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Posted on: May 12, 2022 Posted by: Kirsten Duffy Comments: 0

Unseen dangers of Fentanyl crisis reach Chicago suburbs

Graphic by Sarah Schudt Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is suffering from drug addiction, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-4357.  By Kirsten Duffy, JRN 111 Student Mac Miller was a rising star as a rapper when his life was cut short in 2018 by a fentanyl overdose, leaving behind millions of fans as well as family and friends. Last month, one…

Posted on: May 5, 2022 Posted by: Omar Shalabi Comments: 0

Post-pandemic learning leaves students checked out, disconnected

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Omar Shalabi, JRN 111 Student Second-year radiology major Aya Shehayber has seen it: Moraine Valley students checked out–physically present in class, but not fully there mentally or emotionally.  “I’ve seen people lack enthusiasm in coming to school, especially post-pandemic,” she said. She noticed classes that started with lower enrollment at the beginning of the semester dwindled further as “people still stopped showing up to class.…