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Posts published in “Issue 2: October 2021”

Sports are back! Like for real!

Ok, look. I know sports have actually been back for some time. In fact, Major League Baseball has allowed full attendance for months now, with some folks like myself attending many more New York Mets games than your doctor would recommend. In a global environment in which sharing physical space with strangers is, at best, a questionable choice, I somehow managed to go to baseball games in five different stadiums across four cities this year.

I’m not saying it was wise. I’m just saying it was possible.

Still, this fall is cause for celebration in the sports world, and here’s why.…

What Is a Semiconductor and Why Should You Care?

Being in business school, or at least being someone who reads a business school newspaper, you know how important semiconductors are in the modern economy. You know that they are a critical component for everything that uses electronic chips to operate (which is everything) and that the largest nations like the U.S. and China see the semiconductor supply chain as critical to operating their economies and to maintaining national security. It recently occurred to me though that I didn’t know what a semiconductor actually is. Call me a stickler for details, but I think it is important to know what a thing is when that thing affects hundreds of billions of dollars every year and receives a high level of scrutiny from every major government.…

Clean beauty challenge

By Tian Lan, Ph. D.

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If you bought some cosmetic products for yourself or someone else in the past few years, you may notice the so-called clean beauty cosmetics have become quite popular. These products are often marketed with claims including, but are limited to, vegan, organic, green, natural, cruelty-free, paraben free, silicone free, sulfate free, etc. While some of these phrases may sound relatively foreign, the other phrases definitely echo popular sustainability concepts and therefore appear as the perfect choice. However, after doing some research, I realize that this clean beauty concept is quite complicated even for people who use cosmetics routinely.…

Stern Singles Presents: Caitlin Wolfe

Meet Caitlin Wolfe, MBA student and TikTok personality. When I asked Caitlin to describe herself, she said, “I tend to be the loudest person in a room and the last person to leave a party. Part diva, part tomboy. COVID lockdowns kicked off my quarter life crisis so here I am getting my MBA! East Coaster, turned Midwesterner, turned back to an East Coaster.” It may be the best elevator pitch I’ve ever heard.

Sternie Testimonials:

“Caitlin is the life of any party she walks into, by bringing up the energy level and always finding a way to have the best time with both friends and strangers.”

Stern Singles Presents: Nathan Silverglate

It is October, meaning we are in the thick of the fall semester, and in the onset of cuffing season. What’s that? It’s time for another Stern Singles feature? You read that right. This month we have Nathan Silverglate, who was nominated by his classmates. If you’re adventurous and looking for a partner who will take amazing photos of you with his photography skills, keep on reading.

Sternie Testimonials:

“The perfect girl for Nate would be a noblewoman of Rohan who considers herself to be her own shieldmaiden, slayer of Nazgul. Or, simply an adventurous lady with a sense of humor.

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