Author: Celene Vargas

As online sales soar, brick-and-mortar stores remain kings and queens of retail

Considering this is the “Digital Age,” and humans have always favored convenience, it seems logical that online-only retail companies have found major success. However, despite the heavy shift to digital seen across different industries, many online companies still have their eyes set on brick-and-mortar stores. The most obvious example of this is Amazon. The online giant made headlines these past few months when it acquired Whole Foods, dropped their prices and had analysts writing column after column on the future of grocery shopping.  As Derek Thompson from the Atlantic writes, Amazon is “…ironically working itself back into the brick-and-mortar...

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Computers are becoming increasingly important to post-secondary learning

It wasn’t that long ago when children operating computers was an unthinkable concept –– at least until the 1980s, when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revealed a then-ambitious vision to put computers in every classroom. Since then, schools have seen a shift toward technology-based resources that have changed education. From SmartBoards and Blackboard to potentially never being bored by dry lessons again, going to school no longer means sitting in a chair while a teacher lectures for hours on end. For many students, it means playing educational online games, watching YouTube videos during class and even hearing from experts from...

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Native American Heritage Commission recognizes SG Mountains as sacred land

Along with orders by the Trump administration that can jeopardize the future of at least two dozen national monuments, a small reprieve has been given to those who are fighting to preserve nature: the Native American Heritage Commission has officially recognized the San Gabriel Mountains as sacred land. The mountains, which were designated as a national monument by President Barack Obama in 2014 and one of the monuments currently under review, are intertwined with the origin story and history of the Kizh tribe. Also known as Gabrieleños after the San Gabriel Mission was built by the Spanish, part of...

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