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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 ...

5 Strategies for investing

5 Strategies for investing

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

Buy Low, Sell High This classic investment expression has been passed down from generations of successful investors. While it’s the ultimate motto to follow, sometimes novice investors have a difficult time understanding when stock is truly at either a low or a high. Brokerage accounts have...

Linux offers an alternative to Microsoft and Apple’s operating systems

Linux offers an alternative to Microsoft and Apple’s operating systems

Leo Castell, Staff

September 14, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

For those in the know, Linux is a cool, unfortunate secret. Unfortunate - not because it’s bad, but because it doesn’t get enough attention from consumers or manufacturers. This lack of spotlight has always been a part of Linux’s history, but it has managed to get by over the years on the goodwi...

R.I.P. Apple’s headphone jack

R.I.P. Apple’s headphone jack

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

One week ago, Apple unveiled the new iteration of its flagship product, the iPhone 7. If there is one defining characteristic of this new phone, it is Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack. From here on out, if you want to listen to wired headphones with your iPhone, you need to plug in an...

It’s getting harder and harder to impress Americans

Staff

September 14, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This week’s trending media stories focused on Apple’s latest technological releases. These yearly conventions usually have Americans in a frenzy, and while this one was no different, sometimes those of us in a first-world country should take a step back and realize just how good we have it.   ...

Apple is clearly the better choice

Apple is clearly the better choice

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

For the majority of the population, there is no reason to get anything other than an Apple cell phone. Why wouldn’t you? They are virtually impervious to viruses, designed in America with jewel-like precision, have a stellar camera, and use extremely intuitive software. But a portion of the popula...

Android is the way to go

Android is the way to go

Leo Castell, Staff

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Android is a name that is as ubiquitous to smartphones as Windows is to computers; and like Windows, their chief competitor is Apple. Where Apple has traditionally marketed their merchandise as premium products that can be difficult to afford, Android is typically a bit more considerate to your wallet....

Time to stock up

Time to stock up

Fernando J. Saballos, Contibutor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Financing Your Future Today, Opinion

A stock is ownership in a company. In addition to being a product for accumulating wealth, stocks grant voting rights; and, based on the weight of your shares, your voice is heard in the management of the company. Often times, you will be sent a proxy vote notification from your brokerage, and you’...

Where do we draw the line?

Staff, Staff

September 6, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Early on, we’re warned of the big red line that defines the crossing point between consensual and nonconsensual sex. We know that crossing this line is bad, and with it comes consequences: both legal and moral. We know that if someone tries to cross that line with us, our emergency sirens should go ...

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