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My DNS dependency

(Tahlia Amanson)

By Natalia Whitaker

May 21, 2020

When I was 10 years old, I developed an addiction to over-the-counter nasal decongestant sprays (DNS). It wasn’t until two months ago, over eight years later, that I overcame my addiction. 

Under my roof

(Courtesy of July Palomares Guzman)

By Claire Finch

March 16, 2020

The experiences of Tam students whose parents struggle with substance abuse.

Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

By Griffin Chen

June 16, 2018

  "Chasing the dragon" (traditional Chinese: 追龍; simplified Chinese: 追龙) is a slang phrase of Cantonese origin from Hong Kong referring to inhaling the vapor from a heated solution of heroin. The "chasing" occurs as the user gingerly keeps the liquid moving in order to keep it from over...

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

The Modern Addiction to Cell Phones

By Ryan Leake and Ryan Leake

June 2, 2017

I wish I grew up 30 years ago. Not because I want 50-cent Coca-Colas, or because I want to watch Larry Bird go up against Magic Johnson (though that would be a plus), or even because I wouldn’t have to hear this annoying message before watching any movie in a movie theater: “Our world seems to be overru...