Navigating the line between party and paralytic requires maturity

first_imgNZ Herald 17 December 2013As a teenager, there is a huge pressure to accept the cool pragmatism of “this is how it is” when it comes to binge drinking.Hard drinking is accepted as just part of our culture. So challenging the way we drink means you come close to being called a crusty. A bore. Dull. And to generation Self-Obsession, me, this is terrifying.But there is a problem with teenage binge drinking, and especially among girls.The Alcohol HealthWatch and Women’s Health Action report, released earlier this month, showed young women are drinking more than ever, and any other woman. According to research from ALAC in 2005, 40 per cent of under 17s binge drink. In 2012, Massey University research showed that 28 per cent of 16- to 17-year-old girls binge drink.So yes, there’s a problem.Now, I’m totally in favour of going out for some drinks and a good night. But I’m not keen on those nights of getting wasted, vomiting outside Macca’s, and passing out. read more

Right to Carry Approved By House of Represenatives

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Yesterday the Michigan House of Representatives approved legislation sponsored by State Representative Sue Allor.The legislation gives citizens the right to carry a concealed handgun without first obtaining a concealed pistol license. According to Allor, the legislation does not give criminals more access to pistols, because a background check would still be required when purchasing a handgun.Opponents of the legislation say that not requiring concealed pistol licenses and training could be dangerous to both police officers and residents.Current concealed pistol license permitting structure will remain in place. This will allow Michigan residents an option to obtain a CPL and continue to carry and receive reciprocity in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. A CPL will also continue to allow people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.The bill now moves to the senate for consideration. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Murderer, Brenton Lee Walker Says He ‘Felt Great’ About Killing Heather Young in 2016 During SentencingNext 11th Avenue Closedlast_img read more