Broke is Best: Reasons to Embrace Your College Student Status
Written by Mary-Todd Christian. Media by Jack Wang. Let’s face it, as college students we all have used the excuse, “I can’t, I’m broke.” Even...
Making Green: Entrepreneurship at Greenville
By now, you’ve probably seen them on campus: stands set up selling everything from delicious puppy chow to stylish t-shirts. That’s right, it’s time for the entrepreneurship class to put their new skills into action and provide us with some great merchandise to boot.
5 Great Grad Gifts
Graduation is just around the corner, and it is a great time to show seniors how much you care. Here are five great little somethings to give to your favorite senior!
American Consumerism at an All Time High
One of the definitions of consumerism from Dictionary.com was, “The concept that an ever-expanding consumption of goods is advantageous to the economy.” This definitely describes a lot of America. Consumerism and materialism have grown in the country to the point that people are never satisfied. They always need more. Maybe consumerism is good for the economy. But it is not good for people.
The day I graduate college will probably be the happiest day of my life. Right after I walk across that stage and that Bachelor’s Degree paper slips in my hand, I will rejoice about what I’ve accomplished. But you know what I will not celebrating? All the money I will owe. Student debt is no joke and almost everyone I know is going through the same thing and not to scare anyone but it worries me a little to say the least!
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Illinois’ is $8.25 an hour, which is higher than higher than a lot of the states, but Washington is ahead, the minimum wage being $9.19 an hour! Of course it would be great to get paid almost $10 an hour, but I honestly feel that Illinois’ minimum wage is not bad at all, not saying it is great and should never consider changing. But after looking at Wyoming’s minimum wage, $5.15 an hour, Illinois does not seem so bad! And most of the states have similar minimum wages.
GC Speaks: Government and State Aid Programs and Social Mobility
There has been a running debate for a while now about social welfare and federal and state aid programs. Some say that the programs are just a way for people to be lazy and reap the benefits of others’ work. Others say that although there are some people who take advantage of the system, there are also those who really need to programs to get back on their feet. I believe that these programs should not be removed completely, but that perhaps there should be more regulations for those who enroll in them.
GC Speaks: Internships
Being an intern isn’t easy, I’m sure! No, I’ve never been one before, but I would feel if I’m highly qualified to do work and if there’s a lot demanded of me, it’s considered a job. People who have jobs/careers should get paid for the work they do, so that means interns should be given money. It’s unfortunate that many American corporations don’t pay their interns for all their hard work, so yes they are taking advantage of them! (See: Unpaid Interns) Of course, just the experience of working with these companies can be great, but let’s face it, money and experience would be better!
2013-2014 Tuition Increases
Written by Carolyn Fairbanks. Media by Kat Kelley. Students received an e-mail from Acting President Randy Bergen Monday night announcing that there will be a 3% increase on tuition next school year. The total increase is about $924 or $462 each semester. This is the lowest tuition increase in the last eight years and Bergen explains in the letter, “We have worked to keep the price of education as low as possible.”
Written by Casey Christianson. When it comes to government involvement in the economy, many politicians disagree on what the correct approach is. Some believe that...
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