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Coronavirus ends study abroad experience, could make its way to the U

Coronavirus ends study abroad experience, could make its way to the U

Adam Erickson, Contributor

March 5, 2020

There is no telling what the virus will be like tomorrow, let alone in a few weeks when many students will be returning from various places around the world.

Barstool Sports acquisition – slap in the face to the mainstream media

Barstool Sports acquisition – slap in the face to the mainstream media

Adam Erickson, Contributor

February 6, 2020

Barstool Sports, the controversial yet highly popular sports media company that arose from humble beginnings, sold 36% of the company to Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN) late in January for $163 million, valuing the company at $450 million. Founded by David Portnoy, Barstool Sports started as a Boston area print publication that gave sports gambling advice. It later developed into a full...

College Game Day Bar scene and New app LineLeap

College Game Day Bar scene and New app LineLeap

Adam Erickson, Contributor

January 6, 2020

If you have ever been to Disney World, Six Flags, Valleyfair, or basically any amusement park in the United States, you may have purchased or at least have seen people use “fast passes” to skip the long lines. This is a convenient service for people who are impatient enough to spend the extra money...

Disney enters the streaming war

Disney enters the streaming war

Adam Erickson, Contributor

November 25, 2019

If you haven’t heard by now Disney has officially entered the streaming war. If you recall, a few years back Netflix dominated the streaming industry and virtually eliminated the need for video rental stores such as Blockbuster and Family Video. However, slowly but surely others including Hulu, HBO,...

Investing platforms create opportunities for young investors

Cellphone with money house of us cents coins and 5 dollars banknote

Adam Erickson, Contributor

November 6, 2019

In the past, it has been hard for young people, especially those without formal business education, to even wrap their head around the concept of investing. Who do I trust? What do I invest in? How do I even get started? Those first two questions are tough to answer for even the most experienced investor. ...

Psychedelic Research Nationally and at the U of M Nielson Lab

Psychedelic Research Nationally and at the U of M Nielson Lab

Adam Erickson, Contributor

October 26, 2019

Between the early 1960’s and the mid 1970’s was a time known as the psychedelic era. You may picture hippies, the desire for political activism, and images of hundreds of thousands of people enjoying three days of peace, love and rock and roll at Woodstock. While all this is true, perhaps the more...

Urban Streetwear Store Attracts Local, Celebrity, and Investor Attention

Piff

Adam Erickson

October 11, 2019

  $9,000 sneakers? $1,700 sweatshirts? These are a couple of the clothing prices at the local urban street wear shop Piff. Located in the Como area near the University of Minnesota campus, Piff is run by long-time buddies Bill Crubaugh and Ben Alberts, graduates of the University of St Thomas....

Everything you need to know about the WeWork IPO fiasco

Everything you need to know about the WeWork IPO fiasco

Adam Erickson, Contributor

September 26, 2019

WeWork is a real estate company that specializes in providing shared workspaces for small startups, with the majority of these being small tech companies. Founded in New York, WeWork now has offices in hundreds of locations across the world, including Minneapolis' Capella Tower. The company prides ...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, good but not compared to the hype

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, good but not compared to the hype

Adam Erickson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

This past summer there were many highly anticipated movies that came to theaters. None, however, had higher expectations than the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The film had a powerhouse of big names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino....

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