Roanoke Times Series on Legal Age 21

This week, the Roanoke Times will publish a series of articles on the legal drinking age, with a specific focus on binge drinking among the college population in Virginia. Times editor Carole Tarrant previewed the series today – she wrote, “We are neither for nor against a lowered drinking age. However, we feel the issue extends beyond campus boundaries and into the Southwest Virginia communities where college students reside and socialize.” To kick things off, you can read Greg Esposito’s first installment, called “A Debate for the Ages.”

UPDATE: Post edited to correct Carole Tarrant’s title – thanks to our commenters for pointing out the error.

2 Responses to “Roanoke Times Series on Legal Age 21”

  1. Edwin Says:

    Although Carole Tarrant says that the series will not advocate for a lower drinking age, the drinking age must be lowered to 18 with an alcohol education program. The debate on this issue will go on forever until the two solutions are implemented, so although debate is good, productivity must come out of it. Binge drinking in universities is common, thus it’s also necessary to implement medical amnesty policies as well in order to save lives as a result of the ageist drinking age.

  2. MF Says:

    Carole Tarrant is the editor of the Roanoke Times, not a columnist.