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Summer Job Search for Students

By Isabella Diez The 2021 Summer Workplace: The work landscape will look a little different as we head into the summer of 2021. In previous years, university students have been able to gain valuable work experience by securing full-time positions in a variety of industries. As we saw last summer in 2020, many companies reduced the number of student positions available which left many students … Continue reading Summer Job Search for Students

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SoFi: IPOs Available for All

By Daniel Tortis An online finance company called So-Fi is beginning to offer a service that will allow retail investors to be able to buy shares of companies that are going public. This is all in an effort by SoFi to democratize the IPO process. This is a monumental shift, as in the past IPO shares have only been available for institutional investors such as … Continue reading SoFi: IPOs Available for All

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Non-Fungible Tokens: The Next Frontier

By Samantha Bader The newest form of art is here – and it’s one that Pablo Picasso could’ve never imagined. The emergence of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) has been skyrocketing in the past year, and 2021 is starting to look as though it will be the biggest year for NFTs yet. Now, instead of the ultra-wealthy fighting to get their hands on a rare work by … Continue reading Non-Fungible Tokens: The Next Frontier

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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

By Nataly Kehyayan, Staff Writer In 2020, investors saw 248 SPACs enter the market, a 320% increase from 2019. Special Purpose Acquisition Companies are shell companies that do not hold any assets or serve any purpose other than to raise money through a non-traditional IPO to eventually merge with another company.  When a company is too risky, or there is not enough interest from investors, … Continue reading Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

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Volkswagen Races Forward

By Sandhya Anand, Staff Writer VW stakes a new war in Tesla’s EV territory. How long will it take before it supersedes Tesla’s carefully guarded crown?  Joining the electric car bandwagon, VW overtakes Tesla massively with plans to release new electric cars by the end of 2030. Herbert Diess, the chief executive officer of this German car company, had released a statement last year promising … Continue reading Volkswagen Races Forward

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Streaming Wars: The (Digital) Force Awakens

By Momal Khan There’s a scene in Marvel’s Black Panther where Shuri says, “Just because something works, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.”  In today’s world of digital streaming, where entertainment is just a click away and isn’t something that you need to go very far to seek anymore, this couldn’t be more true. The viewer-experience has seen a paradigm shift in recent years, and … Continue reading Streaming Wars: The (Digital) Force Awakens

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Online Sports Betting: The Future of Gambling

By Daniel Tortis Three years ago the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a federal ban on sports betting, allowing state governments to make their own decision regarding legalization. Prior to 2018, sports betting was only available in the state of Nevada while every other American state considered it an illegal activity. Fourteen states have already decided to legalize sports betting since the … Continue reading Online Sports Betting: The Future of Gambling

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Spring Scamming

By Nithusa Sinnadurai, Staff Writer Since the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been doing nothing but taking precautions. From wearing masks, to washing our hand at an exponential rate and maintaining the constant six feet of separation. Along with these regulations, Canadians must avoid falling victim to financial scams. As we approach the fourth month of 2021, the Canada Revenue Agency has already … Continue reading Spring Scamming

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The 2008 Financial Crisis

By Rowland Goddard, Staff Writer Introduction:  The financial crisis of 2008 highlighted that any economy is susceptible to a crash. Prior to the crisis, most Americans believed in the strength of the economy as they pursued the “American Dream.” Little did they know, in the background, poor financial decisions were being made that would affect the whole country in the coming years. This economic crash … Continue reading The 2008 Financial Crisis