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The True Cost of College

Americans have become acutely aware of the cost of attending college in the past few years. Tuition and rates for the essay writing service help had been rising faster than household income even before the recession. Post-recession, income is harder to come by, savings have dwindled, and university endowments, the pool of donations that often fund professorships and scholarships, have shrunk. In a 2009 survey, 70 percent of prospective college students responded that they were changing their college plans as the result of the recession. 24 percent of students considering private colleges said they were more likely to choose a public one. 16 percent of families cited cost as the factor “most likely [to] dictate their decision.” Whether cost is the primary factor or a lesser one, the fact remains that a substantial portion of students are forgoing the best education available to them because of financial concerns.

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An Apple A Day: The Fall and Rise of Apple, Inc.

A little over a decade ago, around 1996, the world believed that Apple Computer was on its deathbed. The company lacked a marketing plan. Its less efficient computers were priced significantly higher than the competition. And by 1996, the company had fallen out of the top 5 in U.S. sales. Nearly 15 years later, on […]

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The Real Tea Party Movement

The New York Times broke a big story last month when it published its findings from a survey of Tea Party supporters. The “attitudes of those in the movement have been known largely anecdotally,” wrote Zerninke and Thee-Brenan, the authors of the exposé. The media depiction of the Tea Party hasn’t been particularly favorable, partially because the Tea Parties […]

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Application Intimidation

April is an exciting, desperately anticipated month for countless high school seniors across the country who eagerly await the bulky envelope containing that coveted acceptance letter. However, for an unfortunately large percentage of soon-to-be high school graduates, April means the end of their formal education. This phenomenon, perpetuated by financial concerns, past academic failures, and […]

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A Push for Population Control

Take a moment to think about the past week in your life. What stress, if any, did you experience? What could have been the source of that stress? The American Psychiatric Association consistently cites one sweeping cause of stress in its national and focus group studies: feeling overburdened. Now reflect on your personal responses to that feeling […]

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Green Gold

“To make [one] covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain,” wrote Mark Twain in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, an American classic. The Bush administration’s approach to marijuana makes one thing clear: it did not heed Sawyer’s advice. Drugs are often a taboo subject. Very few are willing to […]

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Healthcare is No Free Market

“Our health care system is in need of major reform, but we need to go more in the direction of free enterprise and free market principles,” said Congressman Jimmy Duncan (R-TN). Tea party supporters, vocal opponents of what they call “ObamaCare”, echo the same sentiment: health care should be a free market. Democrats have taken […]

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A Declaration of Independence

A Declaration of Independence from CollegeBoard When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to condemn the academic bonds which have connected them with another and to assume, among the rights of the Earth, the fair and just treatment to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle […]

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Why We Need Green Jobs

The recent heavy snowfall in the Washington D.C. area has given rise to some alarmingly naive comments from conservative pundits and Republican senators. America has come to expect the kind of shaky logic being used from Limbaugh, Hannity, and the rest of the conservative media cohort, but it is frankly distressing to hear Senators Jim […]

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Sleep and Teenagers

For most of us, waking up is unpleasant. The first thing we hear in the morning is a blaring alarm, or the radio turning on, or in many cases, someone walking in and yelling at us that it’s time to get up. With this type of emergence into wakefulness, it is no surprise that most […]

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