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    Are CUNY Students Going to See the Effects of the Health and Wellness Fee?

    The CUNY Board of Trustees has voted to increase the tuition once again, this time by $120, putting the extra money towards health and wellness resources. The resources will be put towards facilities such as mental health counseling, women’s healthcare products, and more. Having more resources on campus, a place that’s supposed to be a “home away from home” is going to be a big improvement, but students are demanding to see the changes.  “Right now we have STD testing, flu shots, and other routine vaccinations, pain relievers. We’re able to check blood pressure, temperature, and do pregnancy tests,” said Kalua, the Queens College mental health center’s office assistant. “We’re…

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    Coronavirus: the disease affecting the economy and the world

    Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in animals. The new disease called Covid-19 has appeared in humans, causing flu-symptoms. According to the Telegraph UK, 83,000 people are known to be infected and more than 2,800 deaths have been recorded. In New York, at the time this issue is published there are two confirmed cases of the virus, raising the possibility that the virus is spreading locally. The MTA will disinfect subways every 72 hours according to officials. According to CNN reporter Christina Maxouris, the US death toll stands at nine victims, all from Washington State. There are also 130 known cases across 13 states.           Economists are fearing…

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    Vaping-Related Illnesses Reach All-Time High

    As of early September this year, 530 Americans have been diagnosed with lung illnesses and eight have lost their lives to a vaping-related health outbreak. Doctors and researchers believe the rise in popularity of vaping is the cause of this growing problem, which might only continue to worsen.  Before vaping became a known issue, smoking was a major epidemic amongst teenagers. However, according to the National Health Interview Survey, the percentage of teens who smoke cigarettes decreased by 8.5% from 2011 to 2017. Only 10.4% of teens reported to smoking in 2017. For a period of time, this gave hope to society that the days of widespread nicotine addiction were…

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    Juul’s Social Media Marketing Coming to a Halt

    It seems as though every teen’s nightmare is starting to become a reality. In Nov. 2018, the e-cigarette company Juul Labs, more commonly referred to as Juul, announced they would be cutting back on promoting the unhealthy addiction of vaping. According to The New York Times, about three million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2017. A huge deciding factor for users were the flavored-pods that Juul sells, which makes the product all the more appealing in comparison to regular cigarettes. Juuls, known as “the iPhones of e-cigarettes,” are slender rectangular objects with a built-in compartment for pods, which are sold separately. Originally, the purpose of e-cigarettes…

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    Learning to cope with midterm stress

    Midterms week is a time no college student particularly likes experiencing. Students may study for five, six or even seven exams over one to two weeks, viewed as impossible. Students do the best they can on the tests, while reducing the stress from midterms. reduce the stress  their mind off exams and doing the best they can to prove how hard they have worked. Deborah McCoy, a senior, said midterms are a reflection of what students were taught in their classes, which may result in anxiety if they cannot recall. “Midterms are stressful because they are a reflection of a student’s knowledge,” McCoy said. “Students are faced with showing all…