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Vermont’s Middlebury College stops selling energy drinks

“It’s time for college students to find another way to gain energy — at least the students at Middlebury College.

The Vermont college has stopped selling energy drinks on campus after a student made the argument to the school’s community council. The community council is made up of students, faculty and staff who have the ability to recommend policies that affect the campus community.

“We’re not ‘banning’ or ‘forbidding’ anything. We’ve simply made a decision to stop selling these products in our own stores. Students — or faculty or staff for that matter — are still free to drink these beverages if they wish, and there are plenty of places in our town where they can be purchased. We just don’t want to encourage or contribute to their consumption,” said Stephen Diehl, Middlebury’s news director.”

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