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The Business of Marijuana

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March 29, 2018

I know that marijuana is legal now in some states. That’s pretty wild, but I’m curious: how shady is the legal marijuana business? It’s hard for me to believe that a drug that was illegal so recently is now at the center of an industry full of legitimate businesses. And isn’t marijuana still illegal at the federal level? Are there legitimate investors and businesses really operating in such a weird legal limbo? Mari...

Do you know your credit score? How students can ensure good credit

Do you know your credit score? How students can ensure good credit

March 17, 2018

By getting credit cards and borrowing student loans, college students are building  credit  histories with lasting consequences. But are students well-informed about what can go wrong and how to safely build their credit scores? John Ganotis, founder of Credit Card Ins...

Homeownership a remote dream for millennials

Homeownership a remote dream for millennials

February 12, 2018

The nation’s $1.4 trillion student loan debt significantly affects millennials financially, and a recent study highlights how home ownership has become an even more distant dream for the nation’s l...

Lawmakers need to act on student borrower safeguards

Lawmakers need to act on student borrower safeguards

October 30, 2017

Illinois lawmakers have a golden opportunity to right a wrong Gov. Bruce Rauner committed against students during the current veto session. Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 1351, which would have created the...

Nationwide student loan crisis triggers relief fraud

Nationwide student loan crisis triggers relief fraud

By Eric Bradach

October 30, 2017

About $40,000 deep in student loan debt, Deyatres Dewalt heard an advertisement on the car radio that seemed too good to be true. Dewalt called the company, Teldebt Solutions Inc., in April 2015, and...

DeVos’ student protection rollback exemplifies the swamp

DeVos’ student protection rollback exemplifies the swamp

October 23, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continues to exhibit why she was the first cabinet nominee in the nation’s history to be confirmed with a vice presidential tie-breaking vote by blocking a federal regu...

Queens to strut at Columbia’s first drag show

Queens to strut at Columbia’s first drag show

October 9, 2017

Columbia will host its first drag show, “Once Upon a Drag,” Oct. 20, showcasing lip-sync performances from student and professional drag queens in Chicago. The show, which will be held at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, was created by the Student Programming B...

DeVos continues to squeeze students’ bank accounts dry

DeVos continues to squeeze students’ bank accounts dry

September 18, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has tapped former college official Julian Schmoke, Jr., to lead the department’s fraud investigation unit. Problem is: His former employer was the for-profit instituti...

School funding bill gives districts needed relief

School funding bill gives districts needed relief

By Blaise Mesa

September 5, 2017

Illinois public schools now have state funding after weeks of surviving without it. After tense negotiations between  Democrat and Republican legislators this summer, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1947 Aug. 31. The law’s eviden...

Catcade ‘win-win’ for cats, cat lovers

Catcade ‘win-win’ for cats, cat lovers

September 5, 2017

Cats lounging in a pile of pillows. Cats grooming themselves in front of a large storefront window. Cats curled up at the top of a cat tree, sprawled on a tabletop arcade game, sleeping in a restored “...

Resignation from OAS could be detrimental to Venezuela

Resignation from OAS could be detrimental to Venezuela

By Ariana Portalatin

May 1, 2017

Political protests in Venezuela reached a tipping point recently with the “mother of all marches” on April 19. Three people were killed as crowds protested their government’s failure to provide its c...

Trump cancels White House dinner, war on press rages on

Trump cancels White House dinner, war on press rages on

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

March 6, 2017

President Donald Trump has called journalists “the most dishonest human beings on earth,” and despite this characteristically dishonest remark, the press has respectfully and consistently fulfilled...

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