America’s Financial Future is Dependent on Voting to Raise the Debt Ceiling, but Politicians are Conflicted Nevertheless.

By Jaxson K.R. (‘25) America is the only country to have never defaulted on its debts. But right now, we are closer than ever before in American history to doing so. Not raising the ceiling means that the government will not be able to borrow additional money to fund its programs. If the debt ceiling is not raised and the government is not funded by … Continue reading America’s Financial Future is Dependent on Voting to Raise the Debt Ceiling, but Politicians are Conflicted Nevertheless.

Understanding the Loan Process

By Qingqing Ouyang (’23) While house hunting can be invigorating, the home loan cycle can be tricky to navigate. Understanding the process can make the interaction much more pleasant. Read below to understand the process of home loans!  After you sign a purchase agreement for your dream house, you can shop around for a bank or mortgage broker to find out who can offer you … Continue reading Understanding the Loan Process

America’s longest war is over. We lost.

By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) Twenty years, two trillion dollars, and 200,000 lives later, in a matter of months Afghanistan has fallen to the Taliban. Despite tens of billions of dollars in financial support to the Afghan security services, Afghanistan was largely taken without bloodshed. The road ahead lies dim. The Abandoned The feeling in Kabul is distinct– anger and abandonment. For any close observer of … Continue reading America’s longest war is over. We lost.

Israel and Palestine

By Rachel Rochford (‘23) Conflict in the Gaza strip escalated recently. The situation is tense and discussion on the topic can become pugnacious rather quickly. Thus, many are left to wonder over what exactly is happening. This often leads to hurtful and untrue assumptions, furthering the heated nature of discussion on the topic, and discouraging further thought given to the matter. Three main questions exist; … Continue reading Israel and Palestine

AAPI Impact on American Businesses

By Qingqing Ouyang (‘23) AAPI hate crimes have occured for several years, but this year their prominence has affected many  more people and become a more known problem. Not only COVID-19, but violence towards the AAPI community has also undeniably caused pain to many people.  The combination of these two factors has also contributed to affect businesses, and a few Asian Businesses have even been … Continue reading AAPI Impact on American Businesses

BuildOn’s Move Towards Environmental Justice

By Charlotte Gibson (’23) En·vi·ron·men·tal Jus·tice. When you think of environmental justice what comes to your mind? Well, according to EPA, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, environmental justice is “The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies” (Environmental Justice). Wow, that’s … Continue reading BuildOn’s Move Towards Environmental Justice

Starlink is Out of This World, Literally

By Varun Talluri (’23) The internet has become an integral part of our everyday lives. From school to online shopping, the internet supported our recovery during the pandemic and will likely play a prominent role in the coming years. However, this transition to an online environment has signified another structural shift in the way enterprises operate. In fact, numerous companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, … Continue reading Starlink is Out of This World, Literally

Will the next decade see the return of Supersonic Passenger Travel?

By Amr Ansari (’22) From its advent in 1976 to the cessation of its use in 2003, the Concorde was a marvel of both engineering and ingenuity. Transporting passengers at unprecedented speeds for commercial travel, the Concorde was notorious for its spired nose and reputation for a high decibel sonic boom. Even so, service on the aircraft ceased when it became unsustainable for airlines to … Continue reading Will the next decade see the return of Supersonic Passenger Travel?

Building Good Credit Scores

By Qingqing Ouyang (‘22) Good credit scores have many benefits: best interest rates, more trust with both the loaner and borrower, lower finance charges, and access to a larger selection of loan programs. But why does this matter?  Imagine asking a loaner to lend some money for a project you plan to do. But, the loaner does not think he should give you the loan … Continue reading Building Good Credit Scores

The Rising Electric Vehicles Market

By Varun Talluri (‘23) Cars, often used to represent freedom, have unfortunately fallen into disuse because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has left aspiring travelers and adventure seekers somewhat unsatisfied. There is a silver lining, however, and it is the reformation of the automotive industry. Although faced with the troubles of supporting their employees and selling inventory, automobile manufacturers were able to use this time … Continue reading The Rising Electric Vehicles Market