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Starbucks fuels Staples students’ dependence on caffeine

Starbucks fuels Staples students’ dependence on caffeine

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer

October 5, 2014

“Hi, I’ll have a venti iced skinny hazelnut macchiato with sugar-free syrup, an extra shot, light ice and no whip.” I’m lost at this point. Is this even English? What does it all mean? This is a coffee order that is available at Starbucks. A coffee enthusiast may consider this order a walk in the park, but I cons...

Students steam over state java ban

Students steam over state java ban

Jennifer Lupoff, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Ah coffee, glorious coffee. For the past three years you’ve come to my rescue. You see, as a caffeine lover, I have grown to rely tremendously on you. You picked me up in the morning, right after downing cup number one, and at lunch, you gave me the strength I needed to survive the remainder of...

Hot drink ban debated and explained

Hot drink ban debated and explained

Zoe Brown and Cadence Neenan, Editor-In-Chief and Web Managing Editor

September 19, 2014

After selling caffeinated drinks to students against state regulations for years, Staples was forced to cease sales of all caffeinated drinks, including coffee, hot chocolate and tea, to students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. State regulations allow for three specific groupings of beverages...

Students use caffeine as daily pick-me-up

Students use caffeine as daily pick-me-up

December 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Everyday, students buy a drug that is provided by stores like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Many purchase it over the counter and ingest it throughout their first period classes. Caffeine is a licit psychoactive drug accessible to minors, but because it is available on the coffee shop...

Connecticut Bans Four Loko Beverage Sales

Connecticut Bans Four Loko Beverage Sales

December 3, 2010

      It has been affectionately dubbed as “blackout in a can.” Every 23.5 ounces can of Four Loko contains the equivalent of 4.7 beers’ worth of alcohol and an unspecified amount of stimulants, including caffeine, taurine, and guarana, according to information found on the manufacturer’s website, www.drinkfour.com. The beverage, which is marke...

Energy Drinks Grow in Popularity with Teenagers

February 5, 2010

Devin Skolnick '11 Web Features Editor They have taken over the nation’s beverage industry with no signs of slowing. While Monster claims to “Unleash the Beast,” Red Bull advertises that it “Gives You Wings,” An increasing number of students relies on them for that extra boost. Ener...

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