retail

Possible Toys R Us comeback sparks controversy, outrage

Possible Toys R Us comeback sparks controversy, outrage

10/18/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Over the summer, childrens’ retail giant Toys R Us announced that it would be permanently closing the doors of about 735 U.S. locations as a result of bankruptcy claims dating back to the previous September. We packed up our childhood memories, watched as storefronts became vacant lots and […]

Macy’s to introduce clothing line for Muslim women

Macy’s to introduce clothing line for Muslim women

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 2/15/17 Macy’s is the first major U.S. clothing retail store to sell hijab and modest clothing for Muslim women. The store has partnered with Verona Collection, an Islamic boutique that specializes in clothing that is both conservative as well as fashionable. The collection is founded by Lisa Vogl, who […]

Valentine’s Day consumerism on the decline

Valentine’s Day consumerism on the decline

By Kaye Burnet | Editor-in-Chief The first months of 2017, filled with political turmoil and fear for many Americans, have not been a great start to a new year. So far, the world seems to be a tough place for more than a few people in 2017. But is there actually less love in the […]

For new pets, go rescue rather than retail

For new pets, go rescue rather than retail

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  You might have seen the story circulating around Twitter recently about a girl who stole 24 dogs that were about to be euthanized from an animal shelter, was arrested and then was released with clearance to keep the dogs. That story would be pretty awesome – a heroine for […]

Let retail workers enjoy Thanksgiving

Let retail workers enjoy Thanksgiving

By Rebekah Devorak | Student Columnist There are three types of people on Thanksgiving. First is the increasingly rare person who savors every last bite of turkey and lingers for hours around the table in warm conversation. Second is the crazy coupon-er who scarfs down stuffing and passes on the pumpkin pie to instead snag […]

Gap leads the way by raising minimum wage

By Carley Thieret | Asst. Opinions Editor Anyone who knows me well can attest that I am extremely cheap. I am frugal. I am a penny pincher. Hey, what can I say? I am a financially struggling college student, and I try to stretch the little bit of money I make at a restaurant on […]