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State Pushes To Raise Smoking Age to 21

State Pushes To Raise Smoking Age to 21

Justin Schwebel, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

A recent bill, authored by Connecticut Senator Mae Flexer, and introduced into the Connecticut General Assembly under the recommendation of The Connecticut Department of Public Health, aims to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. S.B. No. 290, “An Act Concerning The Sale And Purchase Of Tobacco Product...

Open the discussion about opening the bottle

Open the discussion about opening the bottle

March 9, 2015

Just because we’re teenagers, it doesn’t mean we’re unintelligent. But still, we’re just teenagers. Many are smart enough to hand over their car keys before drinking but still irresponsible enough to drink excessively in the first place. Teenagers are clever, even in the ways they buy fake...

Grim Reaper Day stirs students’ emotions

Grim Reaper Day stirs students’ emotions

Caroline O'Kane, Staff Writer

May 15, 2014

Breathalyzers given to all at charity balls

Breathalyzers given to all at charity balls

Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

January 26, 2014

“Okay, pretend you’re blowing out candles,” says a guard by the front entrance as he holds a plastic device up to your face. As students scramble off their party buses and flock into the front entrance of Counties or Red & Whites, each and every one of them is stopped by a guard to take a b...

Please Stop, High School Drinkers

Please Stop, High School Drinkers

November 20, 2010

Lately, I haven’t liked what I’ve been seeing on Facebook. I inevitably find in my newsfeed pictures of drunken classmates holding a can of Keystone Light in one hand and a can of Four Loko in the other. Frankly, it’s horrifying. I’m not entirely sure why so many kids my age choose to drink excessively—or at all, for that matter. This isn’t to say that I think...

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