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    This week I conducted a survey viewing the underage drinking that is apart of our school. I asked students if they have consumed alcohol in the last month, how many times, and if any of those times happend to be

    Underaged drinking in highschool

    This week I conducted a survey viewing the underage drinking that is apart of our school. I asked students if they have consumed alcohol in the last month, how many times, and if any of those times happend to...

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    • Colin, I think this is a very pressing issue that needs to be brought up. I was surprised about the numbers that you had based on your survey, this article can give some more accurate non biased results if that is what you are looking for, I know that was one of your concerns, https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa37.htm. I don’t think lowering the age limit is the answer if fact I think we should get rid of it in general because age doesn’t determine maturity and that is what we are looking for. A legal age drinker in college may still binge drink while a seventeen year old may just enjoy a drink with their parents every so often. I think if we can find a way to measure maturity instead of just age, it will lower binge rates. The age limit was made because this is when the developing brain starts to finish up but everyone is different maturity levels vary by person. Can’t wait to hear more from you.

  • Angie, I raly enjoyed your poem. I think it is very hard to be very introspsective on your life and feelings and publish it for people to read. You put a lot of time and effort and the rhyme scheme is very impressive. Personally I like the realness your poem presents. I think the thought of why we do things for love and why we continue to be…Read More

  • Erica,
    I always did think people from various regions acted alike and I was very intrigued. I enjoy travel and saw how people interacted in California to Wisconsin all the way to Florida and I saw each region had their own distinct personality. I think geography plays a huge role of who you are because each region values something different that…Read More

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    Underage drinking has become one of the biggest problems our country has had to face. It has become the number one drug of choice for teens, and its regular use makes it seem like there is no issue and that

    There is evidence that the by moving the drinking age to 18 instead of 21 will in fact benefit the United States instead of hurt

      Underage drinking has become one of the biggest problems our country has had to face. It has become the number one drug of choice for teens, and its regular use makes it seem like there is no issue and...

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    • You presented the problem quite well in this piece; I must agree, reducing the age would be amazing and work wonders for our nation. If you take a look at places like Germany, the legal drinking age is 16, but most places will serve you booze if you’re tall enough to sit at the bar counter. It definitely takes away that sort of forbidden aspect of it; reducing the age limit would most certainly prove beneficial in the long run, at the risk of a brief period of chaos at the start. There is, of course, the risk of integrating that view of booze with out culture; drinking as something illicit has been so ingrained into our culture at this point in time that if we were to do such a thing, it would run the risk or opening the gateways to something that the nation cannot handle. It truly is a gamble, but I favor the former option: lowering the age limit.

    • Colin, I enjoyed reading your article. I the difference between how Americans treat the alcohol problem compared to how Europeans have elected to face this stunning. I believe it is mainly a result of the culture difference. Much like what Zachary says, our urge to drink while underage is likely a sign of pressure, the feel to need something we can’t have, and how our media has portrayed drinking. Our examples of how to model our drinking laws do not have to extend across the Atlantic. We can take a look at our neighbors. Countries like Canada are not faced with this problem to the same extent the US is.
      I think you’ll find this link interesting to look at: https://drinkingage.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004294

  • Hannah I think this topic is very important and especially is relatable for high school students transitioning to college. College has become very expensive and it is hard for some families to pay even if you are a brilliant student. It saddens me that people who want to learn and get a job are hindered by money. When you do get a loan it puts you…Read More

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