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Opinion | The United States should decriminalize all drugs

Opinion | The United States should decriminalize all drugs

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist March 14, 2021
America should decriminalize the possession and consumption of all illicit drugs.
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. 
“Sesame Street” introduced Karli, a muppet with a parent struggling with addiction, in May.

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

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.
(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Xanax: an unforseen danger in college

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...

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

Music festivals need more focus on safety, less on security

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....

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...

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