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’t been a ton to be proud of in terms of … Continue reading Airport Assault: Road Racing at WCU
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 a slightly different route. Thanks to the Western Carolinian, the student … Continue reading The Business of Edcuation
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, they spend money, they do it from behind a veil … Continue reading Pell Grant Reform?
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 working the job that I’d been at since May, we weren’t … Continue reading Daily Blogging: 2 Week Mark
“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 done anything. The theory is, if you work hard in your … Continue reading Don’t Waste Your 20s
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 force someone to learn. This new truancy center, which Mayor Bloomberg … Continue reading The Engagement Center: Because You Can Totally Force Learning