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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 12, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19181.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19181

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Transcript Solved by 'Saying No: ?■ At the time of this writing there are some 19 and 20 year olds who can look back to a time when they were able to drink alcoholic beverages at their favorite nightclub without fear of being arrested. They knew they were legal; after all, they did vote when the last elections were held. Well, at least they can still vote, eh?! So now when all of the under- agers are deciding on what to wear to the club tonight they also have to worry about whether they will be admitted to the nightspot of their choosing. Admittance hinges on a date on the drivers' license. Oh, no problem, you have a fake ID. Have a good time and remember — how you act reflects on all the "real" 21-year-olds. Now for those of you who don't own a bogus license there are options. With mom and dad's approval you and your friends can have a party in the basement, complete with booze. Your folks are pretty liberal and never did agree with the new drinking-age law. Try not to spill beer on the pool-table and keep your friends from peeing on the neighbor's lawn lest you endup finishing the party at the local police station. Hmmm. Oh, you live in the dorms, mom and pop are 100 miles away, and you want to go to a club dammit! Well, there are several clubs in town that operate on an 18 or 19-year and older basis with all those under the magic age being stamped to let the bartenders know that under no circumstances are these people to be served alcohol. That's okay. You go to these clubs often enough and you know some legal-agers who will be glad to buy your drinks for you. Just keep your hands hid from any over- zealous club employees who might be looking to bounce a poor kid's head on the pavement. Yeah, but what about one of those huge clubs that have a separate but not equal facility for all those under 21? All that's served in these maximum security cells is soft drinks and popcorn. Kind of like being at the cinema without the extra bonus of a movie. Well, you go to the clubs to listen to the music, dance a little, pick someone up or better yet be picked up. Not only that but you still manage to get wasted. How? Well, there are several ways you go about doing this; you get stoned, coked-up, cracked, or X'd-out. Let's dissect these choices and throw in some fun-filled facts that you'll want to share with family and friends. STONED — a recent study showed that about 54% of all 18- year-olds have smoked marijuana and half of those smoke it regularly. As a friend of mine put it "pot-smoking is so common now that it's become a cliche." COKED-UP — that same study on grass yields that 17% of all 18-year-olds have tried cocaine and that 40% of those use it currently and regularly. Just say no. The under-agers are; they're saying "NO, we're not going to let this new law keep US from having fun." To change the words of an old song a bit, "It's My Party and I'll Fly if I Want To." CRACK'D — If you come from one of the fashionable areas of town, it is not referred to as doing crack; it's free-basing to you, buddy. Crack, while being a form of cocaine, has been tagged by some as an '80s version of heroin and is presumably not as popular as other drugs. A common WASP attitude is that crack is a ghetto problem. Well, those Ralph Lauren bedrooms and American Heritage living rooms could be called ghettos. X'D OUT — Ecstasy, or X as it is more commonly known, is the latest drug of choice in some social circles. Several people concurred that they've seen people eat it like candy. At certain clubs in town people gather in booths and have X parties. Because of its intensity it has been referred to as a typer- upper (another manifestation of our over-hyphenated society.) Now none of this is meant to be an expose on the drug culture or a scholarly report on cause and effect (as it clearly is not). There are also no real questions posed herein, hence no need to try and wrap up with a tidy answer. Besides, we're not dealing with answers but instead, choices. Choices that when faced with the alternatives offered to teenagers such as television, shopping malls, and strong family units, makes one wonder why they choose to do as they do. — Mark Hall Drinking 65