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It’s a Baby Yoda takeover

It's a Baby Yoda takeover

Will Engstrom, Digital Media Manager

December 25, 2019

Who would’ve thought a 50-year-old toddler could take over social media? Certainly not me. The diminutive, doe-eyed, big-eared creature with an uncanny resemblance to the Jedi Master has taken the internet by storm since being introduced Nov. 12 in the Star Wars spin-off series on Disney+. Afte...

Black Friday trends

Black Friday trends

Will Engstrom, Contributor

November 21, 2019

As time ticks down to the busiest shopping day of the year, it’s always important to take a step back and realize the true magnitude of all that Black Friday brings upon us. With 86 percent of the U.S. population spending hard-earned cash on deals, Black Friday is a day that reveals millions of ...

Venmo, the virtual wallet

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

November 21, 2019

Over the last four years, the college generation has been able to watch a revolutionary new idea boom with success. Never again do we need to carry cash around or worry about missing that $10 our friend owes us. We’ve all known that our phones will continue to improve and become more and more of a part of ...

The stock market: A look at Q3

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 30, 2019

Let’s take a look into what’s moving the stock market this fall. As we all know, the economy is hitting a fragile point in which companies are changing, foreign relations are changing, and stocks are changing. Just a few months ago, many economists were expecting our doom. After the shift in the yield cu...

Our entrepreneurial downfall

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 24, 2019

What is wrong with us? There must be something we aren’t getting. Generation Z is continually scrutinized by society. Known for being impatient, unfocused, and heavily reliant on cellphones, this generation scares many adults. Many influential leaders have commented on the future of our world. Even Mark Cu...

UPS cleared for drone use

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 10, 2019

There’s no doubt that the world is getting smarter every day. Continually pushing the boundaries of technological advancements, our once-called dreams are now becoming realities. The United Parcel Service (UPS) has recently hit a huge milestone in shipping advancements. Remember when drones were a huge deal? V...

E-cigs attempt to decline

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Seen as the largest epidemic of generation Z, vaping has taken every teenager's world by storm and has caused parents throughout the nation to be extremely concerned. Electronic cigarettes have reached a popularity so high, that the Center for Disease Control recently made a statement stating the eminent hea...

The rise of the intern

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Everyone wants the upper hand. The pressure to find a job after college is easily one of the most worrisome topics among undergraduate college students. With national college debt rising, every student wants to strike it big on a large salary after they graduate. Early on, movies and television shows...

Crypto currency, volatile, catastrophic

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William Engstrom, Writer

September 16, 2019

On December 17th, 2017 Bitcoin topped off at being worth $19,723.21. At Bitcoin's inception, just a few years ago, Bitcoin sold for less than a cent. It’s no wonder how popular and important an understanding cryptocurrency is in todays world. At first glance, most people, whether investors or not, si...

The sub is sinking

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William Engstrom, Contributor

September 12, 2019

After years of being the front runner of the healthy fast food movement, Subway and its ‘Eat Fresh’ motto aren’t so fresh anymore. As hundreds of stores close each month, it’s crazy to think that there may not be a Subway restaurant every five miles anymore. With over 42,000 locations in some 100 d...

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