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Smoke and Mirrors

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The incessant beeping of an alarm clock begins at 6 a.m. each day. Molly* fills her backpack and heads to the campus office where she works until 10 a.m. when she switches over to classes. Come 2 p.m. she is free of lecture halls but has to either return to work or go to the library to do her homework for the night. Molly grabs dinner on her way home, walks into the house and tosses her backpack aside as she settles into the couch, flips on Netflix and announces, “I’m gonna get high.”



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