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Beer is cheaper than water at America's no. 1 party school

This year, Playboy named Ohio University the top party school in the nation. The school is situated in the tiny town of Athens, Ohio, and students say there isn’t much to do besides party and study. But who pays the price for this “work hard, play hard” lifestyle?

Fusion traveled to Athens and spent a weekend on campus to learn more about its drinking culture. In the first act of our original special Blackout: 48 Hours at America’s #1 Party School, we meet the folks behind the town’s business of booze—and reveal the numbers that explain how college towns like Athens thrive.

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Part 2: College students spend $5.5 billion on alcohol every year across the U.S.

Part 3: Why police officers in this small college town say they feel like babysitters

Part 4: The nation’s top party school received 11 reports of sexual assault in two months

Part 5: Being sober at the number one party school is more fun than you think

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The sad reasons college students develop ‘drunkorexia’

If booze cost more, would college students drink so much?

Beer is cheaper than water at America's no. 1 party school

This year, Playboy named Ohio University the top party school in the nation. The school is situated in the tiny town of Athens, Ohio, and students say there isn’t much to do besides party and study. But who pays the price for this “work hard, play hard” lifestyle?

Fusion traveled to Athens and spent a weekend on campus to learn more about its drinking culture. In the first act of our original special Blackout: 48 Hours at America’s #1 Party School, we meet the folks behind the town’s business of booze—and reveal the numbers that explain how college towns like Athens thrive.

More:

Part 2: College students spend $5.5 billion on alcohol every year across the U.S.

Part 3: Why police officers in this small college town say they feel like babysitters

Part 4: The nation’s top party school received 11 reports of sexual assault in two months

Part 5: Being sober at the number one party school is more fun than you think

Related:

The sad reasons college students develop ‘drunkorexia’

If booze cost more, would college students drink so much?

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