U of SD Volante: Revisiting the Drinking Age

South Dakota state representative Tim Rounds’ proposal to adjust the drinking age in licensed establishments has already received significant coverage this summer, and now that students are going back to school, some campus newspapers are weighing in on the issue. This week, the editorial board of The Volante at the University of South Dakota offered its support for a debate about the drinking age. They wrote that an open conversation about the law “presents the opportunity for this debate to be more than just a regurgitation of what we’ve already heard. It’s an opportunity to discuss legitimate, responsible ways to curb binge drinking and also to focus on the more immediate and dangerous threats like drunk driving.”

What do you think of the Volante‘s position on this proposal? Let us know in the comments.

One Response to “U of SD Volante: Revisiting the Drinking Age”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. It’s obvious, thanks to Tim Rounds, that South Dakota must at least allow those aged 18-20 to drink responsibily in bars. Debate is needed but what is really needed is actually implementing a drinking age of 18 and a alcohol licensing and education program to instill alcohol responsibility. It’s good that the University of South Dakota is bringing on the debate surrounding the ageist drinking age.