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Don’t impose curfew on 17-year-olds

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New curfew laws prohibit anyone 17 and under from being out past 10 on weekdays and 11 on Fridays and Saturdays. For people like me this means not being able to stay out past midnight during your freshman year of college.

If you are old enough to live on your own away from your family, then it is only fitting that you should be treated as old enough to not have a curfew.

I understand having a curfew for 16 year olds who have just received their license because they are just learning how to act when they have the power to be out by themselves.

If you are going to college on your own, I would think that you would have the basic maturity and skill set to be able to make your own decisions on how late you want to stay out.

College students are just a couple years away from marriage, a career and being completely on their own yet they are still treated like their 15- and 16-year old siblings who can barely go to the movies without their parents.

If college students are expected to act like adults, then why treat them like immature children?

Trey Hartema, Bloomington


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