Did the polls and data journalists get it wrong?

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On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Chicago Cubs proved that anyone can come back and win on the world’s biggest stage. That following Tuesday, November 8th, Donald Trump did what was also thought to be impossible, by becoming the 45th president of the United States.

As election day got closer and closer, the media, and therefore the public, depended more and more on polling predictions and data visualization, often using digital savvy maps and charts to illustrate the many winning paths Hillary Clinton had, and the many obstacles Trump would have to face. It was safe to say that there was an overwhelming consensus amongst pollsters and data journalists that Hillary Clinton would emerge victorious Tuesday night.However, what was supposed to be a relatively early election night, ended up being a late night apocalypse, leaving people across the country wondering, how the hell did this happen? Continue reading

Five reasons why you should use GrubHub

Have you ever just felt so stressed about a test the next day that you just want to relieve that tension with some restaurant-style pizzas or cheeseburgers without leaving campus? That is where GrubHub has got you covered, GrubHub is an online and mobile food-ordering company that connects its users with restaurants in their local areas. According to The Wall Street Journal the company went public in April 2014 and has achieved an increasing profit by charging restaurants a commission on order booked through its service. People in the Marist community were asked if they ever used GrubHub and many replied that they hadn’t really ever used the service. If you’re part of the Marist student body or faculty and searching for other alternatives from Sodexo food here are some reasons GrubHub is the right choice.

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Spilling the beans: Secret menus close to marist

Nursery rhymes don’t necessarily need to be for kids. Secrets being shared with everyone absolutely still applies today, and while I might not be uncovering any government conspiracies, I have the next best thing; food. Food is one of those things that is mutually understood in any friendship or relationship, but can also cause and solve problems. Food is also typically better when there is a solid variety to choose from. This is what makes “secret menus” at restaurants so fascinating. Not only do people love getting the inside scoop, they love food too.

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Outside the Bubble: November 14-20

It’s been a busy week. Not necessarily a very good week, but it’s at least been busy. And there’s snow on the ground this morning, so there’s that.

The headlines from this past week span from Star Wars, to Hamilton, to Metallica and more. Let’s sort through the madness and take a look outside the bubble.

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Marist Hockey: Why Marist?

There are a lot of reasons to choose Marist College for your education, but why for Hockey?

The hockey team is full of players majoring in all different subjects and areas, but they all have one thing in common and that is playing the game they love.

“We all get along very well. We are a family at the end of the day no matter what obstacles get thrown at us,” said junior Vincent Masters.

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Outside the Bubble: Nov.7-13

In this weeks news, five states consider legalizing marijuana, Election Day is held, Trump is announced as America’s next president, the global market crashed, Trump meets with Obama, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian welcome a baby girl, a 108-year-old Cubs fan dies, and Trump Protests explode throughout New York.

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How to make yourself a better job candidate

With less than 200 days until graduation, seniors at Marist College must begin to prepare for the real world. For those graduating a semester early this December, that time is much shorter. It’s tough in all fields when it comes to finding job opportunities, but there are ways to set yourself apart from the rest of the competition.

Here are five tips that several students agreed on to help fellow students entering the workplace and how to make themselves a positive applicant for a job opportunity. Continue reading

Business majors struggle with the hardest professor on campus

 

Fighting through a semester with a hard professor is a right of passage in college.

Often before meeting a difficult professor, anxious students depend on RatemyProfessor’s 1 to 5 rating scale and other student’s comments to set the precedent for the class.

But you don’t need RatemyProfessor to find a brutally honest opinion about Zu-Hsu Lee, or who business majors better know as Professor Jason Lee. In fact, many of his students were in utter disbelief, and even took issue with the validity of his ratings, “There is no way this many students have had a positive experience in his class. He must have written these reviews himself.” said senior business major Harrison Felman.

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Outside the Bubble (October 31-Nov 6)

To put it gently a lot happened this week, from the Cubs’ first World Series victory in over a century, South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes from political scandal, Iraqi Special Forces launch full assault into Mosul and some American schools are cancelling classes on Election Day due to fear of violence at the polling sites. Two days before Election Day and the influx of news has not stopped.

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