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The Great American-Journalism Baking Contest

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At the culmination of a long and successful year in journalism, the journalists wanted to celebrate the end of the year. And the best way they knew how came in the form of a bake-off. As the bake-off used to be an annual event, this year’s journalism class hoped to continue the tradition.

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Senior Spotlights

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Tyler Sommer

  1. What colleges are you applying to? Clemson, UGA and University of Tennessee.
  2. Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Emma Watkins.
  3. What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? A one-on-one freestyle race my freshman year against Abraaz Khan at a swim meet with a huge crowd.
  4. What will you miss most about Wesleyan? My friends.
  5. What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Water Polo.
  6. What are three things you cannot live without? Food, water and functioning organs.
  7. What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? I plan on fulfilling my childhood dream of being in the Army.

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Bang for the Buck: Amazon Buys Whole Foods

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Amazon purchased Whole Foods for a total of 13.7 billion dollars on June 16. This acquisition represents a huge step in Amazon’s new approach at creating a grocery empire. Amazon has been trying to kick start their online grocery business for almost a decade but so far have not had much success.

This acquisition of Whole Foods signifies Amazon’s first major step in expanding its grocery sales into the physical world. Amazon has run a few physical stores and has projects such as Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go, but with this purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon gained 460 physical stores, thus taking their physical presence to a whole new level.

This deal with Amazon could be a lifeline for Whole Foods. Recently, they have been struggling with the competition of stores like Costco and Walmart, who have lower prices than Whole Foods, which has been coined “Whole Paycheck” due to their high prices for groceries.

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