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Why today’s teens aren’t getting enough sleep: Technology

Why today’s teens aren’t getting enough sleep: Technology

Alexis Colucci

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Phones plugged into bedside outlets, televisions blaring at nighttime and laptops dinging with notifications come as nothing new to teens. Neither is the lack of sleep that tech can cause. Technology impacts the vast majority of teens, with more than three quarters of teens having access to cellpho...

Binge Drinking causes health problems for teens who don’t know better

Binge Drinking causes health problems for teens who don’t know better

Courtney Kushnir

November 9, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth

The website kidshealth.org defines binge drinking as “the heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time.” Even though they are not legally allowed to consume alcohol, teens are the most likely age group to binge drink, according to Pediatrics, a journal for pediatric studies. For girl...

Adults, ads and availability affect teen eating

Adults, ads and availability affect teen eating

Lara Graney

September 17, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Teens eating habits are not solely built on the basis of health; trends, marketing, convenience and mood are just a few of the factors that affect what young people put in their bodies. On television alone, young people view more than 40,000 advertisements a year, according to American Academy of...

A meat-lover goes vegan

A meat-lover goes vegan

Maura DeRose

September 17, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth

As a baby, my mother called me her little carnivore. At Sonic, I order a pretzel dog in addition to my cheeseburger. One year for Christmas, I wrote Santa Claus a letter asking for parmesan cheese. My profile picture on Instagram is a photo of me holding a hot dog. But after a month long road trip...

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