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Journal writing project: Molly or Death?

By Kaysie Kerns

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Recently a new drug named Molly, formerly known as Ecstasy, has been re- introduced to our culture. Molly is a drug that causes euphoria in a person’s brain that makes hormones amplify, leaving the person feeling happy and full of energy.

If someone told you that taking a simple pill would help relieve stress and make you forget your worries, would you take it? Think again and think about the many negative side effects. Molly can make your body crash after the effects wear off, leaving you with anxiety, tremors, depression, seizures, and high blood pressure. Molly can cause these side effects and many more, including death. Many deaths have been linked to Molly. The negative effects easily outweigh the positive.

Not only is Molly harmful to your body, but it is very addictive. Once your body has lost its high, it begins to crave more. It is said that after you have stopped taking Molly and its effects have worn off, your body will feel itchy, you can’t concentrate, and you become very paranoid. The only way to relieve these feelings is to take more, and more, until your body begins to slowly shut down, and you go into a coma. Since Molly is illegal, it is not known what a dosage would lead to, although many overdoses cause death.

Even our pop culture has helped the reputation of Molly. Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Madonna are just a few of the celebrities who have promoted Molly in their songs. Molly is glamorized in music calling it a “pure” and “safe” drug when it is easily manipulated and is rarely ever pure.

The usage of Molly in the last two years has doubled, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Molly has become much more popular with high school and college students and has become much easier to get than ever before. Molly is also a relatively cheap drug. It only costs around $15 to $50, making it all the more popular among penny pinching high school and college students.

Saying Molly is also Death may be a bit extreme, but if you take into consideration the negative over the positive, it’s not too farfetched. If you are ever faced with the option of taking Molly, would you? For me the decision is easy. Just remember Molly isn’t exactly what it is cracked up to be. Would you rather have a temporary high, with a lifetime of possible health issues or even worse death? The choice is yours.

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The scariest time of the year

By Emily Brumm

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

For almost everyone, this is one of the scariest times of the year. With the cold nights, creepy stories, haunted houses and scary movies, there is no question why. For many high school seniors, however, this time can be a frightening time for a who ..... 
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Journal writing project: In this day-and-age

By Anna Christoph

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

In this day-and-age, people are so busy moving, just going and going until they make themselves sick. This isn’t much of a surprise, considering technology is basically forcing people to keep looking forward with a new iPhone or tablet every other ..... 
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Journal writing project: My unique community

By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

Small towns may seem like a dime a dozen in Southeastern Minnesota. However that is simply not the case in Lanesboro. People come from all around the country to bike on the famous Root River bike trail that runs through the heart of the community. ..... 
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Journal writing project: Fall food memories

By Abigail Hanson

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

What images and memories do you recall when you think of fall? Many might say the fall colors on the trees, while others think of the cool weather, hot cocoa and soup. Maybe you think of the apples and pumpkins ripening in the trees and fields, or t ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Spring Means Green, Usually

By Ashley Bue

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Ashley Bue With spring comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and green grass, usually. It is already April and snow still covers the ground but do not despair, spring can still come in a different form. Spring can be anything you make it. Th ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - April Fish Day

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
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By Megan Kiehne Hold still, there’s something crawling up your back! Gotcha, April Fools! Happy April Fools’ Day everyone. I hope you have been on your toes for those tricksters you know. Every year on April first we celebrate April Fools ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Failure, Yet Again?

By Cody Hendrickson

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Cody Hendrickson I know it is March Madness and all, but March gets me in the mood for one thing; baseball. Our Minnesota Twins began Spring Training at the beginning of this month and let’s just say that they aren’t the team they were last ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Taking time for ourselves

By Kristina Mengis

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
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By Kristina Mengis As our senior trip to Washington D.C. and graduation quickly approaches, it seems like there are so many things that need to be accomplished in a little amount of time. Every day it seems like I have a million more things to do, ..... 
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