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The more things change…

Just before kickoff Sunday night, I tweeted an extremely clever and definitely-not-too-subtle-by-half joke about Tom Brady’s “dubious” claim to the title of GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). A while later, I did it again. I will be the first to admit that sometimes my sense of humor is a bit too dry, but more than one friend asked me what I was talking about, so after watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV in what could charitably be called a dismantling of the Kansas City Chiefs, I’d like to clear some things up.

Grindr: Making Long Term Relationships Possible for Gays

A genesis of my own personal and gay journey

By: Sam Shaugnessy

1 In the beginning, man created dating sites. And man saw the dating sites and he said they were good. 

Kiss.com (1994), Match.com (1995) JDate (1997), eHarmony (2000), Christian Mingle (2001), Ashley Madison (2002), Plenty of Fish (2004), OK Cupid (2004), SeekingArrangements (2006), and to infinity and beyond. There is a dating site for every type of relationship, every interest, every fetish: threesomes, mullet obsessed, single parents, farmers and ranchers, diaper lovers, the exclusive elite, clowns, etc. Dating sites made virtual dating a probable possibility, offered a larger-more-exciting pool of potential lovers, and introduced the fear of catfishing.…

Introducing Novo Press & OppyArts Spotlight

This is an interesting year to be a grad student. We’re reworking how we study, network, and collaborate. A sense of purpose is hard to come by- many feel they’re just going through the motions until they either get their degree, or this nonsense finally ends. Personally, I refuse to let my MBA experience be anything less than a biopic-worthy epic, which is why I was so excited to speak with Suhayb Zarroug about Novo Press and to introduce the Oppy’s new series aimed to connect Sternies with writers and artists to help create art and explore meaning and purpose. …

Coronavirus and the Market Part III

Note: Considering the potential market fluctuations throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, it should be noted this article was originally written on 3 June 2020

A few weeks ago in May, the US treasury announced a record high $96 billion quarterly refunding driven by the Covid-19 emergency stimulus. This compares to $84B from last quarter, an amount which held for the previous 5 quarters. So how does a former Goldman Sachs Banker, who is one of the longest-tenured cabinet members in Trump’s administration, decide to structure such debt in such crazy times? In other words, how does Mnuchin, the U.S. treasury secretary, think?…

Taiwan 2020 Election: Tsai Wins Re-Election in Resounding Fashion

On January 11, 2020, incumbent President Tsai Ing-Wen was reelected as president of Taiwan. In a landslide victory, Tsai secured over 57% of the ballot with 8.2 million votes, the largest vote total for a candidate since the island held its first direct presidential election in 1996. Tsai’s party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), also won a majority of seats (61) in the Legislative Yuan.

Few would have expected these results less than a year ago. In November 2018, Tsai and the DPP suffered massive defeats in the midterm elections as domestic issues like necessary, but ill-received pension reforms and wage stagnation led to a decline in her popularity.…

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