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Graduation, Flights, and Turtlenecks...

UNIVERSITIES

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! You just got a $100 Bill from Zoom University 🎓

Graduation marks one of the most special moments in the lives of millions of students around the world, and whilst we can’t speak for everyone, we can be certain that they are an expensive affair for most. From flying your families in, to housing them & to all the weeklong festivities that come with the bittersweet goodbyes (or just bitter ones) you’ll have to say to the friends you’ve made in the last few years. Whilst quantifying the sheer extent of this may sound exciting for fellow finance students, I don’t necessarily delight in sizing the graduation total addressable market.

GEOPOLITICS

Catch feelings not flights ✈️

Returning back to Vilinus in Lithuania from a holiday in Athens with his girlfriend turned out to be a bad move for Roman Protasevich. Last Sunday afternoon, the Ryanair plane he was on changed course and was forced to land in Minsk. There, Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega were arrested. But why?

CONSUMER TRENDS

Turtlenecks, low rise jeans, tie dye... are the 2000’s back?

One look on TikTok, and we can see the platform flooded teens embracing the 2000’s aesthetic in the form of tinted sunglasses, juicy couture tracksuits, chokers and more. In fact, that hashtag #2000sthrowback has been viewed over 1.6 billion times.


FactZ Check

  • Amazon have bought Hollywood studio MGM in a $8.45bn deal

  • This week, Facebook have been rolling out the option to hide your 'like' counts on Facebook and Instagram posts

  • Remember the iconic Charlie Bit My Finger YouTube video? How could you forget? Well, it's soon going to be taken of the platform after being sold as an NFT for $760,999 (£538,000) 🤯

  • After a 17 year break, the Friends reunion aired earlier this week... we really had missed Janice's laugh