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Vaping popularity among teenagers continues

Vaping popularity among teenagers continues

In an anti-smoking ad from the early 2000s, a teenage boy in an old gas station demands "a pack of cigarettes, please" as he puts about $5 on the counter. “That’s not enough,” the cashier responds. The teen proceeds to pull out his tooth, then grabs the cigarettes and...

Opinion: The sleep deprivation epidemic among teens

Opinion: The sleep deprivation epidemic among teens

Across the United States and the world, teens are not getting enough sleep on a daily basis. Doctors typically recommend that high schoolers should be getting at least nine hours of sleep every day to stay healthy. But this clearly isn't the case. I, along with a...

Opinion: Everyone needs a ‘happy place’ to destress

Opinion: Everyone needs a ‘happy place’ to destress

I choke on salt water, blinded by violent kicks to my face, already numb in the surprisingly chilly water. Surrounded by fierce competitors, I am in my happy place. It’s intense, exciting, and almost cutthroat. A stranger and I hug on the starting line; we are the...

The Emma Chamberlain Effect: an unprecedented phenomenon

The Emma Chamberlain Effect: an unprecedented phenomenon

“Sister WENT OFF!” a freshman girl with Doc Martens, mom jeans, two shirts, and a pink velvet scrunchie exclaims across my high school campus. I, along with many others, would agree that such an occurrence is anything but unusual. But this common style and sense of...

Preparing for Artificial Intelligence’s impact

Preparing for Artificial Intelligence’s impact

Artificial intelligence was a hot topic in 2018 and will likely continue to dominate the future of technology and change the world radically. According to Fortune, AI has already shown its power in many fields such as healthcare, in which some important breakthroughs...