November 8, 2012
Should We Lower Drinking Age?
Sheela Doraiswamy, Mind the Science Gap
As discussed in last week’s blog post, binge drinking is a big problem on college campuses, which can lead to problems such as unintentionally injury and motor vehicle accidents, among numerous other things. There are certainly a lot of dimensions to this issue, but one of them that I hear many students bring up is that of the minimum drinking age. A certain college student I know likes to give the argument, “The government trusts us enough to vote and to join the army at age 18, but not to handle alcohol.”
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