Nicely packaged boxes in pink and green sit on the shelves behind store clerks. A teenager gives the money over to receive a nicotine high, removes the cigarette out of the cardboard box, and holds the flame to the tip of the roll, eager to feel the smoke inflate their lungs.
With the 2010-2011 school budget taking effect this year, many changes have been made to compensate some of the losses. The class sizes have increased and one teacher in every department has been lost. Most of the changes did not affect the students, however, teachers and the administration were deeply impacted.