• SNAP’s Sentiment-Fueled Roller Coaster
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    When #Snap Inc (SNAP), the company behind the massively popular #social media app #Snapchat, announced an IPO, there was massive investor interest. Most of the widely regarded social media industry leaders had gone public up to that point, with the last social media IPO being Twitter in 2013, and Snapchat was (and is) rising as […]

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  • Investigation: Nike’s Involvement in Secondary Sneaker Market
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    ***This report will focus solely on Nike (which consists 96% of secondary market sneaker resells) and its competitors in the North American market. It is important to note that sneaker markets also exist in other regions, although less so than in North America. This, perhaps, may be attributed to a stronger cultural predilection towards celebrity […]

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  • Longest Droughts in Sports
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    In the wake of the Chicago Cubs’ World Series win versus the Cleveland Indians on November 2nd, which ended a 108 season drought, it may be worthwhile to look at both the MLB and other leagues around the world to see which other franchises have struggled to win a championship. For starters, following the Cubs’ […]

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  • UN Monitor Ceasefire in Colombia
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    Colombia is often seen as a rather violent country today, though most people may not know the underlying reasons for its violence. Colombia has been plagued with violence as a result of conflict between the government and rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). This conflict is ongoing, and peace negotiations between the radical […]

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  • Hurricane Matthew’s Parting Gift to Haiti
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    Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on October 7th, 2016. The hurricane was nothing short of devastating: almost 900 lives were lost, thousands became homeless, and fragile infrastructure crumbled under the force of the hurricane. Over 10% of Haiti’s 10.32 million residents have been affected to varying degrees by the hurricane. Unfortunately for Haiti, who does not […]

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  • AMD… Just Waking Up, or Past Curfew?
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    When one thinks of computer chips in the present day, the brand that comes to mind is Intel. The computer they are using probably has an Intel chip, as does mine. But Intel is like any company, and much like a malignant cancer, one of Intel’s competitors is coming back once again to bite them […]

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  • Parkman Picks: April 2016 Analysis
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    For the month of April in 2016, the editors of the Parkman Post put together a short list of stocks we believed were bullish. Here we will analyze their performance during the month, and leave notes about their potential future performance. Just because we have taken them off the list for the next month does […]

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  • Clinton and Consistency: That sounds odd, no?
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    Hillary Clinton is a candidate who has been often criticized for flip-flopping on positions. From her long history in politics, critics have dug deep into old speeches, votes, and interviews to demonstrate just how inconsistent she has been on certain issues. One issue that sticks out is LGBT affairs, which she has flip-flopped her position […]

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  • Panama Papers: Just Who Is Involved?
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    The Panama Papers is one of the largest scandals to have a global presence. If you are not aware of what the Panama Papers are, they are a set of over eleven million documents leaked belonging to Mossack Fonseca, a company that, for all intents and purposes, helps the incredibly wealthy hide their wealth offshore. […]

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  • Bernie in the Vatican – The Wrong Move?
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    Bernie Sanders has received, according to the Sanders campaign, an invitation to visit the Vatican City on April 15th, which he accepted. He will be attending a conference on social, economic and environmental issues. It is not certain if Sanders will meet the Pope as of now. The group he will be meeting with is […]

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How Partisan Politics are Shaping the Future Through Education

It’s not a national secret that the quality of public education is unequal across the United States. While the U.S. Department of Education directs federal financial aid, collects data on American schools, and advocates for equal access to education across the nation, the federal government only provides for about 8 percent of the total capital spent on education every year, making states responsible for the majority of financing. Read more →

Howdy’s Homemade Ice Cream: A Store Making a Difference

Tom Landis' "Howdy Homemade Ice Cream" in University Park, Texas is famous for not only their friendly customer service but also their best employees. The entire store and process was created to accommodate people with different abilities. For example, the cash register only accepts bills, simplifying the process of different transactions. Read more →

“Two in Four People are Jewish”

“Two in four people in Brooklyn are Jewish”; that is not a definite fact, but it’s a figure of speech my grandmother claims to be true. She repeats this phrase as a hope, as a reminder, as a prayer, as if in some way saying it makes it true. Read more →