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Research indicates possible benefits, harmful effects of marijuana

April 3, 2007 Comments

U-Wire

By Eric Mills NORMAL, Ill. – With certain research indicating possible benefits of marijuana, many believe Illinois should be one of the next states to legalize it for medicinal purposes. There are currently 11 states that allow doctors to prescribe the use of medical marijuana, however the protection for those patients isn’t necessarily guaranteed. According […]

Prescription drug abuse increases on college campuses

April 3, 2007 Comments

U-Wire

By Megan Menard TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – He gave in to peer pressure and illegally took a Lortab. He couldn’t  sleep well, so he bought Xanax from another student. He had to stay up to study for finals, so he got Adderall from a friend. During his college career, he has abused prescription drugs about 30 […]

U. of Kansas student arrested for peaceful protest

April 3, 2007 Comments

U-Wire

By Tyler Harbert LAWRENCE, Kan. – Jon Dennis didn’t get arrested during spring break for indecent exposure or public intoxication. The University of Kansas senior was taken to a Washington, D.C., police station for praying in front of the White House during the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq march on March 16 during the four-year […]

Binge drinking still problematic for students nationwide

April 3, 2007 Comments

U-Wire

By Amelia Eanes CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Beer pong, flip cup, bar crawls, Thirsty Thursdays, pre-gaming, postgaming… For some college students, drinking has become a way of life. But for many, it may be hard to distinguish between social and binge drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “binge” or “high-risk” drinking […]

Western donates to family

March 27, 2007 Comments

Lisa Crawford

While some students went home for the first time since Christmas this spring break and others went to the beach to soak up some sun, a handful of Missouri Western students and staff were enjoying an Extreme Spring Break in Kansas City. Missouri Western students, staff and alumni traveled to Kansas City March 12-19 to […]

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