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Reader's View: Even UMD students can control themselves

If you are smart enough to get into the University of Minnesota Duluth, chew food with your mouth closed, and drive a car, you can fairly be expected to refrain from damaging life and property and disturbing the peace of your community.

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It’s been explained to me that while, technically,18-year-olds are responsible for their reckless decisions, it is not entirely true due to their still-developing brains.

No. If you are smart enough to get into the University of Minnesota Duluth, chew food with your mouth closed, and drive a car, you can fairly be expected to refrain from damaging life and property and disturbing the peace of your community. If these expectations infringe on your lifestyle, then please stay home until your brain is fully baked.

Judy Holte

Duluth

It’s been explained to me that while, technically,18-year-olds are responsible for their reckless decisions, it is not entirely true due to their still-developing brains.

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No. If you are smart enough to get into the University of Minnesota Duluth, chew food with your mouth closed, and drive a car, you can fairly be expected to refrain from damaging life and property and disturbing the peace of your community. If these expectations infringe on your lifestyle, then please stay home until your brain is fully baked.

Judy Holte

Duluth

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