Drinking age debate at Sonoma State

William DeJong and Choose Responsibility’s Barrett Seaman recently debated the drinking age at Sonoma State University. An article from the college’s newspaper, The Sonoma Star, noted that underage binge drinking has increased significantly despite the 21 year old drinking age.

While the total number of drinking youths has remained fairly constant, there was a 56 percent increase in binge drinking from 18 to 20 year olds between 1993 and 2001. In addition, close to 5,000 people die every year due to underage drinking, including victims of drunk driving accidents from underage drivers.

During the debate, students also had the opportunity to weigh in on how “21” affects them.

3 Responses to “Drinking age debate at Sonoma State”

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  3. Edwin Bonilla Says:

    It’s good that there was a good debate at Sonoma State University. Barrett Seaman understands alcohol by young people more than his opponent in the debate. As Barrett Seaman said, young people will drink responsibly when given the chance. I would be an example of this since I am under 25. If there is no time to apply lessons about alcohol responsibility, then irresponsibility before still becomes irresponsibility afterwards. What I mean is that if a 18-20 year old person binge drinks, then when that person is 21, she or he will still probably binge drink.