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May 27, 2017

Women Carry 2/3 Of Student Debt Because Of Course We Do

With the pay gap, this isn't exactly hopeful news.

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Jan 18, 2016

American Students Are Moving To Europe To Avoid Paying Off Their Student Loans

You don't need to turn on the news to know that the American student loan situation is a nightmare.

Apr 17, 2014

“Tuition” Is The “Partition” Parody About Student Loans America Needs

"Sallie Mae pay off my tuition fast. I had financial aid it shouldn't be this vast. Scholarships and grades coming out my ass. Dean's list and good grades, top of my class."

Jul 18, 2013

Senate’s Student Loan Deal: Is College For Enlightenment Or Skills?

So why did you go to college? Enlightenment? Practical skills? Or both?

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Feb 11, 2013

College Offers Loan Repayment Assistance To Its Broke College Grads

A liberal arts college in Michigan is offering its future broke, college grads loan repayment assistance to its incoming freshman.

Can Your College Sue You? Hint: Yes, It Can.

U.S. borrowers have accumulated around $1 billion in loans and schools like Yale and The University of Pennsylvania have been forced to take extreme measures. They're suing students.

Feb 6, 2013

Snowballing Loans, Taco Bell and My Escape to Brazil

If I were given the option between eating a big ice cream cone and taking out multiple student loans, I’d probably have to go with the ice cream.

Sep 6, 2012

I Have to Go Cry Now

Some people cry with such ease. I am not one of those people. It takes a lot to make my eyes water (unless I’m on my period, then I tend to get emotional over the tiniest things). However, there are some things that can make even the coldest person cry. Even if your heart is made of stone, these five things are always going to be tearjerkers.

Oct 3, 2011

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Aug 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Barack Obama!

Obama has endured a ton of criticism in his presidency. While I proudly voted for him in 2008, I will freely admit that I feel he's dropped the ball on important issues. That said, today is his birthday, and I'd like to take a moment to point out some of the great things he has done in the last 2.5 years.

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Jan 11, 2011

The Post-Grad Journey: Slapped by the LSAT

After months of studying and working my post-grad ass off for the LSAT, I finally got my score.

Dec 21, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: ‘Tis the Season of Student Loans

Even though Christmas is on Saturday, I honestly couldn't care less this year. With everyone around me so happy and festive, I feel like the odd-woman-out. However, I think I have a decent excuse. Instead of “Jingle Bell Rock” in my head and busy days spent shopping at the mall, I'm singing the Student Loan Blues while staring at my empty bank account.

Oct 26, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: The Stability Shuffle

Post-grad life is a lot about taking two steps forward only to take a step back. Some days, you feel like you’re ahead of whatever curve you’ve set for yourself and then other days, you feel like you’re falling behind.

Sep 28, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Untimely Updates

Graduation feels like it was yesterday so I couldn’t believe my eyes when I received an e-mail from my alma mater’s class reporter. For the first time, the class reporter wasn’t requesting class donations. Instead, she was asking for the class of 2010’s first official alumnae updates for the next alumnae magazine!

Sep 22, 2010

Young and Broke: I’m Paying for My Own Education

I'm grateful of my parents for many things: bringing me into this world, my killer sense of humor, taking me to morning band practice in high school at 6a.m., etc. However, there is one thing that I'm grateful for that most people is crazy: I thank my parents for making me pay for my own college education.

Sep 14, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Setting the Stereotype

If I had to come up with one thing I’ve learned since becoming a post-grad it would not be how...

Aug 31, 2010

Zac Bissonnette Explains How To Get Through College Debt-Free

Whether you’re a first year student or heading back to campus for yet another year of academics and parties, there is indisputably one book you need to bring along with you: Debt-Free U: How I Paid for An Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents, by Zac Bissonnette.

Aug 17, 2010

Bookmark This: The Top 10 Sites For Every College Student

Though I adore a good Facebook stalking sesh and Googling my name from time to time, I believe that the following sites don’t get enough cred. So let’s bookmark these babies and get our computer mouses (mice?) acquainted with them sometime soon.

Aug 12, 2010

9 Things Every Senior Should Know Before Senior Year

Heading into your senior year well-prepared (and well-hydrated) makes all the difference, so here’s 9 things to keep in mind before you embark on the beginning of the end:

Jul 20, 2010

Candy Dish: And With That, Lilo Is Behind Bars

• Of course she showed up late. • How will student loan reform affect YOU? • 6 ways to rid yourself of cellulite without lifting a finger. • (Sorta) Snooki dispenses dating advice. • Abercrombie brings back the nudity! • 7 stores for the best vintage-inspired duds.

Mar 15, 2010

What’s Happening To Obama’s Student Loan Plans?

I'll start this post with the disclaimer that I'm not one that usually gets involved in (or understands) politics. But what I do understand is the massive amount of debt I am incurring by spending four years at a university. And I'm sure that is something many of you also understand all too well.

Oct 22, 2009

Some Idiot’s Bright Idea: Let’s Cancel Summer

A US Senator, Lamar Alexander (yes, please send him nasty letters and kick him on the street), stated in a recent Newsweek Article that “an educational schedule of 3 months of summer is not relevant in today’s world and [college] students should take more credit hours and graduate in 3 years, saving 25% in tuition costs.”

Jan 13, 2009

My Virginity Is (Was) Worth WHAT!?

Losing your virginity is an event that most of us anticipate so highly, we’re left feeling either disappointed in how...

Jan 4, 2009

Rich Guy, Poor Girl: Keeping The Economy Out of the Relationship

Let’s face it, the economy sucks right now. Not all of us can afford the things we want, and many...

Nov 8, 2008

Community College: Blessing in Disguise?

When you think of community college what comes to mind? Cheap, slackers, immature kids with bad grades. These are the...

Oct 27, 2008

If You Poop Money, Go To These Schools!

With the economy in the sh*tter…it’s not crazy to ask yourself how the eff you are gonna pay for college....

Oct 23, 2008

Tales of a Senior: The Future Is Now

You hear the same marketing crap all the time: you’re in college to better your future. Of course, having a...

Oct 17, 2008

The CC Weekly Weigh In: Quick Tips for Surviving the Recession

Have you heard? The economy is in a downward spiral! People are losing their homes, their jobs, and all of...

Oct 3, 2008

Gay Virginity For Sale!

So, apparently the Wall Street crisis is hurting people in more ways than we thought. We’ve discovered yet another desperate...

Oct 1, 2008

Make it Rain! The Bailout Passes The Senate

It’s official, kids. The Senate passed the bailout plan tonight! It took three long hours of debate (which any sorority...

Sep 18, 2008

Abortion: NOT an ‘Easy’ Choice

This political season, everyone who is against abortion keeps rattling off about how it’s an easy choice for a woman....

Sep 11, 2008

Paying Your Bills With Sex: Life as a Legal Prostitue

With all this talk about Howard Stern helping to auction a college grad’s virginity off at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch...

Aug 25, 2008

Candy Dish: The Olympics are Over. What Do We Do Now?

The top 10 moments of the Olympics (though ours include more Speedo). OMFG! Gossip Girl returns next week! If only...

Aug 9, 2008

Student Debts are About to Get Deeper

Our economy is crumbling, and things just got worse for Bachelors degree-hopefuls, especially those in Massachusetts. Last year, the Massachusetts...