PSU Daily Collegian: Drinking Age a Worthy Debate

The editors of Penn State’s student newspaper, the Daily Collegian, recently took on the issue of the drinking age, saying that they would “like to see serious dialogue about the merits of the drinking age of 21.” Their editorial concludes,

“Stricter enforcement, better treatment and more education are old remedies for an old problem. If students, community members and faculty are serious about addressing Penn State’s drinking problem, it’s time to take action and explore new frontiers. No matter how out of reach that change might seem, we’ve got to start somewhere.”

Have the administrators at your school hosted productive conversations about binge drinking and the legal drinking age? Tell us about them in the comments.

One Response to “PSU Daily Collegian: Drinking Age a Worthy Debate”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. Debating the ageist drinking age is mandatory so that the drinking age can be lowered to 18 with alcohol licensing and alcohol responsibility to those 18-20. Stricter enforcement is not the answer to lower binge drinking in universities because those 18-20 will go to other places to binge drink. The editors of the Daily Collegian should be more powerful in their support of a debate surrounding the ageist drinking age.