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Buying local goods: Is it really worth it?

Feb 19, 2014

Most of us, at some point or another, have griped about the lack of variety in Ada, and it's a fair complaint, to a certain degree. Many of us come from areas that are considerably more populated than our favorite village, and a denser commercial district is to be expected. We're used to malls, larger grocery stores and more fast food chains from which to choose. But is it possible that our "need" to send our business to Lima and Findlay is limiting us even further?

Sochi problems reveal larger issues

Feb 19, 2014

Before the 2014 Winter Olympics, most people had probably never heard of Sochi. Of course, now it is becoming a household name as reporters from around the world descend on this Russian resort city. 

Unfortunately, not all of the attention is positive.

As a developing country in the post-Soviet era, Russia has surely hoped to make a good impression on the world as it hosts the Olympics. But Western journalists have seemed mostly to notice the many flaws of Sochi. 

"America the Beautiful?" Coke’s Super Bowl commercial

Feb 12, 2014

We saw a puppy forging a friendship with a horse, a guy losing his mind while in a Doritos time machine, the 80’s calling Radio Shack for their store back and a look into the amazing developments in the field of technology. These are just some of the many commercials that aired during the big game. We all know that when it comes to the Super Bowl, commercials are a big deal.

After all, companies pay millions of dollars in order to get a coveted spot in between the plays. It has become so big that there are even commercials for the commercials! 

Missed the other commercials? Here's the full round-up.

Feb 12, 2014

For sports fans, the Super Bowl, as the grand finale of the National Football League season, is a major highlight of each year. But even for many people who have little interest in football, the annual game is well worth watching. That is clear from the viewership figures of Super Bowl XLVIII, in which the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8. It was "the most-watched television event in U.S. history," with 111.5 million viewers, according to CBS News.

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