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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s visit at Le Moyne
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s visit at Le Moyne
Kamilla Shahzad, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

On April 18 th , 2024, Le Moyne College had the privilege of hosting a special guest, acclaimed author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, who delighted...

Column: The Long Journey at Le Moyne
Column: The Long Journey at Le Moyne
Mary Anne Winfield, Guest Writer • May 17, 2024

I never expected to be a “senior” senior at Le Moyne College. My first introduction to the college was in the 1970’s. I was a two-year...

Theta Chi house at Colgate University
Column: Why I want to see Greek life at Le Moyne College.
Payton Hirsch, Guest Writer • May 17, 2024

At Le Moyne College there is no presence of “Greek Life,” which has left many wondering why. According to Joseph Della Posta, the school’s...

Photo courtesy of Le Moyne; Images of Officer Jensen, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Lt. Hoosock posted at memorial service.
‘A True Leader and Phenomenal Teammate’: Remembering Fallen Officer, a Le Moyne Graduate
Stephen Moore and Aidan Clark May 8, 2024

The Rev. William Dolan wants you to know what the community lost when Michael Jensen, a Syracuse police officer and a Le Moyne graduate, was...

Dr. James Carroll: The Donation that Rewrote Le Moyne  College’s History
Dr. James Carroll: The Donation that Rewrote Le Moyne College’s History
Legende McGrath, Guest Writer • May 7, 2024

In late March, Le Moyne College, specifically the College of Arts and Sciences, received a $12 million donation provided by Le Moyne alumnus...

Your Dolphy Day Guide: Tips and Strategies for Getting the Most Out of the Day!

All but freshman have experienced Dolphy Day so you know what to expect. Did you do it right last year, meaning you had a wonderful time with your friends making great memories, or did you make some poor choices that cost you to miss out on one of the most fun days on the Heights? This brief article is to help you make good, healthy choices so that you end the day thinking to yourself, how will next year ever be better! And check out the events during Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness Week beginning April 15 and running through April 21… there are lots of activities and great information!

Get enough sleep. Yes, you can partake of activities all night and day, but remember there are tests, papers, project, classes, and finals right after Dolphy Day, so you want to be able to enjoy the day AND finish the semester strong!

Remember sunscreen. Even if it is cool out, the sun is still out too and you don’t want to but in pain for days after. The Wellness Center and Student Development will have some on hand.

Hydrate. This is especially important if it is a hot day and you spend time engaging in physical activities.

Know your limit. Some of you may choose to drink. Learn how many drinks you can have safely by checking out a BAC [Blood Alcohol Concentration] chart on Google or an app. (We will have some at the Wellness Tent). This will tell you what is safe over what period of time-based on your weight and gender.

And ladies, gender is important because alcohol impacts your system quicker and more severely than a guy’s.

Count your drinks. Know that all drinks are not created equal. A Long Island Iced Tea may have as many as 5 to 7 shots of alcohol, so it is not actually one drink.

Space out your drinks. Drink water or soft drinks between alcoholic beverages. This gives your body a chance to metabolize the alcohol and keep your BAC low, minimizing the risk of blackouts and alcohol poisoning. Alcohol continues to metabolize and affect your system after you’ve stopped drinking. This is why alcohol levels can continue to climb after your last drink and is why symptoms of alcohol poisoning may not show up immediately.

Don’t drink on an empty stomach. Do eat before, during, and after. Alcohol will hit your bloodstream in a flash if there is no food to buffer it.

Don’t drink and drive. Do plan ahead for transportation by having a DD or calling a taxi. Stay with people you know and trust, but beware, people’s personalities are affected by alcohol use.

Alcohol and sex don’t always mix well together. It can lead to humiliation, regret, embarrassment, STD’s, pregnancy, and sexual assault. Never accept a drink from someone you don’t know or you didn’t see poured — you don’t know what could have been put in it.

Be careful what you mix. Drugs and alcohol can be a dangerous and potentially lethal combination and mixing different types of alcohol can lead to problems as well! And this is not the day to experiment with drugs either… especially if you are not sure of what they are or where they came from!

And watch your drink… this is true wherever you are! Make sure you see your drink being poured and don’t leave it unattended. The Le Moyne College Student Government Association will streamline the Nightcap Campaign. This campaign is designed to reduce sexual assault and drugging by giving away nightcaps, which are scrunchies that turn into drink covers to keep beverages safe. Along with nightcaps, SGA will release Le Moyne-branded eco-friendly to-go straws and flashlights.

Lastly, look out for each other. If you see someone in trouble, please find a staff member to help. DOLPHINS DON’T LET DOLPHINS SWIM ALONE!

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