Procrastinating for Netflix

Story by Grant Swetter, Elizabeth Sanchez, & Cordell Wright


The “Netflix Binge” is an issue that is effecting college students nation wide. Students focus too much time watching Netflix shows instead of actually doing homework or studying.

The “Netflix Binge” is known as a person who binge watches. Such as watching 3 or more episodes a day would be considered binge watching. Netflix is an online show streaming application. With thousands of tv shows and movies, Netflix is the most popular streaming site for shows worldwide.

USF Freshman Patrick McSpedon says it all depends upon what type of show you are watching. McSpedon says, “it kind of depends upon what you’re watching. It influences what your feelings are.”

University of Sioux Falls Senior Jordan Bittner says that she watches Netflix about ten to fifteen hours a week.

Bittner says, “I got Netflix when I was a freshman and I got addicted really fast. I definitely chose Netflix over being social. I love Netflix,” Bittner says.

Director of the Academic Success Center Nicole Dulaney says how students will say ‘one more episode’ but they end up skipping class or not doing homework. Dulaney says, “you just keep convincing yourself (to watch more) that it just takes away from what you’re supposed to do.”

Procrastination can lead to stress and that stress can create anxiety and a lower immune system. According to techinfographics.com 9 out of 10 college students have Netflix while 71% watch 2 to 10 hours per week.

Netflix is a very attractive streaming application, but as you can see, it does have an effect on USF Students.