Interesting article, Amani! I really liked how in the end you talked about how it isn’t so much an issue of cause and effect but rather how they contribute to and influence the way that children think. Based on your post I think you would enjoy this article (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318345.php). I look forward to reading your future posts!
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According to Gabrielle Glaser’s article, she thinks the drinking age should be lowered for a few reasons. One of her arguments presented is a more common one, being that she brings up the points of how 18 year o
Kassandra, I really like how you presented idea that both support and counter your argument. Perhaps adding another supporting source would make your argument stronger, but you added two really solid sources. I think this link here is another supporting site. It’s an article by CNN that also urges for a lower drinking age. https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/16/us/legal-drinking-age/index.html
I really enjoyed how you presented and explained both sides of the issue. I think another big argument against lowering the drinking age is that the brain isn’t fully developed until the mid 20’s, and is thus effected differently by alcohol.
Kassandra, I liked how you used two different view points and compared and contrasted them. I agree with you that lowering the drinking age will help kids learn how to drink responsibly. This makes me think of countries in Europe where the drinking age is lower and kids generally do not abuse it.
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Great post, Miriam! When thinking about medical marijuana before, I had never considered “how it will be paid for” in regards to insurance companies. I think that you would be interested in this article that I recently read about this topic. I’m looking forward to reading your next posts because I really enjoy your style of writing.
According to Professor Engs’ article Why the Drinking Age Should Be Lowered: An Opinion Based upon Research, the drinking age should be lowered to 18 or 19, and allow young adults to “drink in controlled env
The way you mentioned “looking back in time” made me think of England and other European countries which have kept their drinking age lower than the United States’. When you said “look back in time”, did you allude to the USA’s old drinking age or Europe’s? I found this article about drinking in Europe VS the USA because I think showing the difference could help support your opinion. http://sbpress.com/2018/05/drinking-in-europe-vs-america/ The reason why I found your post intriguing is because I’ve been to Europe and I’ve noticed how different the drinking culture is. I think that the USA should lower the drinking age because it would allow youth to be more responsible. I’d like to continue reading if you added specific examples about underage drinking consequences that would change if the legal age changed.
Interesting theory Kasandra, but I think the argument that it should be lowered because people will do it illegally is a bit weak. The reason that the drinking age is higher in the USA is because it affects the development of brains. I also don’t necessarily buy the argument people will drink more responsibly if it’s legal. In my eyes, people will still party and therefore people will still drink. https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/health/science-drinking-age/index.html
This is a really interesting argument. But I think the argument for lowering the drinking age is not to strong. Although it can probably show youth to be more responsible, it can still be damaging and hurting them. Here, we have it at 21 specifically because of the brain development. Perhaps there is more research needed to be done to define and solidify the argument of lowering the drinking age.
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