Posts in category "Cost"

Commuting in Chicago: The Loyola Perspective

Commuting in Chicago: The Loyola Perspective
When I tell someone I’m a commuter, most of the time they say something like, “Oh… I’m sorry.” I’m a freshman at Loyola University Chicago, and commute a half hour each way from home (with my parents) to school. Commuting from home was financially much more practical than living in a dorm and, coming from a... Read more »

Working Out On A College Schedule (And Budget)

Working Out On A College Schedule (And Budget)
I am a student, and that occupation can often seem more frustrating than rewarding. To begin, students are generally busy- between schoolwork, actual work and extracurricular activities, cramming a social life, downtime and working out into a 24/7 week gets to be a little stressful. In addition, there are a lot of expenses that come... Read more »

Lollapalooza: Cheap Ways To Enjoy The Concert

Lollapalooza: Cheap Ways To Enjoy The Concert
Some time between March 27th when three day passes went on sale, and May 29th when Lollapalooza tickets sold out, you shelled out anywhere between $95 and $230 to gain access to the largest music festival of the summer. That’s a lot of cash. Of course with headliners like Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers... Read more »
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Does Money And Career Trump All For Young Women Today?

Does Money And Career Trump All For Young Women Today?
Move over social work and teaching: today’s women are looking for careers that put a little more in the bank. A study from Pew Research Center revealed 66 percent of 18- 34-year-old women say being successful in a high paying career is one of the “most important” or “very important” things in their lives. This... Read more »

Student Loan Debt For Senior Citizens And Second Graders?

Student Loan Debt For Senior Citizens And Second Graders?
Recent college graduates dealing with student loan debt: think you got it bad? Wait until you’re 60. Or the parent of an elementary school student. In an article posted today, the Washington Post reports that Americans over the age of 60 account for $36 billion of the current total loan balance and 10 percent of... Read more »

Weekly News Crunch, Wk.5

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The Weekly News Crunch is a video published weekly by ChiU Contributor, Michelle Kingston, who brings forth one international story, one national, one Chicago story, one college story, and one story she found personally interesting within the week. Like what you see? Then follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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Online Campus: Six Links That Will Make You Think

Online Campus: Six Links That Will Make You Think
This week, the internet has been buzzing over college.  Check out these links and get the conversation going: NPR reports that college costs are going up, according to a College Board report released on Tuesday This OpEd from WaPo says that NCAA athletes should be allowed to major in “sports” According to the WSJ, 90′s... Read more »

Birthday Presents On A College Budget

Birthday Presents On A College Budget
In college, money takes on a whole new meaning. Every quarter means another load of laundry, every dollar means staying caffeinated for the rest of the day and things you always took for granted seem to cost the price of a Lamborghini. Case in point: Birthdays.  Birthdays circa 2nd grade meant awesome themes, gift bags... Read more »

A College Degree For $10K?

As the 2012 presidential elections grow closer each day, it’s no surprise that candidates have made some crazy promises in order to gain the spotlight and potential voters. Gov. Rick Perry, who is in the running for a presidential bid, has certainly made a name for himself in this way, refusing to silence his outspoken... Read more »
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