BOPIS, Is It Retail’s Life Support?

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer The way consumers get the products they want has changed. From simpler times of barter and exchange to convenient front door delivery. Online shopping has increased the variety of products available to an equally as wide customer base. More stuff to more people. Now, customers are demanding more fulfillment options. […]

Just Keep Swimming

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer The second half of the Spring semester is in full swing, from the rugby alumni match to Dean Khagram’s student town hall meeting, and more! Students’ routines have reset after spring break, and the days are just passing by. MGM’s are moving fast, as always, through their next set of […]

Carnival Is a Global Party, But Why?

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer Carnival is a festival held around the world, but do we really understand what the partying is all about? It all started in ancient Egypt as a pagan tradition to celebrate the coming of Spring. Then, in 332 B.C. Alexander the Great conquered Egypt and the festival was adopted by […]

Spring Break in Phoenix

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer Spring Break is upon us. No travel plans? No Problem. Phoenix is one of the U.S. destinations for those northerners looking to escape their long, cold, snowy winters. For those native to the region, these visitors, also known as snow birds, can be considered a nuisance. With NASCAR and baseball […]

Beer: The History, Ingredients and Other Fun Facts

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer The purpose of this article is to enlighten even the most novice of beer drinkers with a base knowledge in the history, ingredients, tastes and culture that has formed around such a diverse beverage. First, we’ll spend some time in the past, exploring the good times in ancient times. After […]

Experience Art and Culture in Phoenix

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer A visit to the museum is an experience that can open the mind to cultures, a different era in time, or perhaps an emotion that only you can feel; a sort of connection if you will. The moment I experienced all three was during the last week of my study […]

Economics, Politics & Technology Disrupting Higher Education and the International Mobile Student

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer For many years individuals have been crossing country borders to seek higher educations. These students fall into three separate categories: internationally mobile students, foreign students and credit-mobile students. UNESCO defines an internationally mobile student as “an individual who has physically crossed an international border between two countries with the objective to participate […]

Gentrification, It’s Complicated

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer Gentrification by the Merriam-Webster definition is “the process of repairing and rebuilding homes and businesses in a deteriorating area (such as urban neighborhood) accompanied by an influx of middle-class or affluent people and that often results in the displacement of earlier, usually poorer residents.” The term was first used in […]

The Pumpkin: Traditions and Myths

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer This time of year, in the United States, people are obsessed with pumpkins. Americans consume pumpkin in lattes (only the spice), ice cream, pie, and soup. About 2 billion pounds of pumpkin was harvested from farmers in the United States in 2017, though not all pumpkins are produced for consumption. […]

Visit to the Capitol – Main State

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer For fall break this past weekend, I went on a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit a friend from my undergrad. She had been living overseas for the past few years, and is now settled into a new job, calling the northeast home. For my journey there, I flew direct […]