Washington University in St. Louis

Next year, I will be attending Washington University in St. Louis. I will be studying at the Olin Business School. This marks the end of the college admissions process. It has been a stressful and laborious experience, and I am happy it is over. I have been incredibly lucky to have had so many college options, … Continue reading Washington University in St. Louis

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Understanding News Media: WGN News with Mark Suppelsa

A few weeks ago, the ETHS Investment & Business Club took our last field trip for the year. We went to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and then to WGN Studios to meet with their Anchor, Mark Suppelsa. I have been family friends with both his children, Matt and Ava, for some time. Matt has … Continue reading Understanding News Media: WGN News with Mark Suppelsa

The Internet, Ignorance, and Freedom of Speech

The internet has been one of the most transformative human innovations in the last hundred years. It has drastically affected many aspects of our society such as education, commerce, agriculture, business, logistics, and communication. We are now able to search through vast amounts of information in a matter of seconds, allowing for significant ease in … Continue reading The Internet, Ignorance, and Freedom of Speech

Gregg Kaplan: Evading the Death of Redbox

Entrepreneurship is not a glossy, frilly, easy way of life; Gregg Kaplan’s incredible, at times humorous, speech evidences to the aspiring Investment Club members that becoming a successful businessman means enduring obstacles, fighting for survival, and sometimes just doing what’s necessary to see tomorrow. Kaplan first described his educational background, which served as a foundation … Continue reading Gregg Kaplan: Evading the Death of Redbox

CBOE Chief: “Make More Mistakes”

Edward Tilly, despite his success, is still at heart a floor trader; he dominates a room, dictating involvement, capturing his audience, making them want to buy his confidence and swagger. His presentation was at some points humorous, at times remarkably straightforward, and all the while Tilly broke down the complex, sophisticated economic principles he works … Continue reading CBOE Chief: “Make More Mistakes”

Reflections from the Former Deputy Treasury Secretary

It was an audience full of Seniors, students who had been plucked out of their morning classes, some half-awake, some noisily chatting with friends. The auditorium swelled, as the class of 2015 piled in, filling seats, rows, aisles. Neal S. Wolin, who served as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, strode to … Continue reading Reflections from the Former Deputy Treasury Secretary