Just a little more than two years ago, I returned to the U.S. after serving 27 months in South America as a Peace Corps volunteer. During that time, this country was in the middle of the largest recession since the Great Depression. I knew I could either enter the workforce as an underemployed, underpaid subordinate, or go back to...Opinion
Having been a bartender a few years ago, I can tell you that there is definitely a right way and a wrong way for patrons to act in a bar. The right way not only makes your overall bar experience more enjoyable, but the right way also ensures that you will get the best service possible from your bartender. The wrong way, however, will...Opinion
Well, it is that time of year again. Time for us to start searching the internet, pilfering our friends’ and relatives’ closets, and rummaging through the local Goodwill in order to find just the right Halloween attire for this year’s festivities. Of course, in the end, you want your outfit to be unique and original, but at the...Opinion
After 16 tumultuous days of political unrest, Senate leaders Mitch McConnell,R-Ky., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., finally came to an agreement on a measure that ended the partial government shutdown of 2013. The 17 percent of furloughed government employees can now go back to work, national parks and monuments can reopen to the public and...Opinion
Buying college textbooks, as most of us can agree, is not something we do with alacrity at the start of a new semester. We all hope the teacher will assign as few textbooks and supplementary manuals as possible, and we also hope that any mandatory textbooks are readily available in used, overstock quantities. Foremost, we hope this...Opinion
As I sit and debate with myself the best way to begin an article that would not even begin to scratch the surface of explaining the trouble with the U.S. education system, I become aware of the fact that I have been staring at Karl Weber’s book cover of “Waiting for ‘Superman’” for the past half hour without making any headway....Opinion
For the better half of the past decade, companies have had the advantage of filling available positions with overqualified applicants due to a flooded job market created by the 2008 recession.
As companies have been able to take their pick of the litter for even the most menial positions, many young and inexperienced job seekers have...Opinion
The four-year college graduate is not impossible to find, but studies show that you are more likely to bump into a five- or six-year college graduate than someone who completed his or her education in four years. The National Center for Education Statistics website posted a 2011 study by the Digest of Education Statistics stating that...Opinion
As a soon-to-be college graduate, I am concerned about my future occupational prospects. I am concerned because I know that highly coveted and sought-after college degrees no longer guarantee employment. According to the Associate Press, based on research gathered from “2011 Current Population Survey data by Northeastern University...Opinion
According to EDUCAUSE, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the proliferation of information technology, citizen media (or citizen journalism) is defined as the “wide range of activities in which everyday people contribute information or commentary about news events.” Because citizen media is comprised of commentary from...