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19-Year-Old Cornell Grad Student Sues New York Attorney General, Says Drinking Age “Excludes” Him

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A 19-year-old grad student has turned the modern day crusade for inclusiveness on its head and has sued the New York Attorney General for making it so that he isn’t being able to have a beer with his fellow classmates. Matthew Uhalde has a Bachelor’s in Science and was admitted into Cornell’s graduate program in the fall of 2015. Since the majority of his social life typically revolves around older students and alcohol-related activities, he claims the drinking age of 21 “ostracizes and excludes” him from his peers.

From The Ithaca Voice:

In a phone interview with Uhalde, he said, “It’s really cool that I go into grad school at 19.”

But he said he’s struggled to maintain an active social life because of his age.

“I don’t think that’s fair because I’m an independent adult. I have a college degree,” Uhalde said.

How about this kid Matty out of Cornell? Bachelor’s in Science and grad school at 19? Talk about an overachieving, pretentious dick. No, it’s not “really cool” to be that far ahead of schedule, my man. You’re making us all look bad.

My biggest accomplishment at 19 was routinely getting a wristband using an expired I.D. that said I was 7″ shorter and several shades darker than I actually was. I was busy convincing my parents to not cut me off after carelessly blowing their hard earned money abusing my body with harmful substances on a daily and nightly basis. That’s what I was bringing to the table at 19. Meanwhile, you’re up there nerding out and trying to drink for networking purposes.

Love the cause, hate the actual driving force behind it. Be a normal 19-year-old for me one time, Matt, and either order a fake from some shady company in China or get an of-age buddy to hook you up with an old license. It’s a rite of passage.

[via The Ithaca Voice]

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer, Podcast Host, and Video Guy for Grandex Media. He's Delco trash to the core and a UCF cinema studies graduate because he never got around to applying to an actual film school. Dan is a gambling man, crypto investor, and procrastinator. He enjoys long walks to the water fountain between bench press sets and is not a fan of the homeless, the elderly, or the Phoenix Airport. Email tips to

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