The Pill Wave

When marijuana and alcohol grew boring for teens, they began to turn to a new set of drugs, which then swept the nation: prescription drugs like Xanax, Percocet, hydrocodone, and on and on. Oakland’s Sean Shavers, who’s had his own experiences with prescription drugs, shares his opinions on the new wave of drug addiction. “My […]

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Obama’s commutation of drug offenders: youth journalists weigh in

President Obama recently commuted prison sentences for 46 more nonviolent drug offenders, and became the first sitting president ever to visit a federal penitentiary, El Reno prison in Oklahoma. In his statements, he pointed out that many of the bad decisions made by offenders were made in the throes of drug addiction. Days later, young people who’ve experienced the fallout of drug abuse […]

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