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Drinking age restrictions only fuel the problem

Why is the legal drinking age 21 in the United States? That was the first question I had when I decided to come to the United States for college. Having lived in China, I was accustomed to alcohol. I was surprised to find out that many people party so hard that they flunk their freshman…

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New bill to lower legal age

On Thursday, the Florida State Senate Judiciary Committee concludes a series of hearings held across the state on a bill by the committee’s chairman, Sen. Scarborough (D-Jacksonville) to lower the age of legal adult majority in Florida to the age of 18 years.

Binge drinking is dangerous, but still popular
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Binge drinking is dangerous, but still popular

It’s hard to predict who you’ll meet in college, but there is one thing you can predict: 40 to 80 percent of them will be binge drinkers, said Toben F. Nelson of the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study of college students, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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