Twitter pages show NC college binge drinkers passed out - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Twitter pages show NC college binge drinkers passed out

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

 Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.

Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.

One night of hard drinking or one too many drinks could lead to a photo that thousands will see.

North Carolina State University senior Drew Warash not only looks at photos of students passed out drunk on the "Wolfpack Passout" Twitter account, he posts them, too.

"I don't go out of my way to do it, but if I'm ever downtown or out in public and see somebody passed out, I usually snap a photo or a friend will do it and then they'll try to post it up," Warash said.

He said there is lesson in public humiliation.

"Hopefully it will teach them a lesson. Maybe they can learn how to hold their alcohol a little bit better and won't be in that situation again," Warash said.

It is something he knows firsthand.

“Just happened to drink a little too much alcohol that one night, but it taught me a lesson, honestly. I didn't want my picture to be up there. It looked kind of stupid,” he said. “So, it kind of just taught me to slow down, more or less."

He said some people get angry because they may look dumb on the Internet, others take it as a badge of honor.

“They drank a bunch of alcohol and somehow didn't die. Then, others laugh it off like it's nothing and continue doing what they're doing," Warash said.

The Wolfpack Passout Twitter account has more than 3,500 followers.

Copyright 2014 WNCN. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Party mansion' owner convicted of tax and healthcare fraud

    'Party mansion' owner convicted of tax and healthcare fraud

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:38:35 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    A former Raleigh resident, known for the wild parties held at his “party mansion” in North Raleigh, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering crimes, according to a United States Department of Justice release.
    A former Raleigh resident, known for the wild parties held at his “party mansion” in North Raleigh, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering crimes, according to a United States Department of Justice release.
  • WNCN Blitz visits Cardinal Gibbons

    WNCN Blitz visits Cardinal Gibbons

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:33:43 GMT
    Students were energized during Friday morning's WNCNBlitz pep rally.Students were energized during Friday morning's WNCNBlitz pep rally.
    The WNCN Blitz team moved to Cardinal Gibbons Friday morning as the Crusaders get ready for their showdown with Broughton High School.
    The WNCN Blitz team moved to Cardinal Gibbons Friday morning as the Crusaders get ready for their showdown with Broughton High School.
  • SC high school students forced to remove US flags on Sept. 11 anniversary

    SC high school students forced to remove US flags on Sept. 11 anniversary

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:21:28 GMT
    Flags were displayed in pick-up truck beds... This flag is on the back of the pick up and is from a July 4th event unrelated to Woodruff High...Photo from Wayne Kinton on Twitter ?@WayneKinton Flags were displayed in pick-up truck beds... This flag is on the back of the pick up and is from a July 4th event unrelated to Woodruff High...Photo from Wayne Kinton on Twitter ?@WayneKinton
    Several upset parents say Woodruff High School students were made to remove American flags from their vehicles on September 11.Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags prop
    Several upset parents say Woodruff High School students were made to remove American flags from their vehicles on September 11.Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags prop
  • Trending Stories on WNCN.com

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:29:36 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
  • La. State Fair head arrested on marijuana charge

    La. State Fair head arrested on marijuana charge

    The State Fair of Louisiana's president and general manager is facing a drug charge following an arrest early Saturday morning.
    The State Fair of Louisiana's president and general manager is facing a drug charge following an arrest early Saturday morning.
  • Remains discovered near Little Manatee River

    Remains discovered near Little Manatee River

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:36:43 GMT
    A tip led Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies to a body near the Little Manatee River. A tip led Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies to a body near the Little Manatee River.
    A body was discovered Saturday afternoon in a wooded area off  U.S. Hwy 41 S. in Southern Hillsborough County. The scene is located near the Little Manatee River Bridge just north of the Manatee County line, Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said. Hillsborough County sheriff's detectives, forensic crime scene technicians and personnel from the Hillsborough County Medical's Examiner's Office are on the scene...
    A body was discovered Saturday afternoon in a wooded area off  U.S. Hwy 41 S. in Southern Hillsborough County. The scene is located near the Little Manatee River Bridge just north of the Manatee County line, Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said. Hillsborough County sheriff's detectives, forensic crime scene technicians and personnel from the Hillsborough County Medical's Examiner's Office are on the scene...
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.