The Signal asks… Should the drinking age be lowered?

Sophie Chan, freshman nursing major.
Sophie Chan, freshman nursing major.

 

 

“Yes, it should be lower. I feel like it’s not harmful, if you drink responsibly.”

 

 

 

 

 

Darrien Pinkman, sophomore computer engineering major.
Darrien Pinkman, sophomore computer engineering major.

 

 

“Yeah, it should be (lowered). Once you’re an adult at 18 (years old) you should be able to do what you want. Even in other countries the drinking age is lower and they are more responsible (with drinking) than us.”

 

 

 

Maria Dzenawager, sophomore elementary education and Spanish double major.
Maria Dzenawager, sophomore elementary education and Spanish double major.

 

 

 

“Yes… you can go to war, drive, vote… and you’re on your own at school anyway. You’re basically independent at 18 (years old).”

 

 

 

 

Allison Kollmer, sophomore elementary education and art double major.
Allison Kollmer, sophomore elementary education and art double major.

 

 

 

“Yes, I second that.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lowering the drinking age will allow teens to learn responsibility earlier in life. (Raphaëlle Gamanho / Cartoonist)
Lowering the drinking age will allow teens to learn responsibility earlier in life. (Raphaëlle Gamanho / Cartoonist)