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Stars & Stripes

May 3, 2011

Our obsessive, compulsive, addicted generation

MIKE VESEL

April 19, 2011

The 60's were known as a time of sexual freedom. It was a time when a wildly unpopular war raged on, uniting the voices of a younger generation to rise up and protest. It was a time of experimentation. The voice of a generation,...

Prescription pills

ALEJANDRA LEWANDOSKI

April 19, 2011

This wasn't supposed to happen. Justin (not his real name) needed open-heart surgery in early 2009, and was prescribed narcotics to relieve the pain. After the pain had passed, however, he kept taking them, and soon, he was hooked. According...

Is pot really addictive?

MICHAEL T. BERCHEM

April 19, 2011

It's Friday night, you're off from work and hanging out with your buddies. One of them brings out a joint and wants to know if you want to smoke it. Now is the time to decide what to do. Do you give in and smoke the weed, or not? Chances...

The addiction to texting

ROSALIE NAPOLI

April 19, 2011

From morning to night, throughout all of her activities during the day, Natalie Gomez is one of many who cannot resist a text. "I text pretty much from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed. I'm constantly holding my phone...

Tattoo passion

BLAKE HALBHERR

April 19, 2011

Tattoo artist Dave, a tall Italian from New York with dark black hair, is covered from head to toe in ink, and still doesn't think he has enough. It's safe to say that Dave is addicted to tattoos and is proud of it. It all started...

Workaholics

DAN NUSKEY

April 19, 2011

Kevin Jones, 20, a student at Bucks, goes through many ups and downs throughout the week as he juggles working two jobs and going to school fulltime. Jones, who is a secondary education major, studies and attends classes four days...

Binge drinking

JIM O'NEILL

April 19, 2011

On paper, Cory, 19, a business student from Levittown, appeared to be a model student and citizen. He graduated in the top 15 percent of his large high school, where he played rugby and football in addition to participating in...

Nonstop Facebook

CHRISTOPHER WIRTH

April 19, 2011

Hammering wildly at the buttons of her BlackBerry Curve Smartphone, Allegra Chirino checks her Facebook account and comments on a friend's status update. Chirino, 21, is a mathematics education major from Southampton. Like most...

Gambling it all

MIKE VESEL

April 19, 2011

Jen has a favorite seat at the casino. She knows which slot machine is going to "hit it big" and will proceed to play it for hours on end until it pays off. Sometimes, she says, it does - most of the times it doesn't. Jen is a...

Sex and porn connection

OLIVIA KATULKA & ELIZABETH HECKENBERGER

April 19, 2011

He's a 73-year-old retired Air Force veteran with a girlfriend. But many days he sits at the computer for hours at a time, looking at Internet pornography. "A lot of times 12 hours will go by and I don't even realize I've been...

Sports addiction

ALEX BLAISE

April 19, 2011

Cameron Hayward, 22, has no qualms letting his feelings about his favorite team, the Philadelphia Flyers, be known. On any given day, one can find him sporting a jersey from his collection and talking about the latest news involving his...

‘Reading and Writing Women’ draws poets and students alike

NICOLETTE KAMPF

April 12, 2011

"Two sets of hands, ours wrapped in his." A young girl and her brother hold on to their father's hands as they wade into a cold ocean, chronicled in a poem presented at the 10th Annual "Reading and Writing Women" event, held in...

Is journalism dead?

OLIVIA KATULKA

April 12, 2011

Many say the Internet is killing newspapers. Not too many people walk out to their driveways in their robes anymore to pick up the crisp morning paper. Kids are not eating their Froot Loops while enjoying the comics. Dads are...

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