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Soda causing controversy in New York, BYU classrooms

Published: Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 12:20 a.m. MDT

New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley speaks during a news conference as Mayor Michael Bloomberg listens, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. New York City cracked down on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what is celebrated as a groundbreaking attempt to curb obesity and condemned as a breathtaking intrusion into people's lives.  (Seth Wenig, Associated Press) New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley speaks during a news conference as Mayor Michael Bloomberg listens, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. New York City cracked down on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what is celebrated as a groundbreaking attempt to curb obesity and condemned as a breathtaking intrusion into people's lives. (Seth Wenig, Associated Press)

Our take: A soda trend has come about this week in the news, ironically dealing with both bans from the government and calls for access to certain sodas from college students.

While New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been busy passing new soda limitations with the city’s Board of Heath, BYU students have made several statements of their own regarding the desire for caffeinated soda on campus.

Read about New York's ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces on The Huffington Post, and find out more about a caffeinated soda petition backed by BYU students on KSL.com.

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