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Health hazards more pressing than ever

A small sample of the more than 100 devices confiscated by assistant principal Kevin Ames last year.

Tyler McCracken, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018

Vaping has reached an all-time high at schools across the nation. “E-cigarette use skyrocketed between 2011 to 2017, going from 1.5 percent to 11.7 percent among high school students and from 0.6 percent to 3.3 percent among middle school students,” according to the Food and Drug Administration. S...

Juul’s new restrictions more of a PR stunt than anything

Isabel Behrendt, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

According to administration, approximately six students are caught vaping on campus each week. Underage usage is not a Perry problem, but rather a national epidemic. Recently the Federal Drug Administration has stepped in to combat underage vaping. With 3.6 million high school and junior high school...

“Society’s new cigarette” has skyrocketed in popularity on campuses across America

One pod of e-liquid has the same amount of addictive chemicals as 20 cigarettes.

Anna Myers, Staff reporter

November 15, 2018

“It’s society’s new cigarette”- Principal Dan Serrano The stereotype of your average high school stoner has disappeared with the introduction of vapes on campus. For decades the renegade student who wore a Nirvana t-shirt and talked back to the teachers was stereotyped as the “burnout” ...

Vape: a cultural phenomenon

McKell Park and Kade Whatcott

May 23, 2017

Yet another trend has propelled its way into the lives of teenagers; vape. The trend that has clouded the minds of high schoolers all over. But why is it so trendy? Or a better question, how did vaping come to be? Where did it all start? Vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes (e-cigs), was and has been a s...

The dangers of vape

Tucker Marmie, Kade Whatcott, and McKell Park

May 23, 2017

It is not uncommon to see a group of teenagers in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, in the bed of one’s truck, vaping. These teengers see this action as completely harmless due to the public perception of vaping. They don’t realize that it can cause damage because of all the chemicals i...

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