Category Archives: Special Series

Viable Earth: Upcycling for environment and society

By: Stefany Olivas, Guest Writer The effects of sustainability can be difficult to grasp. Health, energy, economics and inevitably, the environment have a single concept that links them — sustainability. Over the course of this term, guest writer Stefany Olivas, a biology major with a concentration in sustainability, will explore the issues and concepts involved in “going green.” Upcycling, the

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Special Series: The deal with drugs: Pills

By: Daniel Johnson, Staff Reporter | Photo By: Stefany Olivas, Managing Editor “The Deal with Drugs” is a special series that looks at aspects of drug use and addiction. Prescription medica­tions, like Percocet; Vicodin; morphine and Fentanyl, are opiates that can induce sleep and alleviate moderate to severe pain. They can assist in the treatment of opium addiction. These drugs

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Special Series: The Deal With Drugs

By: Stefany Olivas, Managing Editor | Photos By: Stefany Olivas, Managing Editor “The Deal with Drugs” is a special series that looks at various aspects and issues of drugs and drug addiction. Psychedelics are a clas­sification of drugs that have mind-altering effects because they affect the brain chemistry easily, said Director of Nursing Programs Diane Evans-Prior. Psychedelics can alter neural

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The Deal With Drugs: Marijuana

By: Christopher Pope, Staff Reporter Marijuana can have potentially harmful psycho­logical side effects, but it can also yield short-term benefits, said part-time CHSS instruc­tor Karren Johnson. Marijuana also contains THC which turns into tar when smoked and impairs lung func­tion. Cannabis can have many positive psychological effects, such as calming people with anxiety disorders and PTSD, she said. “It’s highly

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