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College IS Worth It!

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: October 28th, 2012

It seems to me that every other article about college today is about whether it’s worth the investment. The author will do some kind of complicated math equation (anything past multiplication can be complicated to me) and come up with the answer. And it’s often no. They might look at the cost of four years at the most expensive private school in the country and the amount of debt that a kid could possibly accumulate and then compare it to the average salary that a kid could possibly make at a first job…if, of course, they could find that job.  And then they conclude that your kid should live at home and go to community college.

AND I FIND MYSELF SCREAMING NOOOOOOOOOO.  YOU’RE MISSING THE POINT!
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I’m Schmacked…Have You Seen These YouTube College Party Videos?

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: September 23rd, 2012

Remember when we partied in college? What would we do if all those pix were on video, posted on the web forever? I’m Schmacked videos chronicle the crazy drinking and partying that many of our kids enter into when they’re at college. Viewers Beware!

When we first heard about these videos, we checked them out with our eyes half closed! 

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At College. Finally!

Author: Mattie Posted: September 9th, 2012

Our first post from our new student contributor, Mattie:

Hey Old People,

This was probably the first time in my life that I wished I could skip summer vacation and start my next year of school immediately. Waiting for the fall semester was a special kind of torture – too much time for me to cycle between crazy over-confidence and wild insecurity about my social and academic abilities. Seriously, three weeks to shop, pack, and say goodbye to friends and family, and I’d be good. But alas, I can’t control the calendar.

During that waiting period I found about four million things to worry about: Will the other kids like me? Will the classes be too hard? Will I get lost on campus? Will the other kids like me? Will I gain the infamous Freshman Fifteen? Will my professors treat me like a human being? Will the other kids like me? To be honest, some of this might just be me embracing the “neurotic New Yorker” stereotype so I have something to remind me of home while I’m living as an ex-pat.
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