Month: November 2020

Whippets, Whip-Its, or Laughing Gas: The Drug UT Students are Inhaling

By Sydney Rhodes David places a small, silver cartridge into a black, metal device which looks like a whipped cream dispenser, otherwise known as a “cracker.” He inserts the cartridge into the bottom of the cracker, picks up a green, latex balloon and begins to fill the balloon with the gas from the nozzle of […]

Opioid Epidemic Falls in the Hands of Purdue Pharma

By Mallory Culhane Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures pain medications such as OxyContin, has pleaded guilty to several federal criminal charges and faces $8 billion in penalties for their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic.  The settlement was announced by the Justice Department on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Purdue Pharma is pleading guilty to […]

A Day in the Life: The Illegal Hustle of Students

By Emma Friedman & Sydney Rhodes  “I’ve actually never been caught selling, but I have been caught with my own [marijuana] in possession,” said an anonymous sophomore at The University of Tampa who prefers to go by the name Jack.  Since beginning his drug dealing hustle during his sophomore year of high school, Jack has […]

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