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Story by Rhiannon Gilbert / Managing Editor  A couple decades ago, thrift shopping used to be sort of taboo. The economy was good, casual wear meant something different than it means today and the snob-appeal mindset persisted and eschewed second-hand clothing. Along came a recession and Macklemore, and all that quickly changed. Now bargain hunters …

Young adults are known for their online prowess and capability, but factors they cannot control in the cyber community are scams and their disastrous effects. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, a total of over $8 hundred million was stolen from Americans in 2014, affecting close to 300,000 people. In reality, this is …

Story by Evan Dunne / Assistant Lifestyles Editor  In many cases, college is the first step toward living on one’s own. While new college students may not be entirely financially independent, the cost differences of living in a dorm, apartment or house are often deciding factors for whoever is paying the bills. So what is …

Many college students find themselves faced with the seemingly impossible task of juggling both a job and schoolwork. For those students who have full-time gigs, financial security still might seem like a daydream. A study conducted by the 2013 College Student Pulse found that 80 percent of students were working an average of 19 hours …

Interdisciplinary Studies senior Josh Thompson, 29, is on track to graduate from Middle Tennessee State University in 2018. The day he walks the graduation line will be one of the happiest of his life. He met the challenges. He persevered. He will have his diploma. Thompson, who is the first from his family to earn …