Despite the sheer stress and anxiety that the college application process induces, society has embraced it as the norm. This does not benefit anyone–or does it? Hundreds of corporations and other organizations have learned to capitalize on this stressful process, making millions of dollars in profit and transforming college applications into a booming industry.
The NIL (name, image, and likeness) rules of 2021 now offer college athletes a way to support themselves by getting paid for the use of their name, image, and likeness while staying in school and not choosing the route of professional sports. The NIL has transformed and will continue to transform how fringe NBA draft prospects view the draft and make decisions about their future. There will be ramifications for athletes, college sports programs, the NBA draft, and wealthy individuals who choose to fund NIL deals to support their favorite college team.
The UFC has experienced drastic growth since its founding in 1993. Not only has the organization cemented itself as the premier mixed martial arts promotion, but the enterprise has also developed into one of the most successful sports leagues in the globe. Armed with an abundance of financial resources, the organization has done an excellent job in expanding its global stronghold and negotiating promising business deals. However, the organization’s financial success has been largely overshadowed by its unethical compensation of fighters, a controversy that has sparked immense public outrage. To resolve this scandal and repair its public image, it is crucial for the UFC to recognize its past injustices and implement a reformed fighter compensation structure. In doing so, the company will restore its currently fractured reputation and properly position itself for sustainable long-term success.
Restaurant chains have started to capitalize on subscription packages, an industry and service which has steadily grown, especially during COVID-19. Places such as Taco Bell, Sweetgreens, Panera, and BJ’s all have introduced monthly passes to allow customers to unlock special benefits and rewards to continuous food and beverages.
A new restaurant model has stealthily emerged in response to the industry’s devastating financial losses from the pandemic: the ghost kitchen, a facility designed solely to prepare meals and deliver them to your doorstep. In this article, Community Columnist Felicia Mo uncovers the reason why you’ll never know where your food really comes from when you order online, as well as the good, bad, and ugly of this new business strategy.
Over the last four decades, the incarceration rate has grown exponentially: a 500% increase that has left prisons overflowing throughout the nation. This rise in incarceration is not a subsequent result due to a rise in crime, but rather a strategic ploy to line the pockets of prison corporations and other involved parties.
The sudden rise of popularity of online game Wordle has caught the attention of big media companies, such as The New York Times, who recently acquired the word guessing game. Community columnist Jacqueline Yipp explores the positives and negatives of the acquisition, along with the general public’s feedback on the subject.