The Education Money Trap

And you thought I might have something scathing, sarcastic and scary to say about the terrible tax bill that the party of the deficit (which they now own) passed Friday evening. But since the horrible House tax bill will need to be reconciled with the even more horribler Senate bill, I figured I would wait a bit. Then I saw this article about education and money and how our focus on college has become even more skewed than our focus on money and how money influences our decisions. How money...

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The First Lady of Rap – Michelle Obama ‘pon de riddim – Music

I don't think the next First Lady of the United States is going to outdo Michelle Obama. I mean, can bill Clinton even rap? Video

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My Gripe With College

I can't believe I'm actually writing something negative about college only three days into my second attempt at college but, I guess there's odder things to believe. This is going to sound like just another lazy college student moaning and groaning to some but, to others I hope to understand what I'm getting at. So I started this semester off this past Tuesday with a total of five classes: Writing Comp. 101, Algebra 035, Public Speaking, Intro to Visual Art and Art History, and Intro to Mass Media...

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My Year In Review

Every time my birthday  rolls around it seems like it was just yesterday I was a year younger; time really does seem to fly. Though going from 18 to 19, it seemed like a lifetime. It's amazing that a year ago I was enjoying my summer with my girlfriend of three years. My memory is a little foggy but I'm pretty sure I spent the afternoon with her, as was the norm with me and her. We exchanged gifts, considering our anniversary landed on the same day; I got her a key necklace with a heart as it's...

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Santa Monica College Shooting Reportedly Leaves Several Wounded

Santa Monica College was placed on lockdown Friday after reports that a suspect fired a gun inside a campus building just before noon. There are several victims, including the shooter, confirmed Santa Monica police Sgt. Rudy Flores to the Associated Press. Flores also said that the police fielded several reports of a man on a street corner shooting at vehicles. In all, there are four people being treated for injuries at UCLA hospitals. Three people are receiving care at the Ronald Reagan UCLA...

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The Parenting Extremes

For as long as I can remember I've had complete freedom when it comes with what I can do with my life. My parents have rarely, if ever, said I can't do something or hang out with certain people. For as long as I can also remember, I've never met parents that are anywhere near as lenient as my parents; many of my friends parents hover over them in one way or another. My parents didn't think twice letting me drive and take my friends to play paintball If you ask my parents why they give me such...

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The Desire To Be Independent

Last night I drove my friend Kim and her sister home and got into one of the most interesting conversations I've had in quite a long time. Kim believes her boyfriend needs to become more independent from his parents as she sees them as still treating him as if he is a young kid, he is actually nineteen. He recently got a good paying job and she says that he is on his way and hopefully will become less dependent on his parents. Her sister on the other hand says that neither of them are ready to be fully...

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