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Should you make New Year’s resolutions?

January 22, 2021

With the apocalyptic start of a global pandemic, social protesting movements for equality, governmental conflict, environmental changes, etc.—it’s safe to say 2020 was not a year anyone was expecting....

Stick to Cyber Monday

December 18, 2020

  Black Friday, the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, is celebrated throughout the country as the best day of the year to shop til you drop. Shoppers of all ages have made a tradition out...

Different reasons for celebrating Christmas

December 16, 2020

Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas. All the decorations and spirit are so exciting, and presents are an awesome bonus as well. But if you really think about it, it’s kind of peculiar how big of an...

Best Christmas gifts to give and get

December 16, 2020

Christmas is right around the corner, and holiday shopping is already in full swing. However, if you’re behind schedule, and just don't know what to get your friends and family for Christmas, there's...

Small businesses vs. Amazon

December 16, 2020

        As the holiday season approaches, we are looking for the best places to get good deals on our holiday shopping. Most people think to go to the main chain stores in the malls or go straight...

Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie?

December 16, 2020

Now is the time of the year when people are looking for Christmas spirit in everything they see and do. Of course, that includes watching Christmas movies. There are lots of opinions about Christmas movies:...

The Bears offense is trash

December 16, 2020

If you’re like me, a lifelong Bears fan who’s always filled with hope before the season, only to have it shattered into pieces by mid-season, then you’ve had enough of the same narrative.  This...

COVID-19 risk demographic

COVID-19 risk demographic
November 23, 2020

The ongoing pandemic has dramatically changed life globally. Adults are working from home and children are learning online. Many stores have temporarily closed or shut down. Many sports have been canceled...

Should ski slopes open?

October 30, 2020

As the weather starts to get colder, many people start to look forward to fun winter activities like skiing and snowboarding. The question is whether or not the slopes will be opening, and if they do,...

Is online the way to go?

Large retailers are finding ways to minimize large crowds as they plan 2020 Black Friday sales
October 30, 2020

Like most people these days (I would hope), large retailers are trying to avoid large crowds when it comes to Black Friday shopping. COVID-19 has forced stores to completely rethink plans for the crucial...

Coronavirus doesn’t have to cancel Halloween

Jack O' Lantern treat basket with a disposable face mask (Getty Images)
September 23, 2020

With fall approaching, our country is challenged by numerous questions—many of them far more important than whether we should buy Skittles or Twix bars. However, with Halloween approaching, that...

Should SAT and ACT Tests be Test Optional Forever?

September 4, 2020

For many generations of students, taking the SAT or ACT was considered vital to apply to most colleges and universities. However for the class of 2021, accompanied by a multitude of other changes, testing...

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