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Up in smoke: Marijuana laws and why they matter

Rate this article and enter to winWhat is marijuana legalization to you? Is it largely a health issue, a criminal matter, or a question of personal choice? Is medical marijuana a miracle or a...
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The student guide to going out

Rate this article and enter to winGoing to an event? Or throwing one? Throwers and goers each play a vital role in shaping the culture of your community. Hosts are the social engineers who...
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The academic hangover: How your brain is affected by drinking

Rate this article and enter to winAfter a long, hard day some of us look forward to unwinding with a drink or two. No big deal. We’re over the legal drinking age. We can...
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Drinking? The science of the buzz and how you can control it

 The science of drinking: How to make it work better for youIf you drink alcohol or have spent time around others who choose to drink, you’re likely familiar with the relaxed, chatty buzz that may...
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Personal mixology: Your body, your life, your limits

Rate this article and enter to winNot all of us can handle the same amount of alcohol. Different body types, genes, minds, and experiences affect our tolerance. Here, five students talk about their relationship...
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Vaping: What we know so far — & what we don’t

Rate this article and enter to winWhen e-cigarettes hit the market 10 years ago, they were advertised as a clean, safe alternative to traditional smoking. To some extent, that’s likely true; they do seem...
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“I only smoke when…”: How casual cigarettes catch up with you

Rate this article and enter to winMany people have a favorite activity to do with friends. But one particular social activity has caught the attention of researchers: social smoking.In a recent Student Health 101...
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Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winCalendars colliding? Deadline approaching for a project at work? Responsibilities increasing? Still have a way to go with your degree? You may be wondering how you’ll make it...
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The gritty truth behind cigars and chewing tobacco

Rate this article and enter to winMost people know about the addictive qualities and cancer risks of cigarettes, but what about cigars and chewing tobacco? While these tobacco products are often overshadowed by the...
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Sober support: What works for students in recovery?

Rate this article and enter to winWhat if students have gone through treatment for alcohol addiction or drug abuse, and now they’re back on track, focusing on their education and future? Their success in...