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legal drinking age laws
2014-02-24 06:24:52

Although some advocates want to lower the legal drinking age from 21, research continues to show that the law saves lives. That's the finding of a new review published in a special supplemental issue to the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

2010-12-10 16:20:59

Although presidents at some U.S. colleges have argued that lowering the minimum legal drinking age could help curb binge drinking on campuses, a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggests such a measure would be ineffective.

2009-10-30 07:25:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc.

2008-08-31 12:00:29

By Robert Nash Parker Los Angeles Times A well-intentioned but misguided group of college and university presidents has been in the news recently for suggesting that we revisit the drinking age and asserting that 21 "is not working." Called the Amethyst Initiative, their proposal would have received a failing grade in my sociology classroom for its faulty logic and how unmindful it is of the history of alcohol policy in the United States.

2008-08-24 09:00:35

College campuses are not boarding schools with curfews, gender segregation and hall monitors. They are designed to be inhabited by adults. Every societal measure - save one - treats college students as adults. At age 18, young people can get married.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.