Airport Assault: Road Racing at WCU

In a college town that consists of little more than an expanding campus and a run-of-the-mill athletic department, it’s easy to overlook the absolutely excellent events that take place. Outside of the Valley of the Lilies Half-Marathon and 5k, and when Western alum Manteo Mitchell pulled in Olympic Silver at the London Games, there hasn’tContinue reading “Airport Assault: Road Racing at WCU”

The Business of Edcuation

My general disdain for the money made from higher education has been pretty evident, if it hasn’t, just browse through the education category over on the left. Typically my focus is on student loans, the impact that students are left to deal with in the pursuit of a decent education, but today I’m taking aContinue reading “The Business of Edcuation”

Pell Grant Reform?

I’ll probably make some people mad with my opinion about Pell Grants, but as the program is looking at a well that is quickly running dry, I believe that there is some level of accuracy in my concern. First, let’s start with the problem I’ve stated before. The government is a business, they make money,Continue reading “Pell Grant Reform?”

Daily Blogging: 2 Week Mark

It’s Friday, and the week has been full of new things, posts on politics, fashion, student issues, and occasionally a mention of joblessness in the face a wedding. Today however, considering the weekend is on the brink of beginning, I’ll go easy. When I told Paige that I was no longer going to be workingContinue reading “Daily Blogging: 2 Week Mark”

Don’t Waste Your 20s

“You’re 20s are when you put in all your work.” I’ve been given this advice a few times since graduating, especially as I hunt for jobs and ways to manage my student loans. The problem with working away your 20s though, they go fast and before you realize it you’re 40 and still haven’t doneContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your 20s”

The Engagement Center: Because You Can Totally Force Learning

There’s a reason “The Engagement Center” will be the “first-of-its-kind”, because it’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard. I’m not a fan of No Child Left Behind, and agree that everything should be done to make schools accessible to kids everywhere, but part of the problem with public education is the idea that you can forceContinue reading “The Engagement Center: Because You Can Totally Force Learning”