Bowling Green Daily News Covers Get REAL

Over the weekend, Joanie Baker Hendricks of the Bowling Green Daily News spoke to Kevin Smiley, the student body president at Western Kentucky University, who recently signed on to [CR]’s Get REAL campaign. The discrepancy between the age of majority and Legal Age 21 motivated Smiley to sign on:

“Smiley said he thinks the law needs to be revisited because it keeps 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds – who can legally serve in the military, vote and marry – from making an adult decision.

‘There’s an issue of fairness in that,’ Smiley said. ‘There’s legitimate questions in that, why is 21 different?””

Check out the rest of the article to read comments from Western Kentucky students, and be sure to let your student government president know about Get REAL so that they can sign on.

One Response to “Bowling Green Daily News Covers Get REAL”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. Kevin Smiley did the correct thing by signing onto the Get REAL program. The ageist drinking age encourages binge drinking by those 18-20 and those who support the ageist drinking age say that, but alcohol licensing would encourage those 18-20 to drink more responsibly. All universities which have a service to drive students who drank alcohol must also extend that service to students aged 18-20 to be a service that does a good job.