Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Basically what I'm getting at is that Twilight is going to help the economy with all of the spending that will be going on. The tickets, merchandise, and food that will be sold will help out the Thearres and everyone.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Big College Scam? For all us seniors busily filling out college applications, waiting to see which fine institution of higher learning will accept us, the future may not be as bright as we think. According to Mr. Kelly’s article, we are all buying into the myth that a college degree will assure us a brilliant career. This, however, is not the case. Apparently what the majority of college graduates can look forward to will be large debt loans and minimal job opportunities. Tuition and fee costs at most colleges and universities have far outpaced the median family income in recent years and continue to do so. In turn, students are amassing loan debts that currently are at levels of more than $1 trillion dollars. Perhaps the debt is climbing higher because students are taking longer to finish degree programs, thus incurring a higher debt load. Graduates are having difficulty in retaining gainful employment. Who is to blame? According to the article, the blame needs to fall on the entire education system. It seems that as the amount of money spent per student continues to rise, the educational level of the average high school and college graduate continues to fall. An additional trigger to the rising cost of education is, of course, governmental “help”. As with all areas touched by government interference, there has been an increase in the red tape which students must navigate. Since the cost of college tuition cannot continue to outpace family income, the government wants to step in and “bail” the student loan industry. Does shifting the burden from the student to the taxpayer without overhauling the system make any sense?
People always say that money can't buy anything, but we know that we can't do much without money. Gas, food, cell phones, and all kinds of bills we have to pay months and months. But I think one of the most expensive things is education. Average Americans earn $42,000 a year if they have a job, but tuition for a lot of colleges passed $50,000. So unless students got scholarships, it is really difficult for a student from an average family to go to college.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Are you looking for wide open spaces, starry nights, and long cold winters? Then North Dakota may be the place for you. Along with all the stereotypical pictures that come to mind about North Dakota, the least obvious would be an environment rich in jobs. But, that is exactly the case and, up to now, a well kept secret. As the nation overall is currently experiencing the highest unemployment rates, in our recent history , North Dakota has the lowest rate at just 1.5% along with a large inventory of jobs needing to be filled. The major employers are in the oil industry fueled by the enormous oil supply provided by the Bakken oil formation. Employers are willing to offer salaries ranging the 6 figure area for people with little experience and there is no need for a college education just to fill existing vacancies. But, the demand for workers far exceeds the supply. The oil boom has caused a need for employees in not only the oil industry but in all other areas. Oil workers will need places to live, eat, and shop , and there is definitely a shortage of all. But job seekers beware! Along with high paychecks, be prepared for long hours, a housing shortage, extreme winter conditions , and high prices. And, the secret is out. Just recently, one of the new “primetime” magazine television programs showcased the city of Williston, N.D. and its booming economy.
Girls like to do their nails, so some of them go get their nails done regularly . There are a lot of Nail Salons in the US, but they are kind of expensive. But why do people still go ? I think one of the reasons is that when girls get pretty nails, those nails can make them really happy and feel satisfied. Also, for girls who don't go to Nail Salons but still love to have pretty nails, they can go get nail polish and do nails themselves. Some girls even have huge collections of nail polish. There are all different kinds of brands for Nail Polish, so girls can always find cheaper substitutions. So satisfaction helps economy move, when consumers feel satisfied whenever they bought something from a store, they will probably go back to that store again or tell theirs friends to go. In today's economy , if the government only think about how to improve the economy but not how to increase the desire of consumers, it will be kinda hard to help the economy.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
So throughout the first semester of school, I have dropped my Ipad several times, it has hit desk legs, tumbled down stairs, landed on concrete and has been hit by a fist fuelled by 170 pounds of force and a D is Spanish. Though the amazement of it still working amuses me, I would love a screen that would NOT be cracked/shattered to improve the awesomeness of the device. So I call up Apple to see how much it would be to repair a cracked screen, and Apple (after a set appointment) will usually do a repair for $150. Why the triple digit price? Apple designed the screen and the base of the tablet to be connected together, making it even more a pain to replace not just the screen but the super nice aluminum case holding all the goodness together too.