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Issues Tank: As Popularity Steadily Grows, How Dangerous Are Energy Drinks?

by Connor Ryan
Energy drinks in vending machine.

Connor Ryan, WFUV

A visibly anxious 20-year-old man walked into a Washington, DC Area emergency room one day last week, complaining of severe chest pain. Upon further examination, his heart rate was confirmed to be abnormally high. He said prior to coming to the hospital, he had consumed “a series of energy drinks, and a cup of coffee,” Dr. Cathleen Clancy, associate medical director of the National Capital Poison Center, recalled.

It was three in the morning, and the symptoms were all-too-familiar.

Remembering the Triangle Fire

by George Bodarky
ribbon bands
LuLu LoLo, Remember the Triangle Fire

March 25th marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in downtown Manhattan.  The fire started in a scrap bin on the 8th floor of the factory building, claiming the lives of 146 garment workers.  The tragedy led to changes in labor and fire safety laws, and coincidentally, the centennial comes at a time of labor union struggles across the country.

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