By Prema Puganenthran, Intern | Prom and graduation are peak seasons for high school students to drink alcohol to excess. Teenagers at this stage in life will often use it to celebrate events or to prove their maturity. Encounters with alcohol will be a c...

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We’re moving in the right direction, but we’re not there yet. Since 1993, the number of sexual assaults have declined by more than 60% (RAINN.org). Underage drinking rates have declined since 2000 by about 11% (Cesar.umd.edu). But as daily local, nati...

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By Jenny Stolka “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful dedicated citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead A community’s ideas, tasks and involvement can either make or break the su...

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By Belle Hemesath, SODA Vice President 2 and 40. Remember those numbers. They are important. They tell a compelling story.  2 and 40. A few weeks ago, my little brother and I went for a bike ride on our local bike trail. We were looking forward to the fr...

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 Being on the water is awesome enough. Who needs alcohol? Picture this: it is a hot, sunny day in northeast Iowa. You and a couple of friends decide it would be a great day to kick up your heels and go tubing down the local river. You pack up your things...

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