Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:34pm
Erik Nesler

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and potential Democratic presidential contender in 2020, recently donated $1.8 billion (yes, billion with a b) to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. He wrote about the rationale for his donation in an Op-Ed published by The New York Times: he wants Hopkins to have a completely need-blind admissions process.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:50pm
Erik Nesler

A few weeks ago, thousands of Google employees from across the globe staged what the media is calling a walkout. Employees refused to work as they protested the company’s treatment of sexual assault claims.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 6:34pm
Erik Nesler

BlackRock, the $6 trillion investment firm, announced early last week that it plans introduce a suite of sustainable exchange-traded funds. Customers will be able to choose an investment vehicle that will invest their funds in environmentally sustainable enterprises. Brian Deese, the global head of sustainable investing at BlackRock believes the new offer is a business imperative: “Sustainable investing is becoming mainstream investing."

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 4:29pm
Erik Nesler

Sears, the retailer found in shopping malls across the U.S. and “The Original Everything Store,” filed for bankruptcy early in the morning Oct. 15. The 125-year-old American staple reached a deal with lenders that involved closing 142 stores by the end of the year. What lies ahead for the company is uncertain, but its seven-year streak of net losses signal that the company may face complete liquidation in the foreseeable future.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 4:38pm
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Papa John’s has received significant media attention in the past couple of months, largely due to their outspoken leader, John Schnatter. Schnatter made headlines in December 2017 after he criticized the NFL’s handling of the national anthem protests. He infamously termed the whole affair a “debacle,” ignoring the purpose of the protests — which were intended to call attention to the disgraceful policing practices throughout African-American communities.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:40pm
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Journalists Mary Jordan and Scott Clement of The Washington Post recently wrote a piece on the surge of political activism experienced throughout the nation in response to the Donald Trump presidency. The two wrote, “One in five Americans have protested in the streets or participated in political rallies since the beginning of 2016.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:39pm
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Facebook has been through a tough year. The company is under scrutiny for launching an app targeted toward children in January and allowing Russian actors to meddle in the most recent U.S. presidential election. The new developments in the Cambridge Analytica scandal are only adding fuel to the fire.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:41pm
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In the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., a few weeks ago, several major companies have decided to publicly take a stance on the contentious gun control debate. Two major gun sellers, Walmart Inc. and Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., recently raised the minimum age for gun buyers at their stores to 21.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:02pm
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If you haven’t yet seen the eye-opening documentary “What the Health, I highly recommend you watch it. My mouth was gaping wide open as I watched the entire film.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:29pm

Think of the number of hours that you spend on your phone per day. Whether you relentlessly post on Instagram or you regularly read the news, I’m sure that you spend way more time on your phone than you would like to admit.

I recently began consciously monitoring my phone usage, and if you’re anything like me, you probably waste at least a few hours a day on your phone. Initially, I thought that a few hours a day wasn’t terrible. This reaction, however, was simply a way to resist my ultimate realization: I was addicted to my phone.