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Coronavirus threatens the health of U.S. markets

It has become a familiar scene: influential leaders in the scientific and medical fields speaking to virtual audiences in the tens of millions about the dangers of a rampant, deadly epidemic. In one case, however, the details are surprisingly different. This time, the speaker discussing global disruptions from a highly infectious virus was Bill Gates. […]

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Hackers target major video-conferencing platforms, Zoom

With video-conferencing platform Zoom’s rise to prominence in a world of distancing comes numerous security issues. In the past few weeks, more than 500,000 hacked Zoom accounts have surfaced on the dark web, according to cyber-security organization Cyble. Cyble told news organization Bleeping Computer that they found 530,000 Zoom accounts on the dark web selling […]

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Cutting through the noise: why the US responded slower to COVID-19

Many Americans believe the national response to the coronavirus pandemic was too slow. If the topic is brought up in conversation, different feelings can be based on what side of the political spectrum one is on. Approximately 80 percent of left-leaning Americans feel the response was too slow at the federal level, while those who […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | Karla Delgado, senior Business Adminsitration major, talks to an emplyee from Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) about a possible job oportunity after she graduates this April.

Job fairs help students land future jobs

College students usually want to work in a job that is related to the degree with which they graduate. But for about three in four graduates, that is not reality. Especially with the perceived necessity of a college degree, graduates can end up frustrated and overwhelmed when they cannot find work in the area that […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | Gift cards can add up in number after a long time and if one is not to careful, they can spill out into a mess of unused and wasted money.

Study shows Americans prefer receiving gift cards over cash

The best gift you received as a child might stick in your memory for the rest of your life, but in 2020 many Americans want cash or a gift card over traditional gifts. The kicker — many of those gift cards end up wasted and gathering dust. The personal finance website Bankrate.com estimates that American […]

Illustration by Luc Stringer | Banner | Students in a variety of majors use their computers and cell phones to accomplish their studies and works.

Technology enhances learning

At this point in American culture, one cannot seem to go a day without interacting with some form of technology. Whether it be a cellphone, a laptop or a projector in a classroom, students constantly find themselves in the presence of technology. According to the Pew Research Center in February 2019, 81 percent of Americans […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Aaron Kooistra, freshman engineering major, throws out and ability in " League of Legends" on his computer

eSports viewership surpasses the Super Bowl

“League of Legends,” a massive electronic sports (eSports) competition in video gaming, surpassed the Super Bowl’s viewership numbers in 2019, ushering in a new generation of competition. According to numbers released by Riot Games, the company behind the game, the 2019 “League of Legends” World Championship Finals clocked in at more than 100 million unique […]