Vetoing Anti-Overdose Drugs Doesn’t Stop Addiction

A longer, opinionated version of the article I wrote for Outloud:

In April, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would allow pharmacists to give out an anti-overdose drug without a prescription.

According to LePage, the drug, naloxone, “does not truly save lives; it merely extends them until the next overdose.”

He went on to say that passing the bill will create “a situation where an addict has a heroin needle in one hand and a shot of naloxone in the other,” and stressed that it will “[produce] a sense of normalcy and security around heroin use that serves only to perpetuate the cycle of addiction.”

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New Bridge to Benefit Student Pedestrians (first article via FIUSM)

My first story via FIUSM was released almost a month ago.

Here’s a snippet and a link of the article published on FIUSM:

In attempt to make transportation not only easier to students, but to the community, a new pedestrian bridge, sidewalks and plazas will connect the City of Sweetwater with Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

Set to be built by 2018, the bridge was first proposed in 2011.

“We had submitted twice but were turned down, not because it was a bad project, but because there was limited funding,” said Kenneth Jessell, FIU senior vice president for Finance and Administration and chief financial officer.

A partnership between MMC, who completed to FIU Football Stadium Expansion, and FIGG Bridge Engineers will finalize the designs of the bridge. The bridge will link Sweetwater with the northern entrance of FIU over Southwest Eighth Street. Improvements will also be made to the entrances of MMC and to the 109 Avenue area in Sweetwater.

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Anonymous Guitars 3/1/15 — Tiny Moving Parts, Rozwell Kid, Shine, Superhaunted

You Blew It!’s winter tour stopped at Anonymous Guitar on March 1st. Local bands Superhaunted and Shine opened the show for the touring bands, Rozwell Kid, Tiny Moving Parts, and You Blew It!

For the past almost two years, I’ve co-managed an online magazine centered around South Florida called Twin Size Magazine. Through our social media accounts (we’re active on Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube), we post album reviews, photos we take at concerts, and interviews with both local and touring bands. More photos can be found on our blog, .

World Tour Stops For A Day At The Fillmore

After missing tour after tour, I was finally able to see Pierce The Veil perform.

I wrote about my experience for Teenlink:

After months of rehearsals, planning, and waiting, Pierce The Veil’s and Sleeping With Siren’s co-headlining tour, World Tour, finally made its stop in The Fillmore this past February 24th in Miami. Touring with Mallory Knox and PVRIS, the show was nothing short of spectacular.

Touring for the first time in America, Mallory Knox provided a passionate performance, playing mostly songs off their first album, Signals. The UK natives got the crowd bouncing along and clapping to songs such as ‘Lighthouse,’ ‘Beggars,’ and ‘Shout at the Moon,’ as well as ‘Ghost in the Mirror’ off their sophomore album, Asymmetry. They briefly interrupted their set to address issues the crowd was faced with security.

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MLEC Pep-Rally: Mr. Parker shaves his Head for the Seventh Time, Celebrating Seven Years of A’s

Originally posted on The Harbinger:
MLEC’s Mr. Parker shaves his head for the seventh time to celebrate seven consecutive years of being an A school. The local news channels came to cover the event, as well as the Pep-Rally that took place for the A’s celebration. Channel 7 Coverage: Channel 4 Coverage: