Monday, August 8, 2022

Stephen Patterson

Recent Articles


Podcasts to discuss file sharing, basketball team

If you haven't been listening to The State News podcasts, you've been missing out. Here is your chance to catch up. This week, the opinion desk discusses file sharing and the culture of vanity in college students. Also, the sports desk looks ahead to the Big Ten Tournament. To listen to our podcasts, go to, then select "listen now" to play right onto your computer or click on "iTunes" to subscribe and stream directly to your iPod.


Stores benefit from rebate, warranty offers

Millions of people braved weather conditions, waited in long lines and potential financial ruin this holiday season to search for the perfect gift for their loved ones. Chances are that many found themselves wandering the miles of aisles at one of several major electronics retailers and facing important questions about their purchases at the check-out line. Holiday retailing mainstays such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Target, Staples, Wal-Mart and Meijer make a lot of money during the heavy consumer season, convincing customers to commit to a few of their proverbial favorite things: warranties and rebates. Although the two items are pretty prominent for sellers and consumers alike, little is really known about the nature of each.


Planning key to financial success

College is a wonderland of expenses. The spending can last from the very moment that green-and-white acceptance packet arrives to years after when you walk across the stage with your undergraduate degree. As a student, it can be tough to put into perspective.


Plan ahead with 3 different ways to make spring break memorable

As Spartans, we travel well. But where to begin? If you're planning to hop on a plane during your time as a college student, you'd better know where you're going, how you want to get there and how you're going to pay for it. Planning your spring break You might not think about it often, but spring break is an absolutely crucial time in your school year.