2017 Oscars Recap

Photo by Byseyhania under Creative Commons license.  Most people probably remember the accusations last year. There was a significant outcry from the American public about the alleged “whitewashing” of the 2016 Oscars. We aren’t really seeing that type of backlash in the weeks after the 2017 awards. This was probably due to a few things….

Mild Mannered Straightened priorities: Saying no in a world of yes

Its about that time when all of our friends start getting married. About a year ago, I received a wedding invitation that gave me two options of response. Option 1: Accept with pleasure, Option 2: Decline with regret. It occurred to me that there were two other possible options. So, I wrote these on the…

Meet the best, learn from the best at Merrick Engages

As a business student, I am often told to have my elevator pitch ready. When this topic comes up, those Wall Street movies come to mind – you know the ones. The young kid who is running his paper route gets into the elevator with the CEO of an investment firm, and by the time…

Is it their fault?

Students are often blamed for their disinterest in academic pursuits By Zachary Nelson The professor must first convince the student that the subject at hand is useful in real life. Only then will the student agree to care about anything the professor says. It is a complaint of teachers and parents alike that students are…