Introduction To February’s Issue on Addiction

Lelan O'Brien, Editor

February 24, 2019

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We’re all addicted to something. Each one of us has a physical or sometimes psychological need for a particular drug, food or technology. As the variety of addictions continues to expand as our society becomes more advanced, ...

Marijuana Pros and Cons

Walker LaVancha, Contributor

February 24, 2019

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One of the most hotly debated topics in today’s politics in the legalization of marijuana. While there are several states that have legalized medical marijuana and a handful that have legalized recreational marijuana, the nat...

Not Worse But Not Better

Isabelle Chambers, Contributor

February 24, 2019

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*Disclosure: Vaping, smoking cigarettes, and other forms of tobacco uses are unhealthy and should not be engaged in by anyone under the legal age limit if at all.*   Vaping has been an official epidemic for about 4 months as deter...

Is Your Morning Coffee Really Worth It?

Emma Covillon, Contributor

February 24, 2019

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Caffeine has become a staple in the American diet. Whether it comes from processed food, sugary drinks, or a cup of coffee, it is one of the most widely used substances with addictive properties. Since it is so widely consumed,...

From Poppy Seeds to ODs

Alyana Contant, Contributor

February 24, 2019

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Opioids are an extremely cheap, abundant and addictive drug. The different strains- heroin, prescription pain relievers, and fentanyl- are made from poppy seeds, originally grown on the Indian continent. During the time in which India ...

The Growing Popularity of Medicinal Mushrooms

Brecken Feldman, Contributor

February 24, 2019

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The city of Denver, Colorado is home to a campaign led by Kevin Matthews to legalize psilocybin mushrooms in the state. In order to make the May 2019 municipal ballot 4,729 signatures are required. According to Matthews, this is ...

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