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Should the drinking age be lowered to 18? By Tierra Carson

Sophomore Cruz Arteaga said, "In my opinion, I believe that the drinking age should lowered to 18. Eighteen is a great age. You're an adult and you're able to make your own choices."

Junior Kelisha Davis said, "No. Scientists have already discovered the age that the brain is fully developed at is around age 25." She added, "It wouldn't make sense to lower the drinking age because the brain would be even more underdeveloped."

Sophomore Harmonee Woods said, "Yes! I feel like they would get to it anyways, whether it's by an older relative or a random person at a liquor store. If they really want it, they will find a way to get it, and it's safer if they can just purchase it themselves."

Sophomore Kayle Trujillo said, "I don't think the drinking age should be lowered to 18 because it could increase the risk of alcohol poisoning at a really young age."

Sophomore Gabrielle Buchanan said, "No. Drinking is more harmful to teens than adults because their brains are still developing throughout adolescence and well into adulthood."