March 10, 2013 |
Hey college grads, are you fed up because you paid all that money for a degree and can't use it because the job market is saturated? Are you thinking about the 20-something Hail Mary pass of grad school because you don't know what else to do? Maybe you don't have to. Instead of diving deeper into college debt, let me present another option: the restaurant industry. I know, you're all thinking something like, "But I have a degree in business/philosophy/sandwiches! I'm gonna do bigger things than wait tables!"
May 6, 2014 |
Spring is traditionally a time for transformation, but actor Nate Braga takes that concept a step further than most. The 30-year-old Rochester, Minn. native - who spent six years in Chicago acting and earning a musical theater degree from Columbia College before moving to New York in 2008 - floats like a butterfly but stings like a bee in "M. Butterfly," David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning postmodern drama inspired by the Puccini opera, "Madama Butterfly. " In the show, a French civil servant falls in love...
March 21, 2012 |
Raise your hand if you have student loan debt. Oh, that's the majority of you? Color me not shocked. Like many students, I had to use a combination of scholarships and federal loans to pay for college. Some would say I was fortunate to walk away with only about $15,000 in student loan debt when I graduated. I guess that's pretty true; these days college students are averaging $25,000, according to a recent Associated Press report. It's a hefty sum a lot of students end up taking on to get an education they otherwise couldn't afford.
March 26, 2014 |
Jabari Parker and Duke: gone. Andrew Wiggins and Kansas: eliminated. As the NCAA tournament zooms into its second weekend, it will do so without two of the game's biggest stars. People will still watch, of course - March Madness is much bigger than two players. But it's uncertain whether they will be around for next year's Big Dance. Which brings us to our question: Should college basketball players leave early? STAY IN SCHOOL Take the money, right? If the opportunity to earn $507,000 (the NBA league minimum for a drafted...
October 8, 2012 |
Larry Griffin broke all kinds of unwritten rules about creating a video game development studio when he founded Cosmosaur. The recent Columbia College graduate and three former classmates started the company with almost no money or industry connections. They chose to stay in Chicago, which is hardly on par with Silicon Valley when it comes to tech opportunities. To top it off, their first project is a quirky, difficult-to-market PC game about an intern who runs thankless errands on the moon.
September 11, 2012 |
Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can't help but point out it seems like Chicago's great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but pay a public school teacher for the extra time she's being asked to work? There's just no money in the budget! Times are hard! Yet more importantly Chicago's situation speaks to the systemic failure of American education, the bipartisan de-revolution, which is totally obvious, empirically proven,...