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LVMH Hit by Growth Slowdown: Is the Luxury Boom Over?

LVMH Hit by Growth Slowdown: Is the Luxury Boom Over?

Marlon Trottman via iStockphoto By Marvi Ali In the realm of luxury, a seismic shift is underway as Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), the Parisian titan of elegance, grapples with a growth slowdown. LVMH is a multinational luxury goods conglomerate headquartered in Paris, France. With a diverse portfolio spanning fashion, leather goods, perfumes, cosmetics, wines, spirits, watches, and jewelry, LVMH boasts an impressive collection of 75 prestigious brands, including some major names like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy, Moët & Chandon, and more.  After the release of their third-quarter results a couple months ago, the LVMH stock faced significant pressure falling…
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A Business Perspective on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s Relationship: A Merger of Worlds

A Business Perspective on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s Relationship: A Merger of Worlds

Eva Rinaldi and All-Pro Reels via Flickr By Brian Zhao The whirlwind craze that is Taylor Swift’s and Travis Kelce’s relationship continues to sweep America, generating endless media attention from NFL fans and Swifties alike. Although many have been following the developments of the Swift-Kelce relationship with rapt attention, it is no question that the NFL, sports broadcasting networks, and local businesses around the nation have begun to capitalize on the burgeoning attention that the global superstar’s relationship with the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end has attracted, especially in regard to football.  First, local businesses are aware of the growing…
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Vanderbilt Housing Prices: Fair or Unfair?

Vanderbilt Housing Prices: Fair or Unfair?

Ron Ye Photo By Ron Ye How fair are Vanderbilt’s housing prices? Although this doesn’t seem to be a question asked frequently around campus, it certainly makes a statement when showing up on the bills of many students on campus. When asked their thoughts on housing prices, which currently cost $6,742 per semester, a Vanderbilt junior commented, “I think it is a bit excessive, even though it’s comparable to average rents in Nashville.” "I think it's a bit excessive, even though it's comparable to average rents in Nashville." While financial aid and scholarships can significantly reduce the housing costs for…
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Skipping College: Shortcut or Blunder?

Skipping College: Shortcut or Blunder?

skynesher via iStock Photo By Isabella Yalif In 2011, the sentiment surrounding secondary education was largely positive. 86% of college graduates believed college was a good investment. Now, only 42% of those with college degrees regard their decision as worth it. The impacts of this ideological shift have been significant and swift: as early as 2021, 2.5 million fewer undergraduates enrolled in a college or university than in 2020. Community colleges felt the most significant effects, experiencing a 13% enrollment drop since the beginning of the pandemic: an unfathomably large reduction in such a short period. When deciding whether to…
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The Future of AI and Education: ChatGPT Takes the World by Storm

The Future of AI and Education: ChatGPT Takes the World by Storm

(Image: Creative Common License) By Brian Zhao Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT quickly became the world’s newest sensation, amassing over 100 million users as of January 2023. Millions of people spanning various industries recognized its potential for revolutionizing our workstyles.  The language model chatbot powered by artificial intelligence technology captured everyone’s attention mainly due to its ability to have human-like conversations with users and provide detailed and accurate responses.   Some of its capabilities include answering questions, writing essays, compiling poems, translating languages, telling jokes, and writing code, among many other endless applications that users have tested. However, providing…
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From Traditional Medicine to Digital Health: How China is Transforming Healthcare

From Traditional Medicine to Digital Health: How China is Transforming Healthcare

(image: iStock) By Anton Kozyrev In January of 2023, fresh demographic data from the People’s Republic of China caused a stir. For the first time in 60 years, China’s population had experienced a contraction, with its 2022 population falling by 850,000 from that of 2021. While the phenomenon of deaths exceeding births is a common expectation for many developed nations around the globe, China’s situation poses unique challenges. For the most part, experts suggest that this demographic change is the result of government policies, including the well-known “One Child Policy.” The government ended this policy in 2016, switching to a…
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Russia-Ukraine War Skyrockets Nickel Prices

Russia-Ukraine War Skyrockets Nickel Prices

By Brian Zhao  (Image: creative common license) The Russian-Ukraine conflict has caused a number of supply chain disruptions in addition to obstructing the flow of goods, driving up product shortages, and creating severe food crises around the world. Even nickel, a relatively available commodity, has undergone unprecedented price changes.  In March 2022, the London Metal Exchange suspended nickel trading due to its wild fluctuations caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which sent the market surging well over the $100,000 per tonne mark. The drastic increase of this raw material could wreak havoc for several industries that nickel supply is important…
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