Russia Has Been Rightfully Removed from World Sporting Events

The Russian Athletic Federation was caught doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the repercussions of it will prove to be drastic in the near future.

Japheth Oyedepo, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recently banned the Russian Athletic Federation from competing in international sporting events for the next four years. The ban includes exclusion from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and it has been...

Issue 2: The Deal With Drugs

Issue 2: The Deal With Drugs

Savannah Payne, highlights contributor

February 12, 2018

Drug culture among high school students has been changing over the last few years. highlights investigates how the drugs affect students' social and school lives.

Preventing Substance Usage: Where Do Schools Stand?

As the number of students using illicit substances rises, schools are trying to find solutions to keep their students drug-free.

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

Adolescence is a time in an individual’s life where the boundaries of what is acceptable are pushed to the limit, especially concerning drugs and alcohol. In fact, statistics indicate that 35.1% of 12th graders have smoked marijuana in the past year and 68% of 12th graders have tried alcohol. With t...

Maria Sharapova Fails Drug Test

Maria Sharapova has picked up a suspension due to drug usage, but is it warranted?

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016

In the 2016 Australian Open, Maria Sharapova was deemed ineligible to compete due to the fact that she failed a drug test by testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug known as Meldonium, which increases endurance. This drug, as of Jan. 1, was the newest addition to the banned list, and Sharapova...

El Chapo: Can He Make Another Escape?

Nicolas Schmidt, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

On Jan. 8th, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto released a statement saying that they had recaptured the elusive Mexican drug-lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after nearly a six month man hunt. Mexico is thrilled to have finally recaptured Guzman since they were embarrassed that he managed to escape, even...

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