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Red Bull gives me – and my GPA – wings
|Posted Oct. 10, 2008|
As college students, we all do what we have to do to survive the rigorous demands imposed on us, both financially and academically. Whether it is balancing five classes and a part time job, working on a senior project, or just trying to stay awake in a lecture that could put an insomniac to sleep, there is one thing that has kept me going the whole time. There is one thing that gives me wings and elevates my performance in and out of the classroom.
Indeed, Red Bull has been my crutch the past few semesters. Maybe it is psychological, but Red Bull not only gives me energy and puts me in a great mood; It also enhances my writing, as I am sure you can tell.
I have at least three to five cans of Red Bull a week. Most times, I take my 8.3-ounce sugar free can with me to class and try and pace myself for the long haul. Then, again, sometimes I will pound it in a few large gulps that makes my eyes water for a second followed by a boost of instant adrenaline.
Yes, I know it is bad for me, but in a world where performance matters, why not get more out of life? Besides as far as I know, Red Bull is not as bad as smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol or coffee. Then again, 70 years ago cigarettes were advertised as being cool and safe. Either way, people will drink Red Bull at their own risk. And until a serious health factor is announced, I will remain an avid consumer of Red Bull.
Richard Lugo, a senior communications major, is sports editor of the Campus Times. He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.