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The 40-hour work week needs to go

The 40-hour work week needs to go

Josie Jeffries, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The Dolly Parton song “Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’” from the 80s sure made it known that working for 40 hours a week was the norm back then. However, times have changed since then, and not in the way we want them to. In 2014,  work studies showed that most people worked 47 to 50 hours a week. ...

School and work: an economy of horus

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015

School can be challenging enough as it is, but when a full-time, or even part-time job is thrown into the mix, a student’s semester can suddenly become an exercise in creeping deadlines and chronic exhaustion. I started my first real job three years ago, out of necessity. Turns out, mowing lawns didn’...

Think of the future: spoil your kids

Shannon Hall

May 2, 2013

While many students have to take out loans, I don’t. My parents pay for my tuition. I know - I’m a spoiled-rotten child. While at college, I’ve come to realize that I owe my parents a great deal: my car, my tuition, my life. Yes, I’m spoiled - and I acknowledge it. But they also made me rea...

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