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  • Poll: Half of College Students Believe Their Student Loans Will Be Forgiven

    02/27/2017 5:02:01 AM PST · by davikkm · 42 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Half of college students believe their student loans will be forgiven after graduation, according to a recent poll. LendEDU, “a private firm that connects students and their families with student loans and loan refinancing,” conducted a survey that found 49.8 percent of students believe the government would forgive their student loans after graduation, the New York Post reported. Despite what these students believe, there are actually a limited number of instances where the government can forgive student loans.
  • Emilee Hibshman: Why Trump worries my generation

    01/26/2017 9:00:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Salisbury Post ^ | January 26, 2017 | Emilee Hibshman, junior at Salisbury High School and editor of the Hornet Herald
    This past election has many people on their toes. I have read countless articles with phrases along the lines of “calm down” and “we’ll be fine no matter what.” I disagree. There are many controversial topics that our new president, Donald J. Trump, has approached with no sensitivity. In the past two years alone, Trump has used his time in the spotlight to express his disdain against immigrants, John McCain, Megyn Kelly, The Wall Street Journal, Muslims, women, the LGBTQ+ community, Planned Parenthood, the Affordable Care Act and Hillary Clinton He knew that, no matter what he said or did,...
  • Rudy Giuliani calls college kids 'a bunch of spoiled crybabies' - as universities [tr]

    11/10/2016 12:05:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani didn't have much sympathy for young people upset over the election of Republican Donald Trump. 'The reality is they're a bunch of spoiled crybabies,' Giuliani, who may become Trump's attorney general, said this morning on 'Fox & Friends.' Giuliani was responding to reports coming from campuses that colleges are holding 'cry-ins,' bringing in therapy dogs and allowing students to play with Play-Doh or color with crayons.
  • Trumpophobia Melts SJW Snowflakes

    11/09/2016 12:29:49 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    American Conservative ^ | November 9, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    A reader at Muhlenberg College passes along this letter from the president of the school to faculty and students: To the Muhlenberg Campus Community: While the final results of the national election are not yet finally in, it is clear this is one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history. Many members of my senior staff and I have received several emails from students requesting that we cancel classes today, Nov. 9. We have also received emails from other students urging that we not cancel classes.
  • 'I Want the Desk near the Window. Plain and Simple': Student who calls herself 'A Ticking Time ...

    09/13/2016 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Cecily · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 13, 2016 | Aimee Brannen
    Friendship is unlikely to blossom in one university dorm room this semester after one of its occupants sent an aggressive list of demands to her roommates before even meeting them. The message, sent by a UCLA freshman known only as Ashly, was shared by one of its two recipients on Twitter in a post which has now been seen by thousands. One of Ashly's new roommates, 17-year-old Winnie Chen, an aspiring make-up artist from Los Angeles, took to the social media site after being left in total shock by the email which, she says, was sent because Ashly's earlier messages...
  • Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'

    05/06/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:46 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and it’s their job to confront global issues ranging from terrorism to climate change. […] “You really do look spectacular,” Kerry told the (Northeastern University) graduates. “I want you to just look around you. Classmates from every race, religion, gender, shape, size. Eighty-five countries represented and dozens of languages spoken. You are the most diverse class in Northeastern’s history. In other words, you are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.” […] A Department of State spokesman said Kerry’s comment about Trump was only a...
  • Georgetown Students Drive Pro-Life Efforts Without University Support

    Georgetown University students who attended last week's March for Life in Washington, D.C., recently told The Cardinal Newman Society that student groups at the University are finding success in driving pro-life outreach and discussion on campus despite the University's lack of support for their events and activities, or for Church teaching on life issues."I think that given a campus culture that's often hostile to pro-life views, it's extremely helpful that there exists organizations like Georgetown Right to Life," Michael Khan, president of the student-run Right to Life group, told the Newman Society. "With contraceptives allowed in dorms and faculty...
  • Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’ (2014)

