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The Clarion \ September 25, 2019
Fuesler debuts senior project
By Carmen Boone
This is the 27th year of the Adventure
Education Conference, and Brevard College
senior Abi Fuesler is running it. “It is a place to
workshop and educate,” said Fuesler.
Planning this event is Fuesler’s senior project.
The event is one day and is for all WLEE
(Wilderness Leadership and Experiential
Education) style majors at all southeastern
schools to meet, network and learn. This year,
Brevard College is hosting it in the Porter Center
on November 1 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The conference will include a workshop by
Nacole Potts working on resumes, another
workshop with Robert Dye where he will talk
about Aldo Leopold, a famous conservationist
and John Burton will be the keynote speaker.
Fuesler says planning this event is a great
way to really use her Integrated Studies major
with WLEE and Business and Organizational
Leadership. She will be working on marketing.
hospitality, registration, workshops, technology,
food, setup and basically making sure everything
goes smoothly. “I want to make sure it’s really
done well since this is going to be the 27th year,”
Even though Fuesler is mainly running
the event, she has had some help from other
students. Grace Kelley, Emilie Abbott, Hannah
Weatherall, Ivy Blanton, Kete Chaump, KC
Collins, Lilie Jones, Lucas Gomez, Madison
Smith, Mariah Grande, Croft Hamilton, Molly
Brown, Shay Kerr and Sutton Burton all play a
role in helping to plan and run this event. Fuesler
and these students have been working on the
event all summer and will continue to right up
until it happens.
For any students who would like to attend,
early registration ends October 1 and tickets are
$20. After early registration is over the price will
be $30. For any nonstudents wanting to attend,
early registration tickets will cost $30 then will
go up to $40 after early registration.
Fuesler is very excited to host this event, and
says she will work hard to make it the best it
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Lung disease tied to vaping
By Mary Lewe
Editor in Chief
With seven confirmed deaths and over 530
total cases across 38 states and one US territory,
an outbreak of a strange lung disease currently
has medical professionals and researchers
At the center of the controversy surrounding
the disease is one thing; e-cigarettes.
The first e-cigarette was invented in 2003 by
a pharmacist in China after his own father died
of cancer following a life of heavy smoking.
Having only been around for 16 years, it is
unlikely that society has witnessed e-cigarettes’
full potential to cause harm.
The use of e-cigarettes, also called vaping,
has been on the rise, particularly among young
people. While vaping was originally thought to
be a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco
cigarettes, it seems that vaping nicotine may
come with its own set of potential health
According to the American Lung Association,
vape juices contain a variety of toxic chemicals
including various “aldehydes,” which are
formed when the liquids are vaped and have
been linked to both lung and cardiovascular
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have
collected demographic data for 373 of the 530
plus cases of the disease and, although causation
for the disease cannot be determined, there are
some interesting correlations. According to
the CDC’s initial data, most patients reported
using vape products which contain THC, many
reported using both vape products containing
THC and nicotine while only some of the
patients reported using vape products which
only contain nicotine.
Notably, marijuana products such as the THC
cartridges used in vape pens are not legal in all
the states where the lung disease has popped up,
but many suspect that black market cartridges
are the actual culprit. In addition, self-report
data from patients regarding their use of illegal
substances may not tell the whole story when
it comes to this new disease.
Regardless of the souree of the illness, the
CDC recommends that no children or young
adults use e-cigarette products of any kind, and
those who do use them should never purchase
products off the street, as they can be tampered
with. In addition, the CDC states that individual
users should not tamper with or add ingredients
to their manufactured vape products.