Category: Journal

The Impact of Disney’s Purchase of Fox

The purchase of Fox assets by Disney marks the first time in history that a major Hollywood studio bought out another. The world of film and film distribution is beginning to change even more quickly to counteract the huge impact streaming services such as…

The Danger in an Election Recount

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has requested that Wisconsin recount votes from this past presidential election. The request has been approved by the Wisconsin election board. The Clinton campaign has stated that they will join in on the recount in Wisconsin, as well as…

Has the Two Party System Done More Harm Than Good?

Despite the elections being over, the country still appears to be embroiled in political disputes concerning President-Elect Trump and how the system to elect the President of the United States needs revamping. In an earlier article, we analyzed the Electoral College System. This time,…

Is the Electoral College Still Relevant?

The dust has settled and the new President of the United States will be Republican candidate, Donald Trump. This result left many Americans, as well as people across the world, dumbfounded. Even some Trump supporters did not believe their candidate could really win the…

The Secret Life of Toilet Paper

Toilet paper. We may take this good for granted, however it truly is a marker of civilization. Before the invention of toilet paper, a variety of other items were used throughout human history. Scooping sticks made from wood and precious metals, to sand and…

What Color is My Orange (Seriously)?!

Everything you know is a lie. Not really, but kind of. Let me explain. Many of the oranges we consume are actually green.

Weekend Vacation: San Francisco!

Summer is a very popular season for travel and vacation. But many of us simply are not able to take off more than a few days at a time. This leaves us with the short-but-sweet weekend vacation!

Economic Mood Swings

Volatility has returned to the markets in the past few weeks. This has led to mixed messages to the public as positive economic news is mingled with sudden drops in major indices. Most of the bad news seems to be generated from outside of…

Should the US Resume Oil Exports?

A fact that many people do not know is that the US has not exported crude oil since 1975, when Congress banned the act. The reason back then was that domestic reserves where becoming depleted due to the 1973 Arab embargo. But that was…

Is the Unemployment Rate Enough to Judge the Economy?

The media, government officials, economists, and nearly anyone else with mainstream attention talks about the unemployment level. They freely use it as a gauge of how well the economy is doing. The unemployment level has essentially become the official thermometer with which to judge…