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Drinking Age in US is highest in the world

Drinking Age in US is highest in the world

Sawyer Barth

November 9, 2016

While 162 countries across six continents have a drinking age of 20 or below, the United States is one of only 12 with a minimum drinking age of 21. This hasn’t always been the case. From the 1970s to the mid-1980s, it was common for states to have legal drinking ages of 18, 19 or 20. Society as a w...

Teen Drinking: High School vs. College

Teen Drinking: High School vs. College

Kate Ridoux

November 9, 2016

It’s no secret that underage drinking occurs globally. In a recent survey of 256 CHS students on Oct. 17, 80 percent of students report that they believe most people start drinking in high school, 12 percent think that drinking begins in college and less than 1 percent believe that most people start ...

Binge Drinking causes health problems for teens who don’t know better

Binge Drinking causes health problems for teens who don’t know better

Courtney Kushnir

November 9, 2016

The website kidshealth.org defines binge drinking as “the heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time.” Even though they are not legally allowed to consume alcohol, teens are the most likely age group to binge drink, according to Pediatrics, a journal for pediatric studies. For girl...

Teen use their tech to prevent future DUIs

Teen use their tech to prevent future DUIs

Maddie Curtis

November 9, 2016

Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the United States. But thanks to apps like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, the number of people in general who drink and drive has dropped by 54 percent since 1991, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports. About 32 percent of fatal car accidents inv...

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