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Education, prioritization can reduce local heroin abuse

By Editorial Board

October 12, 2015

Chicago’s heroin epidemic received nationwide attention after 74 overdoses were reported Sept. 29–Oct. 2. Generally, heroin addiction is seen as a crime problem, but this incident highlights it as a public health problem as well that requires public health solutions.The overdoses, which were primarily reported on Chicago’s West Side, are being attributed to a batch of heroin cut with the painkiller fentanyl, making the...

US of CC members gathered outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 to pass out informational flyers and ask students to write about the impact the college’s staff has had on their education. 

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

May 11, 2015

Members of the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, assembled outside of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 and passed out pizza slices to passersby, sending the messag...

Drug intervention for brain injury, dementia link may be effective

Drug intervention for brain injury, dementia link may be effective

By Sports & Health Editor

May 4, 2015

Despite the jargon-packed mouthful it is, the term “chronic traumatic encephalopathy”—a progressive degenerative brain disease associated with concussions—has become a significant talking point in the...

Tactile fluidity: Human sense of wetness likely a collaboration of receptors

Tactile fluidity: Human perception of wetness likely a collaboration of receptors

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor & Copy Chief

October 13, 2014

A diver stands poised at the edge of a dock. With one smooth motion, he leaps outward and parts the surface of the water with his hands. Immediately, his skin prickles at the ocean’s coolness. The palm...

Is weed a gateway drug?

April 21, 2014

As more states legalize medical marijuana and debate recreational use, the scientific community is investigating the plant’s effects on the body and brain. One of the more contentious debates is whether weed is a gateway to hard drugs—a theory that could be negated by expanding marijuana legalization.While there is no conclusive proof that marijuana use predicts hard drug use, there is a correlation: 61.8 percent of hard dr...

High art: Artists explore link between drugs, creativity

By Emily Ornberg

November 5, 2012

The first drawing in Bryan Lewis Saunders’ sketchbook was a self-portrait created for a design course during his sophomore year at East Tennessee State University. When he was finished, he decided the remaining class assignments were pointless because he had discovered what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.Since March 30, 1995, Saunders, 43, has created more than 8,700 self-portraits using varied textures, tools ...

Protesters Restricted

By Kaley Fowler

January 17, 2012

To ensure that things run smoothly when Chicago hosts the G8 and NATO summits this May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council have spent much time planning for these sometimes controversial events. But it is Emanuel’s most recent initiative to corral protestors that has manyChicagoans outraged.At a Dec. 14 City Council meeting, Emanuel introduced his plan to amend several provisions of the Municipal Code in regard to pro...

Synthetic THC causes concerns

By J_Howard

November 15, 2010

Whether it’s called K2 incense, spice or “fake weed,” synthetic marijuana has been spotted in smoke shops across the country during the past year, and the drug’s popularity continues to grow.According to a September report by the U.S. Poison Control Centers, use of the drug resulted in 1,800 calls from emergency rooms nationwide in the past year looking for information on how to treat the effects from use. It is ma...

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