest nightclubs
on the island that's loose in the city spring breakers are the cause of many out to the sheriff mike is the tense this period of the year right now we just want to make sure that we're in the park and watch we're going to try to make sure that. the wires you cars are trying to break into the steal cars. since last year mike has been able to rely on a very special form of support to help them control the situation feels by his ability from up there to watch things that people don't think about. a control tower several meters from the ground i don't with night vision cameras we have one camera which located on top. of the tower what does it all train about three hundred sixty degrees which i think you have here play station actually we can move that camera all the way around we can actually as you can tell me pretty close. mike has just received
a call from the tower an individual has been spotted dealing cannabis. use i didn't read the story right after the tower allows my to arrest you don't sue infringe that will. take you in two thousand and thirteen the south padre island police makes three hundred and forty five arrests over eight days. we find rowdy in the queue for the night club. tonight he's planning to dance and drink all night he's out for a night. the problem is he's only eighteen when he was sworn in. for this student has a fake id he's pretending to be the legal age for drinking alcohol. free entry. rowdy has managed to get past the barry unlike these underage girls. it turns out that he an out and have been planning this for
a long time. please. search. on the sixty dollars to. have a great night out these two boys have saved up almost five hundred dollars the equivalent of two months of student job salary. but. still. a. lot of. the silly. every year spring break brings in around one billion dollars for the american economy. after several hours of partying roundy and elgin are a little hungry and just as well because outside a pancake stand awaits that and there are catholics from all over texas cooking up the stove want to share and learn to use their brain to train every really here.
every evening these volunteers prepare more than six thousand pancakes to help the party goes absorb some of the alcohol they've been drinking. in ten years spring break has become a nun miscible event on the schedules of american students tomorrow we get up early we go to the big news and we continue to just party units and. like cool spring break is rowdy and old and will be going back to campus to take their weeks out. but there have to knuckle down in the united states one out of every two students leaves university without a degree. it's
taken these children's homes. now it's threatens to take their future place love. the volcano here could erupt again at any time the but. most people have a stark choice. to live in poverty. what's going to get the below but some are following a different. players us. play some would soon rebel boy slay that whole world that's a lost soul. place. in
case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporation corporations run washington or washington controls the media the media control over the voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals politics you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. in the us a child can choose an army course in school. with retired officers as teachers we don't. recruit will says to you if the cadet is interested in go on in the military but we don't recruit ourselves and see. the pentagon is funding
a program to boost interest in the military among teenagers your chance to step up to an apollo so that melts away quite comfortable with yourself. things out of your shell you can't go wrong with the military it's a great stepping stone for whatever career you want to do but some veterans are willing to tell enthusiastic children a little more they ask me call of duty is a very popular first year video game. it's play and that's because the military like call of duty to turn off call of duty oh yeah or you can turn off your lot of these kids just don't hear. the darker side does the pentagon allow them to be told or does it just need more recruits. i am. i. i. i. i.
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