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Engaged and Underaged: High school students are capable of making a commitment to their partners

January 31, 2009

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Amanda Mendoza Staff Writer From laughing and crying to fighting and making up: it’s the life of being in a relationship. Whether married, engaged, committed or dating, all relationships go through similar trials. Whoever said that each of these stages is set for certain ages? Age should not determine a commitment. Ma­tu...

Engaged and underage: Teenagers need to obtain more maturity to being thinking about marriage

January 31, 2009

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Grace Wong Head News Editor In light of the new year, a lot of students are setting resolutions, goals or aspirations they hope to achieve in the coming year that are usually for­gotten when February rolls around. Typical resolutions are generally along the lines of becoming a better person or trying new things, like was...

Legally intoxicated: Drinking age does not affect teenagers’ choices to illegally drink

January 31, 2009

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Anne Wei Copy Editor There is no point to the drinking age. No­body follows it. Sure, some clubs check IDs before pass­ing out drinks and stores check before selling alcohol, but it’s easy enough to lie, get a fake ID or get someone else to buy alcohol for you. Some silly law about not being able to drink until one i...

Legally Intoxicated: Teenagers too immature to drink, law will remain because of disobedience

January 31, 2009

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Laura Windes Features Editor Students are inundated with messages about drinking. The Power of Choice survey gives us statistics about alcohol consump­tion, we hear messages from authority figures about resisting, and peers try to convince each other that drinking is all right. I often hear the argument that we might as wel...