FDA to Crack Down on the Youth Vaping Crisis

Ms. Charlotte Willis 

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared the use of e-cigarettes among teens an “epidemic,” and is pressuring Juul and other vape companies to come up with a plan to keep their products out of the hands of adolescents.

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced, in an open letter, the actions that e-cigarette companies must take to make vaping a less desirable activity for teens. Gottlieb also threatened a potential ban on flavored e-cigarette products.





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So, what do the companies need to do to comply? Well, the FDA told the top five vape companies, (Juul, Blu, Logic, Vus, MarkTen XL) that they have 60 days to submit a strategy that proves they can keep their products out of the hands of minors. If they can’t, the FDA said, they may demand the companies to “remove some or all of their flavored products” from the market.

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CVU Art Department: NEW Art Gallery in December

Ms. Taylor Chatoff

Hinesburg, VT — Students from CVU present their art in the recently renovated art gallery outside of the learning center this December.

Courtesy: Taylor Chatoff

Courtesy: Taylor Chatoff

Abbie Bowker, a CVU art teacher, plans to open the gallery December 13th to kick off Celebrate the Arts Week.

The Arts Department originally applied for two grants, but received only one. The Val Gardner Trust Company gave a very generous amount of money to help pay for the expenses of the gallery.

The grant that was received for the gallery will pay for everything including the red paint, barnwood panels, special lighting, and other expenses throughout the process.

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A New Generation of the Apple Family: iPhone XS, XS MAX, and XR

Ms. Elena Crites

CUPERTINO, CA — On Tuesday, September 12, the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR were announced at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California.

The XS starts at $999.00, the XS Max at $1099, and the XR at $749, according to Apple.


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Each new phone boasts a new range of specs. According to the company, the XS carries a 5.8” display, the XS Max a 6.5” display (the largest on any iPhone yet), and the XR a 6.1” display. Every phone is water resistant, with the XS and XS Max resistant to a depth of 2m, and the XR resistant to a depth of 1m. Each phone also has wireless charging capabilities, Face ID, a 7MP TrueDepth selfie camera, and a Liquid Retina LCD screen. Apple says that the screen is “the most advanced LCD in the industry.” Like the iPhone X, none of these phones have home buttons.

Different memory capabilities are available as well with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB options for the XS and XS Max, and 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB options for the XR. A variety of colors and finishes are also available. The XS and the XS Max come in gold, space gray, and silver, while the XR comes in red, yellow, white, coral, black, and blue, as seen on the Apple website. The new phones will be available in stores starting Friday, September 21st.