Nothing screams “America” quite like a good old fashioned buffet. A glorious smorgasbord of culinary delights, as much food as one could possibly want, all for one typically affordable price, and a true memorial to the distinctly American brand of gluttonous consumerism. Many immigrants to the United States gravitated to buffets like the late Souplantation and Sizzler for this very reason: they provide a little taste of the quintessential American experience in every overflowing plate, a taste of that ever elusive ‘American Dream.’Continue Reading

To say that my AP Economics teacher had a credit card dedicated to burritos when he was in college is slightly misleading. While it’s true that he solely bought burritos on that credit card, the object of his purchase was arbitrary. Whether he bought burritos or tacos, either way my AP Economics teacher would have learned good borrowing practices and bolstered his credit score through the process of borrowing money and paying it back.Continue Reading

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes in the daily lives of people from all around the world. Video streaming on social media platforms has shown people rushing into grocery stores and stocking up on canned food and toilet paper. Colleges have abruptly transferred to online education via Zoom and other video conferencing tools. About 16 million Americans have lost their jobs since the start of lockdowns across the country. Small businesses and local stores still struggle to keep their businesses afloat.Continue Reading