Drinking Rules Quotation Homework
The national drinking age in America is 21, but how many teenagers actually abide by that law? According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 72% of people between the ages of 18 and 20. But the problem isn’t the fact that they’re drinking, its how they’re drinking. Instead of being taught at a young age about alcohol and how to use it wisely, it is seen as a forbidden fruit, enticing young people to abuse it. This is especially seen on college campuses like ours. Cal Poly clearly states on it’s website that, “Students of any age are not allowed to consume, possess or dispense alcohol on campus except by exclusive permission of the Cal Poly Corporation.” Also, the Cal Poly Residence Halls Handbook says, “Possesion, distribution, consumption or being under the influence of alcohol beverages...is prohibited in or around the immediate area of on campus communities.” But even with these policies, alcohol still runs rampant on and around campus, and one way to stop it is by lowering the drinking age and adding necessary classes and tests before receiving an alcohol license, much like a driving license. With policies such as this put in place, students would understand how to responsibly consume alcohol and schools would have less incidents involving rape, out of control parties, or even death, which sadly has still happened even though the school also includes in their policy that, “Students who seek emergency medical aid in cases of possible alcohol poisoning or drug use will not be subject to disciplinary action by the University.” By lowering the drinking age and making the process much like learning to drive, our nation and colleges would be able to breath easier, as their students become more responsible and mature regarding alcohol.