Liz Warren was young once. Liz Warren was considered “poor,” once. I’m the beneficiary of a full Pell grant, so me too. Our stories have a similar beginning, who knows if they will have a similar end. All I know is that beyond policy or party, it has been a tremendous honor to support her over the past few months. And even though it is hard to imagine that her campaign is ending despite so much promise, nevertheless, we persist.
The jokes about hungry students are partially a commentary on the price of a college education —there’s no money for food when you have to make a loan payment every month — but something that started out as lighthearted might not be so funny after all.
Some students grow up dreaming about how they will spend their college years: studying on the quad, proudly wearing their school colors at football games, and eventually walking across the stage at graduation. They wonder if will they go to college in their hometown, where mom and dad did, or if they will go somewhere out of state. But for many students, these thoughts will remain dreams forever.
Syllabus week — the best time of the semester for many students who welcome the opportunity to zone out in lecture, skip discussion and go out without any next-day consequences. next-day consequences. Oftentimes, professors repeat the same policies we’ve heard before. No, I don’t know yet if the final will be cumulative. No, you cannot use your laptop in this class.
Combine a willingness to accept her identities with social media savvy, and the Democratic Party has itself a new darling. Honestly, it’s hard to resist: Ocasio-Cortez combines the razor-sharp wit of a millennial with political smarts (enough to topple Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives) so well that it’s hard to tell whether you want to be her best friend or if you want her to be president.
Though the event that prompted McAdams v. Marquette occurred in 2014, the Wisconsin Supreme Court case it led to last week has the making of a typical story in 2018: ideological charge, selective interpretation of the facts, and peculiar characters. The case pits Dr. John McAdams, a former associate professor of political science, against Marquette University.
How many times have you overheard a conversation that went like this: Student 1: I wrote five pages of my paper last night; I didn’t get home from the library until after midnight. Student 2, smugly smiling: Oh yeah?