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The Amethyst Initiative

Millie Jefferson

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We are now in late August, and that means back to school. And on college campuses, there is a heated debate raging about alcohol. More than 100 college presidents have signed a petition calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. Proponents say the current age limit encourages dangerous behavior such as binge drinking, While opponents say easier access to booze will cause more problems like DWIs.We wanted to put theory aside and get the perspective of people who would be most affected by this.


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  • By Gene Tobie

    From Tualatin, OR, 08/23/2008

    As the parent of 3 college aged children, I believe that just changing the drinking age is not apropriate. Something that I haven't heard is the reasons for the support by the college presidents. Could this be a way of limiting liability of the schools.

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