    01/09/2016 1:32:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Spectator ^ | 11 November 2014 | Brendan O'Neill
    I was supposed to take part in a debate about abortion at Christ Church, Oxford. I was invited by the Oxford Students for Life to put the pro-choice argument against the journalist Timothy Stanley, who is pro-life. But apparently it is forbidden for men to talk about abortion. A mob of furious feministic Oxford students, all robotically uttering the same stuff about feeling offended, set up a Facebook page littered with expletives and demands for the debate to be called off. They said it was outrageous that two human beings ‘who do not have uteruses’ should get to hold forth...
  • Colleges update mascots, mottos, amid pressure from students

    11/19/2015 6:53:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    AP.org ^ | 11/19/15 | Colleen Binkley - AP
    OSTON (AP) -- Amherst College has turned on its mascot. Georgetown University is renaming buildings. Union College has a new motto. Faced with growing pressure from students, colleges across the U.S. are updating campus fixtures that have been deemed insensitive or outdated. Inspired by racially charged protests at the University of Missouri, students have demanded tweaks of that type among broader calls for improved treatment of minority students. Those behind the changes say they're long overdue. Critics say it's another example of coddling by American universities. Here's a look at some recent changes:
  • UK graduates are wasting degrees in lower-skilled jobs

    08/19/2015 12:50:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2015 | Katie Allen
    Over-qualification has reached saturation point, meaning money invested in education is being wasted and young people are crippled by debt, report warns.Britain’s failure to create sufficient high-skilled jobs for its rising proportion of graduates means the money invested in education is being squandered, while young people are left crippled by student debts, warns a new report. The mismatch between the number of university leavers and the jobs appropriate to their skills has left the UK with more than half of its graduates in non-graduate jobs, one of the highest rates in Europe, according to research commissioned by the Chartered Institute...
  • A Generational Storm Is Coming

    05/13/2015 8:40:08 AM PDT · by all the best · 11 replies
    Bonner & Partners ^ | May 12, 2015 | Bill Bonner
    Yesterday, we began our high-minded graduation speech to the Class of 2015. We explained how the young graduates were not only the most heavily indebted in history, but also the least likely to be able to pay their debts. Median wages have been going down since these graduates were about five years old… So have economic growth rates. Today, we continue the speech no one wants us to give… You are heirs to claptrap, nonsense, bogus theories, and trillions of dollars in debt. The systems, programs, and institutions your parents set up are mostly worthless scams. Worse, they produce outcomes...
  • Young conservatives stump for a gay-friendly GOP

    09/17/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 57 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LAURA MYERS
    Conservative Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore of Las Vegas invited a few extra guests Tuesday night to the regular pasta dinners she has for constituents. The meal was the last official stop for a group of young conservatives traveling the country — visiting battleground states such as Nevada first — as part of a $1 million campaign to get the national Republican Party to support gay marriage in its party platform in 2016. The group has been to Iowa and New Hampshire. South Carolina is the next stop. Nevada already is ahead of the curve, said Tyler Deaton, campaign manager of...
  • (Teen-Aged) Thieves Attempt Carjacking, But Can’t Get Away In A Stick Shift

    06/24/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tina Patel
    Thieves attempt carjacking, but can’t get away in a stick shift SEATTLE – A 70 year old woman is stopped by three young men with a gun right outside her Seattle home. They got her keys, but they didn’t get away with her car. That’s because when the would-be thieves got in Nancy Fredrickson’s car, they discovered it was a stick shift. None of them knew how to drive a manual, so they ended up ditching the car and running away. Nancy Fredrickson had just returned home yesterday afternoon, after buying some things at a garage sale. She was getting...
  • Fewer college grads will have jobs lined up this year: Still a bleak job market

