Acknowledging college culture

Fairfax County, VA recognizes the destructiveness of college drinking culture. And they’re attempting to prevent dangerous behaviors in high school seniors before they matriculate in the fall. A panel on the perils of college culture was held at a local high school, and parents and students were able to ask telling questions. The story, reported in the Centreville Patch, points to the reality of underage college drinking.


One Response to “Acknowledging college culture”

  1. Edwin Bonilla Says:

    The author of the article is an ageist for calling college students “kids”. However, it is refreshing to read that the article did not say that the ageist drinking of 21 is the answer to solving all of the problems associated with the college alcohol culture. I believe that this bad culture can be significantly changed. To do this, the drinking age should be lowered to 18 along with several restrictions to enforce alcohol responsible behavior.

    I don’t have a Patch account so if anyone has an account for the blog, may you submit a comment on my behalf. The comment is below. I would appreciate your help.

    The author of this article, Mary C. Stachyra, is an ageist for calling college students “kids”. No one who is 18 or older is a “kid”. Now what, even a 21 year old college student can be called a “kid”, what a load of ageism! Anyway, Levy has taken an unnecessarily narrow view about parents teaching their daughters or sons about drinking responsibly. The college drinking culture is a problem but there are solutions along with the solutions described in the article. I live in Manassas, not Manassas city, and I believe that the drinking age should be lowered to 18 with restrictions to significantly decrease the culture regarding alcohol by young people. These restrictions would go from price floors on alcohol to not allowing anyone under 20 to get a keg. There is no such thing as an age in which attitudes about alcohol change but there is such thing as a culture which expects alcohol responsibility. To introduce young people into this culture, the drinking age should be lowered to 18 along with the restrictions said above to enforce responsible behavior towards alcohol.