Student Burdened with Debt: Reaching Out for Diploma

What Would You Do To Get Your Student Loans Forgiven?

An article recently published by the NY Post revealed that 39 percent of graduates would prefer to spend a week in jail if it meant that their student loan debt would be forgiven. In a study where 1,000 undergrads and 1,000 post grads were asked what they would do in order to erase their student debt completely, in addition to going to jail, 51 percent said they would shave their head and 40 percent said they would never have caffeine again. I would not hesitate to do all three. Earlier this month, A. Wayne Johnson, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, announced he will be resigning from his position and running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, hoping to propose a student loan forgiveness plan. This has become a popular topic lately as election season rolls around, with many candidates in the upcoming presidential election proposing plans to cancel student loans as

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Jump Between Failure and Success: Like Leaping from One Hill to Another

Despite the Rumors, Millenials Aren’t Afraid of Failure

While we’re part of the first generation to receive participation trophies and are suffering the results of helicopter parenting techniques, the fear of failure doesn’t plague millennials nearly as much as older generations may think. With new technology made available to us at very young ages, we’ve been given access to information more efficiently than any generations before us. With that influx of information, our creativity is given outlets to expand quicker and with less consequence. Failure is closely associated with creativity and fearlessness. To have an idea and fail at executing it is better than never having an idea at all. Tweaking and adjusting and failing again until the idea can be executed successfully makes it all the more rewarding when there is success. According to Dr. Shai Butler, this is called “Failing Forward”. It’s safe to assumed that failing backwards would mean that after experiencing failure, we give

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Person Lying Under the Boxes

The Millennial Migration Part 2: Homeward Bound

In August of 2019, I wrote an article about the Millennial Migration, spotlighting the top cities that millennials flock to, places where they can afford to rent their own apartments while also being able to pay off their student loans. Almost a year later, the whole world has changed and many of those millennials have lost their jobs, suffered pay cuts, or have been forced to abruptly adapt to a work from home culture. Recently, Washington Post published an article about how millennials are the unluckiest generation in U.S. history. I don’t disagree. Those millennials who migrated over the last few years are making the migration back in the wake of COVID-19. Instead of being confined to cramped city apartments, fearing a necessary trip to the local grocery store or dreading the rent payments they can no longer afford since so many have lost their jobs, many millennials are escaping cities and heading back

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