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(Smarticle) The Tragedy of the Anti-Vaping Ad: Juuls, Teens, and Screaming Muppets

(COVINGTON, La.) — The United States is faced with an epidemic: teenage nicotine consumption. While cigarette use among teens is at an all-time low, vaping has skyrocketed and has become the prevalent form of nicotine consumption among teenagers. In fact, research from the CDC shows that now nearly one in four teens are vaping, indicating […]

Seniors: Odds Are, You’ll End Up Back in Louisiana. So, Consider Going to College in Another State

Louisiana possesses the greatest percentage of locally-born residents throughout the United States, revealing that Louisiana is the least regionally-diverse state in the nation. According to a 2012 statistical study performed by The New York Times, 79% of Louisiana residents were born locally in Louisiana, where they have maintained residency all their lives. If possible, students […]

Wolf’s Eye View: My Recent Experience in Rapidly Recovering Charlottesville

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.)  Charlottesville, Virginia, recently saw a jaw-dropping display of a culture many thought had disappeared. On Aug. 11,  the campus of the University of Virginia and the surrounding town of Charlottesville were scattered with protesters, counter-protesters, and tens of thousands of petrified citizens caught in the middle of a historically terrifying riot. I was […]