Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have been pulling plastic out of the ocean and converting trash into thread, literally.
About 8 million metric tons of plastics are dumped into the ocean in a single year, according to earthday.org. Every minute one garbage truck worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean. It is killing sea life and destroying ocean water. Continue reading Adidas turns threat into thread→
Former National Hockey League player and head coach Barry Melrose said the passion found in hockey fights is what makes the sport special, according to ESPN. However, that is not true.
The passion found in all professional sports is special. Fans of basketball and football could argue the coverage that surrounds those two sports creates a more universal passion that makes them different. Continue reading NHL fighting shows bias→
As states continue to legalize cannabis across the country, the fight against the non-believers of the substance is at an all-time high. With their backs against the wall, opponents of cannabis in non-legal states, including Texas, are making efforts to protect their ignorant laws by flooding communities with misinformation hoping to continue to persuade voters that cannabis is evil. Continue reading Research cannot prove weed causes psychosis→
Opiate abuse has ravaged the U.S. for decades. From 1999 to 2017, over 400,000 people died from an overdose involving an opiate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and on average, 130 people die from an opiate overdose each day. Opiates are addictive and users often find quitting difficult. Continue reading Kratom could help curb opiate abuse→
If a person holds a nug of their favorite marijuana strain in one hand and a nug of hemp flower in the other, they probably couldn’t tell the two apart. Marijuana buds and hemp flower come from the same type of plant – cannabis. But there are very distinct differences between the two. Continue reading Hemp, pot not same substance→
Tobacco consumption, regardless of means – smoking, vaping or chewing raw leaves – is addictive and dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking alone causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the U.S. – more deaths than by drug and alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries and firearm-related incidents combined.Continue reading Nicotine arouses brain activity→
By Brianne Sardoni Brookhaven College English Professor
The first step is to ensure you’re informed of school policies. Every school has a policy regarding students who need temporary accommodations due to injuries. A student should first check their school’s policy to see what can be done. If your injury is not severe enough to require extensive accommodations, you can always reach out to your instructors and ask them how to best complete their courses while you heal. Continue reading Ask a Professor: How do I coordinate a long leave of absence from my classes?→