Tag Archives: money

The basics of cryptocurrencies

What you need to know to cut through the blockchain hype Cryptocurrencies have been around for over a decade now and have recently made multiple news headlines as Bitcoin and other digital currencies are at an all-time high. This sudden surge in currency has grabbed people worldwide, including celebrities Elon …

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Teens with jobs

Beyond spending money: Teens with jobs are able to mature as people as they learn important life management skills and gain valuable insights into the world before they take their next steps Grade school: learn study skills, time management and teamwork in preparation for high school. High school: get involved in …

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College values

Molded, taught and indebted: Redefining the value of colleges in an age dominated by price tags Consider this: would you rather be modeled or molded? Trained or taught? In debt or indebted to an institution that has provided you with all the tools necessary to be successful, responsible and thoughtful …

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Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping – how much is too much? Here’s a quiz: This Christmas season, when did Black Friday sales begin? Thursday. That seems crazy to some. “Thanksgiving should be about spending time with your family,” said senior Ben Gifford. Many companies opened their doors for Black Friday this year a …

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School lunch prices

Full stomach, empty wallet: Are school lunches too expensive? It’s lunch hour for sophomore Yaphet May and he picks up a sandwich, an Arizona tea and trail mix. It doesn’t seem like much, but his one lunch ends up costing $5.50. Similarly, junior Jamie Dovolis gets a classic lunch with …

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Minnehaha wealth gap

Minnehaha students must learn to navigate the muddy waters of socioeconomic differences “From the first moment you drive into the parking lot, you can see it from the type of cars people are driving,” said sophomore Kitra Katz. “And the first moment you come inside on the first day of …

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College debt increases

One trillion. That’s the mark, in dollars, that U.S. student loan debt just passed, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the College Board, the 2011-12 published total cost for tuition, fees, and room and board at an in-state four-year public institution averaged $17,131. But that’s only the …

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Athletic funding at MA

Are all sports funded fairly and equally? Why do some sports get more money than others?

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Economy impacts giving

The harsh economy is forcing students to be creative this Christmas.

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