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Living on Vacation: Making the Most of Home During Summer Break

Year after year, us students find ourselves tasked with the ultimate challenge: cramming as much as possible into an ephemeral, three month break – whether it’s roadtripping, shopping, spending time with loved ones, or working your tusche off to keep you afloat next semester.

Naturally, this newfound, brief period of free time leaves everyone craving adventure – but alas, life happens. As tempting as it is to travel, that isn’t always practical.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t live like you’re on vacation without breaking the bank by staying abroad.

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How Smoking was Denormalized

Cigarettes? Yuck. Cigars? Even yuckier… As the kids these day would say. Teen tobacco use was at an all-time low with only 10.4 percent of youths smoking in 2017, Truth Initiative reports. This marked a 45 percent decline since 2011, when 18.6 percent of teenagers smoked cigarettes.

How did we get here? When did smoking stop being cool, despite it remaining an over romanticized aesthetic?

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What is the Soda Tax?

You’re carousing the aisles of your favorite convenience store in Philadelphia, parched, your mouth as dry as the Sahara desert. Craving a bubbly, sugary Coke, you quickly navigate to the beverage section only to find the price has jumped to $2.12 – and that’s not including the city’s 0.08 percent sales tax, either.

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