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Ambar Alfaro

“Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis”: Author Tarris Batiste reviews his “why’s”

Tarris Batiste does a good job of making his book, “Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis,” a breeze to read.

At the beginning, the author sets us up with a couple of descriptive life scenarios he had to overcome during 7th grade. That helps us visually see him as a person and all that he will start to encounter throughout the book. 

He divulges his desires to fit in and his insecurities about joining a certain, older friend group he wanted to be a part of. 

This was how he was first introduced to cannabis. 

Tierra Ola

Doses of Hope: My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience, as a Black journalist

Doses of Hope: My COVID-19 vaccine experience, as a Black journalist Image from Avant-Youth With the increase of COVID-19 cases and deaths daily, last year was a standstill for everyone. The constant enforcement of social distancing, masks and demand for disinfectant products would become our new reality. Fast forward to

Cierra Ward

Is the Peloton app worth it?

The Queen Bee, R&B singer and songwriter Beyoncé Knowles, has partnered with Peloton to provide a two year subscription for its app to students from 10 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) across the United States, including some from Atlanta (Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine).

Taylor Shaw

Self-reflect before you nip and tuck

Celebrities have spoken about their body image after undergoing invasive, or minimally invasive, procedures. Society and one’s perception of his or herself can influence an individual’s body image. It is important to ask oneself what is the motivation of having a different appearance, because it forces self-reflection.