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The College Degree: Not Enough to Lead to Equal Pay for Women

The College Degree: Not Enough to Lead to Equal Pay for Women

During this year’s equal pay day, women appreciate the advances they have made as well as the road left yet to travel. Take the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act anniversary of earlier this year.  Lilly Ledbetter sued Goodyear in 1998 for discrimination when earlier in her career she discovered she was paid less than her male ...

284,000 College Graduates Employed in Minimum Wage Jobs Last Year

284,000 College Graduates Employed in Minimum Wage Jobs Last Year

While the economy may be slowly recovering, things are not so rosy for recent college graduates when it comes to job prospects: a report by the Wall Street Journal shows that 284,000 Americans with college degrees were working in jobs that only paid minimum wage in 2012. The Journal’s report, which was collated using statistics ...

Harvard Dethroned in 2013 Dream College Rankings

Harvard Dethroned in 2013 Dream College Rankings

As high school seniors eagerly await word from their desired college, The Princeton Review releases its annual dream college rankings through the “College of Hopes and Worries Survey.” The survey looks to college applicants and parents of applicants in order to gauge stress and the worries associated during the college acceptance season, as well as ...

Boston College Threatens Students Over Condom Distribution

Boston College Threatens Students Over Condom Distribution

Students hoping to promote safe sex at Boston College could face disciplinary action after being told by administrators that condom distribution goes against the institution’s Catholic values. The students in question, members of an unrecognized group called Students for Sexual Health, distributed condoms from a network of “Safe Site” dorm rooms, where students come to ...

Trade in Your Tech for the Outdoors at an Adult Summer Camp

Trade in Your Tech for the Outdoors at an Adult Summer Camp

If you’re looking to escape from the hyperconnected world this summer, you may want to consider a tech-free weekend getaway. Digital Detox, a group that runs retreats for those exhausted by technology, is offering 200 lucky individuals an opportunity to spend a fun, activity-filled weekend at a California summer camp — sans the iPhone. The ...

Student Loan Interest Rates to Double on July 1st

Student Loan Interest Rates to Double on July 1st

On July 1st, student loan rates are set to increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, effectively guaranteeing that an incoming freshman this fall will owe $5,000 more than a freshman in 2012. It’s a repeat of the same budget battle between House Republicans and President Obama that puts students in the cross-hairs, but this ...

Appy Hour: Get Flow ($30 Off)

Appy Hour: Get Flow ($30 Off)

Whether you’re working on a major project or tackling a few chores around the house, Flow makes creating, organizing, and collaborating on tasks easy. While Flow lets you run your personal life more efficiently, it also provides the platform to collaborate with others on shared tasks. Collaboration on projects is simple. You can invite friends/colleagues/classmates ...

White Student Union Plans Patrols of Towson University

White Student Union Plans Patrols of Towson University

The highly controversial White Student Union at Towson University has announced that they will begin patrols of the university with the stated goal of improving campus security. In an interview with the school’s student newspaper, the Towerlight, Matthew Heimbach, who founded the White Student Union (WSU) at Towson last fall described the purpose of the ...

Should You Bring Your iPhone to T-Mobile?

Should You Bring Your iPhone to T-Mobile?

Alongside the launch of its contract-free service plans and LTE network, T-Mobile announced it would be offering the iPhone 5 to its customers beginning April 12. The move officially brings the iPhone to all four major U.S. carriers, begging the question: Are you getting a good deal? Crunching the numbers of the other three major ...

Facebook, Why So Red?

Facebook, Why So Red?

For those of you who are a little late to the game, you’ve probably noticed that scores of Facebook profile photos were replaced by a simple red equal sign yesterday. Why, might you ask, would so many people choose this sign? What does it mean? Much like other Facebook fads, such as posting the color ...