For many college students, waking up in the morning is a test of will power. For those, like myself, with a questionable will in this regard, there is a magical substance that will trick your body into wanting to get up. This is the power of Caffeine.
Caffeine comes in several drinkable forms: coffee, carbonated energy drinks or highly concentrated energy shots that taste like a combination of cough syrup and a heart attack. However, not all caffeinated beverages are created equal and some can actually have a negative impact on your health due to an overabundance of sugar. In light of this, I set out to discover how Stony Brook students power up in the morning, and to my surprise, I found that many were not only wary of energy drinks but consciously avoiding sugar.