Bad trip: The drug 25I — or ‘smiles’ — is becoming increasingly popular among teens

25I, which is in a family of drugs also known as “n-bomb” and “smiles,” is part of a new wave of synthetic street psychedelics that have been gaining in popularity among young, white Madisonians. Lt. Jason Freedman, a Madison police officer who is part of the Dane County Narcotics Task Force, says that in coming years these drugs may overshadow heroin as the focus of his unit.

2,600 words for Isthmus. April 2015.

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UW to Reprise Controversial Monkey Studies

In his 21 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's veterinary school, Eric Sandgren has seen a lot of controversies. But the UW's most prominent defender of animal research has never seen anything like this.

2,700 words for Isthmus and The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, July 2014.

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