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Energy drinks have harmful effect on body

Dr. Pete Freis, pediatrician and adolescent doctor, warns his patients of the negative effects of energy drinks on the body. Photo courtesy of Pete Freis.

Sarah Strausser

September 4, 2015

<iframe width="800" height="1353" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="overflow-y:hidden;" src=""></iframe>Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar. In the United States, 80 percent of Americans consume an average of 200 mg of caffeine daily in the form of energy drinks. While the original 32-ounce Monster drink has just 100 calories, ...

A señor’s fresh perspective on love

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

May 11, 2015

In all of its facets, age is a puzzling concept. As I mature, the idea confounds me more. Still, I have my moments when I stop thinking so damn hard and everything makes sense: Age is experience. This is my sole reason to believe it is appropriate for a senior in college to date a freshman in college, bu...

Living with a heart condition

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Megan Mann

February 17, 2015

When I was four, my life changed dramatically. I had just had pneumonia and was at my doctor's office for a checkup. Everything was going fine until he began listening to my heart and lungs through a stethoscope. Something didn't sound right, so they did an ultrasound on my heart. The weird murmur-like so...

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