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Energy boosters or killers?

Energy drinks could actually be slowly killing teenagers
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Jessica Yassa (‘25) Sips on a fruity and refreshing Mango mountain dew kickstart energy drink for today’s lunch at school.

   Energy drinks are one of the most consumed drinks by teenagers in the U.S by far. According to an article by the Mayo Clinic, “Two-thirds of energy drink consumers are teenagers.”  Walking the halls gives the opportunity to observe students and  adults alike chugging these in the early hours of the morning.

Isabella Navarro (‘26) has a strong opinion on these sudsy boosters.

 “I personally don’t like them because they always make me really awake at night and I need my sleep to survive my day,” Navarro said.

   Natalia Dominguez (’26) is a fan of energy drinks as they keep her awake for her nightly studies.

 “I drink an average of three energy drinks every week. They definitely keep me awake enough to get my schoolwork done and I feel no effect from them at night,” Dominguez said.

Tesa Nunn 26) is not a fan of these sleep-disturbing drinks.

“I definitely feel like they keep me awake which is what it is supposed to do but then I can never get to sleep at night after I drink them’’ Nunn said  

Anna Bryant (‘27) Is a big fan of these drinks and consumes a large amount each day.

“I drink one monster energy drink when I wake up and sip on it while getting ready for school, and then I come to school and drink a kickstart and then when I get home after school I drink a celsius. People call me crazy but it’s what works for me.”

According to Monster Energy source their ultra energy drinks have 150mg of caffeine, meanwhile teenagers are only supposed to have 100mg at max source.. They very well could be slowly killing us each day we consume these hefty amounts of caffeine. Based on the opinions of students, energy drinks are considered to be energy killers.

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Turner was born in Clearwater and has lived in Florida her whole life. She got her name from her mother who originally wanted to name her Isabella but her grandmother didn’t approve since it was the name of another family member her mother chose Ella instead as it sounded similar. In her free time, Turner likes to bake and draw. She also likes music by artists like Lana Del Ray, Mac Demarco, Taylor Swift, and beach house. She joined Newspaper because she thought it sounded fun and she looks forward to writing.
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