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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 […]

Harris wins national award

April 3, 2007 Comments

Gregor Avey

Student Government Association member Ed Harris was announced the National Non-Traditional Student of the Year, SGA officials announced at the March 26 senate meeting. Harris, president of Western’s Non-Traditional Student Association received the award at a conference at Oklahoma State. Harris was one of four nominees for the award. “I was shocked by the award,” […]

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 […]