    05/12/2014 6:32:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/12/2014 | By Jonathon Trugman
    It’s “Pomp and Circumstance” time for 1.6 million US college graduates. While members of the class of 2014 have some cause to celebrate, they also know they are a few short months away from starting to pay down their share of the $1 trillion-plus student-loan debt. The most shocking number of all is that only 17 percent of these soon-to-be grads have a job lined up, according to AfterCollege Inc., which crunches these numbers and also tries to help match employers with recent graduates. Despite our being a year further along on the road to economic recovery, this year’s 17...
  • Desperate for work, college grads become nannies

    05/04/2014 4:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 3, 2014 | Samantha Melamed
    Parents have more options as overeducated young people turn to baby-sitting. Ashley Newhall of Philadelphia has a law degree and a master's in agricultural law, and she passed the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These days, she's working with some extremely demanding and exacting clients. Most of them are less than 3 years old. Newhall's primary income source for the past few years has been baby-sitting. Parents, said Newhall, are "blown away. They're like, 'Oh my gosh! You're the most overeducated nanny I've ever had.' " But jobs are scarce, and all that education came with six-figure debt for...
  • Obama: "Most young Americans right now, they’re not covered" by health insurance [FALSE]

    03/16/2014 6:25:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politifact ^ | March 11, 2014
    "............Our ruling Obama said, "Most young Americans right now, they’re not covered" by health insurance. That’s wrong -- only about a quarter of Americans between 18 and 24 and between 25 and 34 are considered uninsured. We rate his claim False.
  • Deloitte Study Shows That Money, Not Ideology Is The Biggest Obstacle To Car Ownership

    01/17/2014 1:57:48 PM PST · by nascarnation · 32 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | Jan 17, 2014 | Derek Kreindler
    One of the main criticisms of Generation Why is the lack of hard data to support this column’s ongoing thesis: that the lack of interest in car ownership among millenials is related to economics, rather than any sort of anti-car/pro-environment/pro-urban ideological shift among young people. Now, a key study from Deloitte confirms our initial hunch: young people want cars, but cannot afford them, and the notion of a car-free future, with walking, cycling and transit replacing the automobile (whether privately owned or shared via a service like Zipcar) is an unrealistic fantasy that somehow continues to have currency. Deloitte’s annual...
  • The Millenial Boomerang

    12/31/2013 3:30:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Charlie Kirk
    A lot has been made recently of the "Pajama Boy" advertisements released by Obama's former campaign arm, “Organizing for Action”. Upon viewing the image I immediately mocked it and made fun of it. However, upon further reflection I soon realized that young people are quite literally living in a "pajama economy." We are experiencing hard economic realities where the new norm is sitting at home with our parents drinking hot chocolate and wearing pajamas well into the afternoon. Job prospects are so bad for recent graduates, and for young people in general, that we can aptly coin the term...
  • Millennials Finally Turn Against Obama, Want Recall

    12/16/2013 11:54:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    A majority of 18-to-24-year-olds now say they would recall Obama as president if they could. It is finally happening; young people who overwhelmingly supported Obama are now turning away from him in droves. The hope and change he promised never materialized, instead replaced with deteriorating conditions. A new poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that Millennial approval of Obama has dipped to the lowest ever, at 41 percent. Their dissatisfaction with Obama now mirrors the rest of the country. Similarly, 56 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 disapprove of Obamacare, compared to only 39 percent who support...
  • Haircut Deficit: Kids Living in Basements a Drag on U.S. Services Spending

    12/16/2013 12:03:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    The recession ended in mid-2009. Since then spending on services has lagged spending on durable goods by a huge margin. Why? A record number of Millennials, adults aged 18 to 32, put off household formation and stay at home to live with parents. Why? No job and/or huge college debt with no way to pay it back. The jobless rate for Americans aged 18 to 19 years old stood at 19.2%. Unemployment among 20- to 24-year-olds is 11.6 percent. In contrast, the overall unemployment rate is 7%. Kids Living in Basements a Drag on U.S. Services Spending