Sarah Brittany Boyer – Lakeland High School

Being a young consumer in this day and age can be scary. In our growing world there are several ways to be a consumer. From online shopping to traditional stores, there are thousands of businesses to navigate. Young consumers in the 18-24 age group are starting to buy and purchase by themselves, so it is […]

Kiannah Joylinn Louie – Coeur d’Alene High School

In Companies We Trust – Or Do We? In the current culture of “Instagram Brands,” Amazon, and pop-up shops, it seems that nowadays just about anyone can create their own company. The internet has made it possible for individuals to have their own brands and sell products online, almost entirely in the comfort of their […]

Jessica Taylor Ray – Pocatello High School

The latest BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report shows that consumers ages 18-24 have the highest susceptibility for falling victim to scams. My generation grew up online and put our lives onto the web, meaning we see scams most often and sometimes without even knowing it. That email from that Nigerian Prince looked fake, but they […]

Josie Rose Matous – Coeur d’Alene Highschool

In today’s world, thousands of online companies are started up each day, and just as many seem to disappear. While the excitement of new websites and products can draw customers in, many find it hard to defer credible businesses and charities from the not so trustworthy ones. It is hard to believe that not everything […]

Heath Douglas May – Eagle High School

The Digital PickpocketThe Internet, while providing many with the opportunity to share and learn anything they please, is rife with scams and other illicit activities. Many times, Internet and telephone scams are so well designed that differentiating organizations that wish to steal information and others that do not can be especially challenging. While young adults […]