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June 2018 Archives

3 ways to fight against peer pressure in college

If you are a recent high-school graduate, you may be enjoying your last summer at home before you go off to college in Bloomington. In just a few months, you will be living in a dorm, making new friends and living a life out from under the watchful eyes of your parents. There will be clubs to join, new sports to try, lecture halls filled to bursting with other first-year students. In addition, there will probably be a party every weekend if not every night.

Driver fatalities stats reveal higher rate of drug use

The legalization or decriminalization of marijuana as well as the opioid epidemic are now starting to reflect in traffic safety data. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the number of drivers tested positive in traffic fatalities has increased to 44 percent in 2016 (the most recent year of data). This is up from 28 percent in 2006. This information on drugged driving is based on a recent report, “Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States.”

Older teens less likely to think sexting is bad

A new study on sexting published in the April issue of Computers and Human Behavior found that sharing sexually explicit messages, videos or images through electronic means is on the rise among teens. The three researchers at University of New Hampshire and Boston University estimate that 14.8 percent of teenagers age 10-17 engage in this behavior with the highest rate being among older teens.

Minnesota judge reprimanded for DUI

The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards officially reprimanded a Ramsey County District Court judge on May 30. The judge was arrested on drunken driving charges early on New Year’s Day. According to a news article, Judge G. Tony Atwal was also criticized for using his office to get special treatment.

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