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Bridging the Gap: High Prices at Starbucks Reflect Complications of Overseas Business

By Gao Qinglian Starbucks was all over Chinese news this past week after CCTV (China Central Television) criticized the exorbitant prices of Starbucks products in Mainland China. CCTV compared the price of the same size latte in China, New York and London, and found that the price in China is …

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Biofuels: A Matter of Responsibility

By Sridutt Nimmagadda. Call me an idealist, but I am looking forward to a hunger-free world. I am looking forward to the progression of environmentally-conscious policies that can lead to greater human efficiency. These two visions are goals that policy-makers, economists, engineers, and environmental scientists hold. It is the basis …

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The World is Grand and Majestic…Ready for the Taking!

By Naffy Castaneda. So you’ve decided to step into the international arena and pursue global opportunities for work, volunteering, or study? Well it is about time! The world is grand and majestic, ready for the taking. It is intimidating in its immensity but never underestimate the potential of a curious and …

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Deserted: How American Food Deserts Entrap the Poor in a Cycle of Unhealthy Eating

By Jesse DeLauder Over 13 million Americans live in deserts — food deserts, that is. Food deserts occur in communities with limited access to affordable fresh and healthy food options. With the passing of World Food Day on October 16th, I think it’s worth discussing what exactly causes these deserted …

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Our Western Diet Would Starve the World…

By Naffy Castaneda. While there is more than enough food to feed the world’s starving, malnourished, and destitute bodies, millions of people will not see a decent meal for days. The rapid rise of developing economies has caused a shift in global food preferences. American values of free trade, open …

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Youth Reactions to the Government Shutdown…

How are youth reacting to the government shutdown? Check out some reactions from the AIDemocracy network, below. “I fear long-term implications of a congress that can’t sit down and address concerns for a controversial bill like civilized politicians and compromise before a deadline that compromises so many things (i.e. our …

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