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Hypocrisy in Leadership

Hypocrisy in Leadership

Adam Erickson, Contributor December 10, 2020

It is an unfortunate reality that almost all proposed ideas for addressing the Covid-19 pandemic have become partisan. From politicians to the general public, everyone seems to be increasingly set in their...

Equality and Equity: What is Fair?

Equality and Equity: What is Fair?

Adam Erickson, Contributor November 22, 2020

The ongoing debate regarding the definition of equality and what should be considered fair has become a crucial talking point among both political ideologies. Although both sides agree equality is an essential...

The Social Dilemma Review

The Social Dilemma Review

Adam Erickson, Contributor October 22, 2020

For those unfamiliar, the Social Dilemma is a new Netflix documentary that investigates the dangerous repercussions of social networking and the internet as a whole. The documentary is unique in that fact...

Keeping Track of Our Physical and Mental Health During the Pandemic

Adam Erickson, Contributor October 7, 2020
"For many people, going to the gym is their break from reality."
National Popular Vote Aims to Make Every Voter Matter in Every Presidential Election

National Popular Vote Aims to Make Every Voter Matter in Every Presidential Election

Adam Erickson, Contributor September 23, 2020
The common misconception that the National Popular Vote movement destroys the foundations of the Constitution and Electoral College does not hold true. -Zach Riffle '22
Payday Loans Aren’t a Problem, Student Loans Are

Payday Loans Aren’t a Problem, Student Loans Are

Adam Erickson, Contributor September 23, 2020
The keys to good consumer financial policy are inclusion, access, innovation, and strong regulation—not restrictions—for the 42% of non-prime-credit-rated Americans.
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,...

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...

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...

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Investing platforms create opportunities for young investors

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...

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...

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