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Seniors- Everything you Need to Know about FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a government form that helps students go to college for free. Filling out the form is easy and only requires a few steps.
November 19, 2019

FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, has been opened to students to fill out since Oct. 1 available to until June 30. FAFSA is a government-provided form available to fill out for free...

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

As Valentine’s Day makes its way around the corner, couples start their shopping for excessive amounts of candy, jewelry, cards, stuffed animals and all things hearts. Is this holiday just another way for companies to make money?
February 14, 2019

Every year when Valentine’s Day rolls around, couples run around trying to look for the perfect gift for their significant other. The perfect gift and candy has become the overall meaning of this ancient...

Where Did the Great Movies Go?

In the past several years, it seems the quality of blockbuster films has decreased. Hollywood churns out movies with budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars and rakes in billions more from the box office, like an old and dirty bucket being filled up, dumped out, and repeating the process. The worst part of this analogy is that we, the moviegoers, are the ones drinking the dirty water. (Photo from Youtube)
February 3, 2019

Recently, I saw one of the worst movies I have ever seen in theaters. Anyone who knows me knows I will be the first in line to see whatever new psychological thriller is out, so when I went to see an evening...

Why Pay for College?

The graphic above represents the correlation between college education and debt which is a result of excessive college funds. Image from Value Colleges
May 19, 2017

For thirteen years of their lives, most children who go to school are blessed enough to not have to pay a penny for their education. Public elementary, middle, and high schools cost nothing directly to...

Scholarships for College that Require Zero Effort

Senior Jack Scott, who admits he has not been looking or applying for scholarships, navigates www.Scholarships.com for the first time. This website features thousands of scholarships, some of which are essay related, and some that are not. Scholarships are easy to search for, but it is hard to find the perfect one for you.
February 28, 2017

With graduation around the corner, the procrastinators who thought that there would be more time to prepare for college are scrounging to find the easiest scholarships that take the least time to apply...

EpiPen Prices Increasing Rapidly

The EpiPen doesn’t reveal the needle until injected into the thigh. This medical tool gives the person who is having the reaction about 10 to 15 minutes to seek medical attention.
December 2, 2016

Millions of people around the world face allergies on a daily basis, but how do people deal with severe allergic reactions? The EpiPen is a portable needle filled with epinephrine that is injected into...

Treasury Department Adds Harriet Tubman to $20 Bill

Within the next decade, this image of President Andrew Jackson will be replaced with Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery to fight for abolition and save others from slavery.
May 11, 2016

Since 1928, President Andrew Jackson, a war hero who owned slaves and signed the Indian Removal Act, has graced the twenty dollar bill.  However, the United States Department of the Treasury has announced...

$1.5 Billion Powerball Jackpot: What Would You Have Done?

$1.5 Billion Powerball Jackpot: What Would You Have Done?
February 5, 2016

      After the well anticipated broadcast of the $1.5 billion Powerball Jackpot’s winning numbers on January 13th, millions of people across the country returned to their...

Wait… What’s Economics?

Are teenagers spending their money in the right places, or are we digging a hole of economic ruin?
December 12, 2013

Do not even sit here and pretend that it this has not happened before: a cold day comes around and something inside of you needs the largest non-fat peppermint mocha that can be provided with two shots...

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