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The popular e-cigarette company JUUL was founded by Adam Bowen and James Monsees, two former smokers hoping to create a better cigarette alternative for smokers, one that mimics the same high as cigarettes but without all the chemicals.

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Coconut husks for clean-cooking stoves in rural India; a portable stand-alone device that provides a safe 10-day supply of insulin for traveling patients; and an automatic emergency ventilator that can be used by people with no medical training to help those who have stopped breathing were j…

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In one scene in “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” a choose-your-own-adventure episode of the popular Netflix series, the protagonist has to choose between flushing his antidepressants (which are supposedly a form of mind control?) down the toilet and taking them as usual. This is a scene that I …

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The UW Women’s Center hosted its annual Women of Courage Gala to celebrate the 20th year of its program Making Connections on the evening of March 2 at the Sheraton Hotel downtown. The event honored three alumni who have exhibited commitment towards serving their community through their leadership.

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This is the first installment of The Daily’s forthcoming series, ‘From the rawest edges of human existence,’ on the rise of maternal death and injury across America. The title of this series refers to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that decriminalized first trimester abortion across all 50 st…

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Members of the Greek community filled the HUB Lyceum in a show of solidarity with Greek sexual assault survivors the evening of Feb. 28. On stage, 11 individuals sat in a semicircle around a microphone. One by one, they took turns sharing extremely powerful, personal stories of sexual assaul…

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I was taking a cold shower a few months ago, and looked down to see something really startling. The water wasn’t all that cold, but my palms were turning a horrifyingly blue and purple hue while my fingers and toes turned white as a sheet. I was really confused and decided to step out of the…

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Traces of racism go much deeper than enduring microaggressions in the form of subtle looks or rude remarks. And the constant threat of harassment, assault, and the build-up of stress from day-to-day racism goes deeper than skin. In fact, it can be found in our DNA.

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This is the first installment of The Daily’s forthcoming series, ‘From the rawest edges of human existence,’ on the rise of maternal death and injury across America. The title of this series refers to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that decriminalized first trimester abortion across all 50 st…

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The opioid epidemic is not a new topic for Seattle residents. As students living in the U-District, it is hard not to notice how present opioids are in our city and within our community. While Seattle has been working for years to try and find a solution to the problem, there still seems to …

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When Thomas Walker and his wife found out they were expecting, they were both attending graduate school at the UW.  Little did they realize what should have been such a joyous time in their lives would be so difficult to get time off for. The Walkers had difficulty understanding and exercisi…

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Mother Nature’s recent snowy surprise has left students at the UW with a wonky internal sense of season. With winter festivities like lighting the menorah and sharing a New Year’s kiss but a distant memory, the sudden snow shower seems a little late. It’s beginning to look like winter 2.0, b…

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As a campus community, we are grieving the loss of a student. I want to acknowledge that this is an enormously difficult time, especially if you knew the student personally. The ripple effects of this tragedy are impacting our entire community. Please take care of yourselves, reach out to on…

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There is a reason doctors ask about family history during a check-up: it matters. Health is a complicated, sometimes heavy subject for anyone. A family history that includes historical and intergenerational trauma caused by systems of oppression may affect a person’s health and wellness.

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In my junior year of high school, I stopped shaving my legs and armpits. I envisaged it as a feminist statement (being extremely low-maintenance had a lot to do with it too), but I ended up being too scared to ever flaunt it. I spent 90-degree days outside broiling in jeans and t-shirts beca…

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I went for a run this past weekend for what felt like the first time in months without my jacket throwing off buckets of rain. With a taffy-blue sky above my head and the sun on my face, I was reminded of how rare it can seem to have a sunny (or at least not rainy) day during Seattle’s winte…