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Index funds: Passive investor’s paradise

Index funds: Passive investor’s paradise

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Financing Your Future Today

Instead of trying to beat the market (actively looking every day at businesses’ stocks and predicting individually how they will do), investors should employ an investment strategy known as ‘indexing” via the index fund. An index fund is a mutual fund that seeks to replicate the performance...

Gary Johnson wins third debate

Gary Johnson wins third debate

Adam Poyner, Contributor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

Anyone who watched the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would likely agree that “more of the same pettiness” is an apt way to describe the night. The Clinton campaign made an interesting change to Hillary’s debate strategy: she was much more aggressive than in...

Gun safety ordinance is illogical

Gun safety ordinance is illogical

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

Mitch Landrieu’s recent Gun Safety Ordinance is one he’d love you to believe is a step toward progress. There’s no doubt he was attempting to spark an emotional response by announcing the ordinance at Bunny Friend Park, the same location of last year’s shooting that left 17 people wounded. The...

Airbnb ruling a big mistake

Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The New Orleans City Council finally voted on the long-delayed bill dealing with short-term rentals on Thursday, Oct. 21. Widely considered to be a landmark decision, the council decided short-term rentals could continue in the city with some exceptions. Proponents of the ban on short-term rentals...

Two debates down, one to go

Two debates down, one to go

Adam Poyner, Contributor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

America has plodded through the second of three presidential debates, and we are on our way to wrapping up an unnecessarily long and draining election season in just under three weeks. People have been hearing about scandals, sickness, and every form of mudslinging for months on end, and all of the negativity...

Hillary: lesser of two evils

Hillary: lesser of two evils

Leo Castell, Staff

October 19, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

Hillary Clinton is commonly seen as the lesser of two evils, which means that she’s better than her opponent, but is still, ultimately, a bad candidate. Never forget that. You can vote for Hillary Clinton and feel good knowing that you voted for the only other candidate that’s better than Donald...

GMO’s are healthy and safe

GMO’s are healthy and safe

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are an essential part of our everyday life. GMOs are the only feasible way that our exploding global population has enough to eat, and trying to avoid them creates a serious financial and logical headache. Time and time again, numerous studies have proven that GMOs are ...

Say no to GMO’s

Say no to GMO’s

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

In genetic engineering, DNA is specifically altered to produce organisms with desirable traits, such as bigger size, herbicide resistance and increased aesthetic qualities. Over 85 percent of all corn and soy crops are made from genetically modified seeds. The majority of cows and other domesticated ...

Living a healthy lifestyle as a college student isn’t easy

Staff

September 28, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Getting through college isn’t easy. Ask any college student who has been in school for more than a year, and he or she can probably tell you a crazy story regarding some heroic, academic demonstration of willpower - some tall tale that proves just how far our bodies can be pushed. Maybe you’l...

Matt Lauer can’t stand up to a world-class bully

Matt Lauer can’t stand up to a world-class bully

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, NBC hosted a presidential forum where television journalist Matt Lauer interviewed the two presidential candidates, each getting thirty minutes of screen time. The event itself was not advertised heavily by either political party, and it might not have made national news ha...

Living as a local in a tourist city can be challenging

Staff

September 21, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Living in New Orleans is a unique experience. Multiple celebrities, including Amy Schumer and Brad Pitt, claim New Orleans as their favorite city. At any given time, however, these tourists make up a huge portion of the city. New Orleans, perhaps, more than any other city in America, has a higher ra...

Sometimes, being short isn’t so bad

Sometimes, being short isn’t so bad

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Financing Your Future Today, Opinion

This year’s Oscar winner for best adapted screenplay, “The Big Short,” chronicles the multiple causes of the 2008 financial crisis. While millions of Americans lost money, there were a select few who actually made money on the loss. The anti-heroes of “The Big Short” utilized a relativity ...

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