The Observer

Jake’s Law blames texting drivers for wrong reasons

By Greer Smith, Senior Writer

June 5, 2014

Imagine someone going out, knowing very well he will be drinking. He gets drunk, drives home, and hits another car, killing someone. Now imagine a teenager driving who hears his phone buzz and sees “Mom” flash on the screen. The teen glances at the phone and hits another car, killing someone. Though...

Texts From Last Night

By By Nicole Weltmann, Staff Writer

December 22, 2011

It is 3 a.m., and you just sent your friend a text message without knowing it. According to the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute, sleep texting is when someone texts while sleeping, most likely during the non-rapid eye movement cycle. Sleep texting could be considered a parasomnia, an abnormal or unwanted...

Texting causes carpal tunnel

By Meghna Balakumar Staff Writer

May 6, 2010

Annie Levitz, a 16-yearold teen from Adlai Stevenson High School, was recently diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to her avid text-messaging. Most teens today do not stop to think between one word texts, to ponder the fatal consequences of such a seemingly innocent addiction. What is CTS? The...

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