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Spotify offers more to students with its addition of Showtime
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Spotify offers more to students with its addition of Showtime

Spotify recently added another free service for students. For a monthly cost of $4.99, registered college students can now use Spotify Premium, Hulu and Showtime. With this trio of entertainment applications, Spotify hopes to increase streams and broaden its target market in both current and future demographics that increasingly participate in monthly subscription services. They…

Textbooks fall in price as electronic book prices continue to rise
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Textbooks fall in price as electronic book prices continue to rise

Converting physical copies of textbooks to digital ones has reformed what booksellers provide to college students, and has made buying books for class more convenient and cheaper in today’s intense market competition. Textbook prices have been a common issue among college students and their families due to the necessity of these books for classes. Most…

The last straw: Starbucks will ban straws in all stores by 2020
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The last straw: Starbucks will ban straws in all stores by 2020

While you are sipping on your caramel macchiato from Starbucks on your way to class, you’re most likely not thinking about the negative repercussions that the iconic green straw is having on the environment. Starbucks is rolling out a plan to eliminate these straws from all its stores by the year 2020. The world’s trendiest…

L shutdown will disrupt a lot more than just commuters’ trips
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L shutdown will disrupt a lot more than just commuters’ trips

In 2016 the MTA announced two proposals for repairs on the L line because of structural damage in certain stations. The proposals detailed improvements to the stations along with the repairs. These necessary improvements should ultimately make people happy. The improvements are a positive change, but the line will be shut down for 15 months…

Marijuana business grows as 4 more states will attempt to legalize
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Marijuana business grows as 4 more states will attempt to legalize

With fall approaching, four states — North Dakota, Michigan, Utah and Missouri — will vote on whether or not marijuana should be legalized. In 2012, Colorado and Washington, D.C. were the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use, with California following suit for medical use. Since then, there has been a total of 30 states…

Trump tax plan threatens to drive the rich out of Park Avenue
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Trump tax plan threatens to drive the rich out of Park Avenue

President Donald Trump’s new proposed tax plan is causing 800,000 people to flee from high-tax states, including New York and California, according to the The Wall Street Journal. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will cause many high-income earners to move out of high-income states. However, some economists claim that this tax act…

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