It’s absurd that one thing you can’t do legally is drink alcohol at a bar with your friends. Young adults should be allowed to drink alcohol in controlled areas such as restaurants, bars, clubs, and official university and college events. Having the drinking age at 21 makes it so a majority of college students consume alcohol in an illegal and irresponsible manner. In this letter I will explain my reasons on why the drinking age should be
Most ravers would not promote sexual assault or attack at their gatherings, since it goes against PLUR in every way. For more examples of the media pursuing the negative in the culture, such as a report on the information bulletin in 2006 that stated a twenty three year old man died and a dozen hospitalized after overdosing at a rave. Even though this sounds tragic, notice that this rave held over fifteen thousand people, and less than twenty were hospitalized from drug abuse, and around seventy were caught with ecstasy. A most hypocritical discovery is that society promotes evens such as
Many students do this, because it is fun. It’s the thrill of doing something they’re forbidden to do. If drinking were made legal for eighteen-year-olds, there wouldn’t be as much of a thrill or excitement to it. Yet another legitimate reason to lower the drinking age to eighteen is that there are young men and women who don’t look old enough to be holding a gun fighting for our freedom and risking their own necks every day. But they are denied the right to drink an alcoholic beverage after being shot at in the sand all day.
Now, in the past few years, some cities and states have started banning smoking in all public places even, in some cases, bars.  People worry about what smoking does to them, well I'm here to say that cars produce more harmful chemicals into the air then smoking does. We cannot ban everything just because we disagree with it. As for the non-smokers worrying about their health as they go to the bar and drink, you will not be hurt by a night in a Smokey room just as you will not harm your body forever by a night of a few drinks. 8 Senator Rodney Ellis; “A smoke-free Texas?” State senator proposes statewide smoking ban, January 18, 2007, Austin American-statesman.
It’s Only A Hook-Up, No Hard Feelings The term “dating” is so overrated and now in the shadows all over our college campuses. Most people now see dating as being an outsider to everyone else and making it harder to enjoy the college experience that every high school student awaits for. Back in the older days you would see couples going out together on Friday nights and spending quality time with one another. Now, Friday night means time to turn up! You will mostly see college kids going out to the club dancing on anything they can grind on, and if they’re lucky they will find someone to take back home to hook up with.
Mark Bauerline says “You guys don’t know anything” to today’s generation but because we don’t have to search in library for books or articles that we can view online does that make us incompetent or unable to comprehend them? No, it just means we have resources that save us time of hours of searching. College has not gotten easier to get into let alone afford but teens in this generation are holding 5.0 GPA’s and getting accepted to numerous ivy leagues with scholarships. Our minds are neither narrow nor dumb. Every generation has flaws and ours maybe the lack of motivation due to technology but with this flaw it allows us to excel becoming more intelligent and opening our minds to realms not even thought of.
Many alcohol advertisements are placed in different types of media that are popular among adolescent.” They spend billions of dollars in developing an advertisement to capture the publics’ eye, especially the young adolescents. The alcohol industry target a specific group mainly teenagers, but they don’t realize is that all of the colorful effects, the music, and the atmosphere of fun and excitement makes the teenagers want to take a shot or two. At John Hopkins University made a estimate, “the likely effects of several alcohol policies on youth drinking behavior in the U.S. population concluded that a complete ban on alcohol advertising would be the most effective, resulting in 7,609 fewer deaths from harmful drinking and a 16.4% drop in alcohol-related life-years lost.” Banning alcohol commercials can affect the life of young adolescents and adults by not having the influence or the temptation in front of you will decrease the amount of drinking in teens. Commercials have a lot of power over a person’s judgment persuading them to act like different
Currently, college students mainly drink due to the convenience of accessibility to obtain substances from older acquaintances or friends who also enjoy having a good time. As a result, the Mother’s Against Drunk Driving and federal experts in health regulation have consistently fought to prevent the alcohol industry from altering the drinking age (Kirszner, Mandell 458). Furthermore, it is unethical and immoral practice for parents to be allowing minors to consume alcohol, as this is also illegal and detrimental to one’s overall growth and development. Although some countries in Europe may argue otherwise, intoxication levels are higher in Britain, Denmark and Ireland,
Other countries with low drinking ages do not have major health problems concerning alcohol and their young adults, thus proving alcohol is not necessarily unhealthy for developing young adults. The Federal Government should lower the legal drinking age to eighteen because citizens are treated as adults at eighteen so they are mature enough to vote, get married, go to war, and be prosecuted as adults so they should be able to buy alcohol. The law pushes students to drink in private places to avoid trouble, and with adults non-existent, inexperienced heavy drinking, assault, and sexual misconduct is far more likely to occur. Students find it very hard to get along with college faculty and police officers because of the harsh penalties students receive from them. Among young adults the high drinking age is a very unpopular law, thus faculty and police who are responsible for the enforcement the law become unpopular, creating animosity between students and their officials.
According to Lini Kadaba’s article, Colleges Hitting the Bottle Binge Drinking Remains High, but Initiatives at Area Schools Raising Awareness, “College binge drinking is remaining in colleges due to the intractable problems that contribute to 1,700 student deaths, 599,000 injuries, and 97,000 cases of sexual assault, or date rapes.” (24). For college students, health issues may not seem relevant, or carry that much weight; after all, many young adults believe they’re invincible. Binge drinking affects the entire college community, not just those who partake in drinking. To change this culture, colleges need help from parents, the Greeks, and the alumni. To begin, parents are usually the last to know that their children are influenced by