Category Archives: Loans

Posts having mostly to do with student debt and financial burdens, and less to do with music.

Is Journalism Grad School Worth It?

A Masters degree in journalism is not cheap. Couple that with the fact that the industry is low-paying, very crowded, and rapidly changing, and what you have is a pretty complex career path. A friend of mine recently graduated from UC … Continue reading

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A burrito, a power nap, and some Adderall

This is a story about a time I traded a $3 burrito for an Adderall pill. It’s also about a realization I had one year later, after taking a power-nap in an office bathroom stall. It was 2006, and the … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Thou dot com

I just stumbled across a Huffington Post article about a Northeastern student who took out $200,000 in loans and has since created a site dedicated to collecting online donations to pay off the debt. Her name is Kelli Space and … Continue reading

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The next great American crisis

The following column from MIT’s newspaper compares the housing bubble’s burst with what may be soon to happen with the student loan situation. It makes sense: More and more and more kids are graduating with debt they can’t afford to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Overeducated and underemployed

This 15-minute documentary explores the worth of a college degree in modern society. I strongly recommend watching it: “In 1940, 1 out of every 20 American adults had a bachelors degree. Today, more than 1 in 4 does.” A Generation … Continue reading

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The problem with over-glamorizing college

College in America has been over-glamorized, and the effects have been damaging to the country. Consider two issues we currently face: • Millions of kids, fresh out of university, are jobless and deep in debt with student loans. • Our … Continue reading

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Huffington Post Blogging

I’m now blogging for the College section of the Huffington Post, and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll continue taking the same approach to this blog by sharing daily stories and posting articles I find interesting, but I’ll save the … Continue reading

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