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Financial aid, flawed necessity

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Massive student debt, skyrocketing college tuition and a widening education achievement gap has fueled the discussion about federal financial aid for college. President Barack Obama has made student debt a national initiative when he announced the “Student Debt Challenge”, which was meant to raise...

Groupon app helps consumers save big

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Managing Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

With the holidays coming to a close, many people have accumulated small "holiday debts" from purchasing gifts for friends and family. However, for some people, overspending might not have been as much of an issue due to the Groupon app. Groupon is a couponing website as well as an app which is very helpful in savi...

2015 gift-buying guide

2015 gift-buying guide

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

`With the holidays vastly approaching, stores are beginning to stock their shelves with this season’s most popular gifts amongst consumers. Everything from electronics to toys are popular gifts during the holidays. Most stores participate in sales throughout the months of November and December. Generally,...

Money laundering highlights changes to Vatican City

Money laundering highlights changes to Vatican City

Kelly Roehrig
March 1, 2014
Filed under Political Opinion

Vatican City, home of Pope Francis and the center for all things holy in the Catholic world, not somewhere one would think of money laundering. But Vatican City is home to Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, otherwise known as “Monsignor €500,” the poster-boy for all things scandalous in the Vatican Bank. In 20...

Coin aims to unify everyone’s wallet

Chase Lau
January 27, 2014
Filed under Health and Science

It is a dilemma almost everyone has faced. Every bank, store and company wants to give customers a shiny card to keep in their wallet, filling up wallets more and more until it looks like a family, post-Thanksgiving dinner. It is this problem that Coin wants to fix, cleaning up all of those cards in ...

Government must cut military spending

Government must cut military spending

July 20, 2013
Filed under Political Opinion

With the United States in almost $17 trillion of debt, many people are looking at what is to blame. The most obvious choice is the U.S military, whose budget includes $526.6 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, but does not include war costs or nuclear weapon activities. With this huge...

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