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August 20th, 2008
09:51 PM ET

Drinking: How Old Is Old Enough?

The university presidents who signed on to the "Amethyst Initiative" say the legal drinking age encourages a culture of dangerous, off-campus binge drinking.  A government report says drinking by high school seniors has dropped by 25 percent since the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed in 1984.  (It also notes that teen binge drinking is down.)

Now it's not surprising that many people under 21 would support lowering the legal drinking age, but would that stop binge drinking in the U.S., on or off campus?

(I don't have the answer to this one; you'll probably get a different take on it depending on whom you ask.  I just want you to weigh in on the debate as someone who won't be 21 for awhile.)

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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August 20th, 2008
07:23 PM ET

University Course Controversy

As a public school student, I remember evolution being taught as a theory about the origin of life. But I don't think Creationism was taught at all at school; we learned about that in church.

So I was really interested in Thursday's story about the University of California not offering credit for certain courses taught at Calvary Chapel Christian School. One student there argued that she learns about everything from intelligent design to evolution - more than what some public schools offer.

The university system says it has no problems with religious instruction; it considers whether courses provide "adequate instruction." Officials added that the course approval rate for religious and secular (non-religious) schools is the same.

We'd like to know where you stand on this after seeing the full report.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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