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This debate, which took place on November 14th, was on whether or not the drinking age should be lowered from 21 to 18. Team A, which contended that the drinking age should be lowered, was led by Madison Moesly (12) and included John Cacciatore (12) and Makenzie Moesly (10). Team B, which contended that the drinking age should not be lowered, was led by Aria Jones (12) and included Kumari Naicker-Giles (12) and Jazzarie Dawkins (10). The debate was hosted by Brooklyn O’Brien (12) and the video was edited by Izzy Carvalho (11). Vote in the poll to let us know what team you thought won! 

Who won the Telstar Debate?

  • Team A - Affirmative (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Team B - Negative (40%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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The sources used by Team A are listed below:

https://uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu/publications/issue-briefs/issueBriefv08n03.pdf

http://www.speakupcoalition.org/positionpaper_lowering_drinking_age/

http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html

https://www.alcoholrescue.co.uk/alcohol-damage.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK37599/

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/UnderageDrinking/UnderageFact.htm

The sources used by Team B are listed below:

http://www.nhtsa.gov/

http://www.madd.org/

http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/

https://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/teens/Facts/myths.aspx

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa37.htm

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