Little Known Facts about Our National Anthem

It’s time to celebrate the 239th birthday of our nation. As we all know, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was created by our founding fathers. While there are many things we honor at this time of year, we wanted to share some little known facts about our national anthem. “The Star-Spangled Banner” is an iconic embodiment of American unity, courage and…

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Posted July 4th, 2015

Memorial Day Isn’t Just a Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. Each year, tens of thousands of people head for the beaches and theme parks to mark the beginning of a season of fun. But Memorial Day is about much more than a fun holiday weekend. Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the armed forces. Today, the holiday commemorates all fallen veterans, but it originated as …

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Posted May 25th, 2015

So You Think You Know: Labor Day Edition

This weekend is Labor Day. In today's age, Labor Day serves as the official end to summer -- kids go back to school, amusement parks and pools begin closing down, and everything pumpkin flavored hits the stores. But Labor Day wasn't always a final summer holiday. Read on to learn about the history of Labor Day: Labor Day celebrates workers. Many people enjoy the lo…

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Posted August 28th, 2014

College Rankings: Not Much Has Changed

Each year, when publications such as U.S. News & World Report release annual college rankings, we see little movement among the top colleges. The suspenseful rankings question isn't "I wonder which colleges will make the top 10?" but "Will it be Harvard or Yale at the top?" We know that the annual rankings don't seem to change drastically from one year to the next, bu…

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Posted August 16th, 2014