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High frequency trading sparks debate

WILL HORN STAFF WRITER High frequency trading (HFT) has recently become big news in the investing world. HFT is defined by Investopedia as “a program trading platform that uses powerful…

Visa momentum begins to slow after progess in 2013

TIM HARDING STAFF WRITER Visa Inc., up over 40 percent during the 2013 calendar year, has had a slow start to 2014. Since the start of this year, shares of…

PRISM expands equity exposure in volatile market

BRIAN LOPES STAFF WRITER The S&P 500 has retreated 33.56 points, or 1.78 percent since April 1. There has been a sharp sell-off from last Friday’s high of 1,896 points…

Allergy Attack

JOSEPH WEITEMEYER ARTS & LIFE EDITOR Brace yourselves, allergy season is coming. It seems that this winter has lasted forever. Campus was even blanketed by an inch or so of…

‘Broken Crown Halo’ review

ANDREW HILL STAFF WRITER Italian rock band Lacuna Coil released its latest effort, “Broken Crown Halo,” last week. The band’s most anticipated release since 2006’s breakthrough “Karmacode” thrust it into…

Summer “goals”

SATIRE BY JIM GILLESPIE Summer is encroaching as the school year winds down. One thing always on the tongues of glib college students is the discussion of how good they…

This is not a hallucination

SATIRE BY JONATHON BOLGER I was walking down Mulberry Street the other day, and I turned into Goodfellas for some pizza. For whatever reason, the small bills I planned to…

As presidential election season near, GOP has serious work to do

COMMENTARY BY RYAN CAVISTON With roughly two-and-a-half years separating us from the 2016 Presidential Election, not many Americans are really thinking about who will lead the nation for four years.…

Thank you, thank-you notes

COMMENTARY BY BRIGID CAMPBELL In light of Jimmy Fallon’s segment on “The Tonight Show,” I have decided to write my own, albeit more serious, thank-you note to thank-you notes. What…

Violence revisits Fort Hood Army base

COMMENTARY BY JESSICA NICKEL The Fort Hood Army base in Killeen, TX has once again become the site of a tragedy. Spc. Ivan Lopez went on a shooting spree throughout…

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