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Opinion | Drugs and depression: a hip-hop epidemic

Opinion | Drugs and depression: a hip-hop epidemic

By Ethan Tessler, For The Pitt News

January 23, 2020

When listening to the lyrics of Lil Peep, Mac Miller and Juice WRLD, a common theme is that using drugs eases emotional pain. While that is definitely true in the short term, it is not a healthy or sustainable way to deal with emotional trauma over an extended period of time. 

Editorial: “Sesame Street”’s portrayal of addiction is commendable

“Sesame Street” introduced Karli, a muppet with a parent struggling with addiction, in May.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 13, 2019

“Sesame Street” should be commended for its efforts.

Opinion | Leave the vapes alone

Opinion | Leave the vapes alone

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist

September 10, 2019

Banning flavored e-cigarettes only punishes adults by eliminating a safer alternative to cigarettes while doing nothing to improve the health of America’s minors.

Xanax: an unforseen danger in college

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Tim Murdoch | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2017

Its thunderous footsteps can be heard the instant it decides to return from the kitchen. Approaching the worn leather couch, it loses its balance. Flailing for a moment, then collecting itself, it manages to plop down onto the cracked sofa cover, slowing sinking into the cushion with a mumbled chuckle ...

Music festivals need more focus on safety, less on security

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

By Julia Aldrich | Columnist

April 11, 2017

When I walked through the security gates at Electric Zoo — a dance music festival that takes place every Labor Day weekend in New York City — in 2015, there was a noticeable nervous vibe in the air. Police walked dogs up and down the aisles of festival-goers waiting to enter the grounds, as sec...

The War on Drugs gives Altar Bar some Rock ‘n’ Roll

The War on Drugs gives Altar Bar some Rock 'n' Roll

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

March 24, 2014

While waiting concert-goers stood in line outside the Altar Bar on Saturday, a man stopped his car in the middle of the road and asked the crowd who this band, The War on Drugs, was and if they were any good. “Really good,” someone answered. “It’s rock ‘n’ roll!” Rising Philadelphia band ...

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