Why Scalpers are bad for consumers

Scalpers are an unfortunate byproduct of the free market, and the introduction of sites like eBay has made the practice easier. Scalping is buying a product, typically in bulk, and reselling it for prices higher than the initial…

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Resolutions for 2021

Creating resolutions is a staple tradition to ring in the new year. It’s a time when everything seems possible, like all of your past inhibitors will melt away when the clock strikes twelve. Nothing seals…

Letter to the editor: Why America First is…

“There’s nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative belief in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense, and we don’t go to war so carelessly.”   -Ron Paul   The United States has been…

Why most Netflix holiday specials fall flat

It is that time of year again, the Christmas season and with that comes streaming websites promoting all the holiday movies they have.   I was struck by the amount of rom-coms Netflix promoted this year. It seems like…

How working in retail gave me a new…

It’s December once again and that means Christmas is coming up quick. There are two topics that always seem to arise: “Christmas time” seems to keep starting earlier, and the anticipation or dread of the approaching…

Letter to the editor: How the conservative movement…

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”  ― Gustav Mahler  Since the 2016 election, many political activist groups and student organizations have sprouted out to spread their beliefs, such as Students…

Digital media is anti-consumer

With the current popularity of music and TV streaming services, the digital format is increasingly overtaking the physical. It is common for consumers to simply stream media rather than take the time to get a…