The Consequences of College: Costing an Arm and a Vial of Sperm?

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It’s no secret that the cost of college tuition is going up. The headlines have been screaming “Tuition Hike” for years, and many students who entered college four years ago are graduating this year having spent much more on their education than they expected to in the beginning, or what they can expect to pay back in the struggling job market. The appeal of a college degree, however, is enough of an incentive to keep students in college regardless of the economic stress it will create after graduation. This project investigates some of the causes and effects in this complex relationship and how college is affecting our students’ morals, sanity, and wallets. Ending on a more positive note, we discuss a possible solution to end the college scandal that will appeal to all of our students.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. arthurhamner says:

    I really like the poster this group chose for their subject. The use of symbolism is quite remarkable.

  2. Mikayla says:

    Is the sugar daddy site strictly for college tuition or any financial needs?

  3. Gabi P says:

    Now that you have done this research, are you guys more hesitant about going to college and taking out loans? Do you worry more about what you will do to get tuition?

    1. Vivian Bossieux-Skinner says:

      I definitely do! The research I did specifically made me rethink slightly my choice to apply to public schools versus private ones. I’m hoping to get in somewhere that doesn’t require me to take out lots of loans, but the idea of taking out any loans is definitely worrying especially considering Emma’s research.

  4. Anneke Lau says:

    With the tuition so high and the job market so low, is it really worth it to go to college? Economically speaking.

    1. Vivian Bossieux-Skinner says:

      I’m still not sure, and we did our whole project on it! I think it’s really hard to weigh the pros and cons of this decision since you can’t predict whether you will graduate and get a job or get “lucky” (like Bill Gates, etc. we were reading about in internship) and make lots of money. If I knew whether or not I would use my degree after college it might change my mind, but I would like to have the opperitunity to go to college even if it meant having lots of loans to pay off. There is also the option of community college, which is a lot cheaper and has similar benefits.

    2. Vivian Bossieux-Skinner says:

      I’m still not sure, and we did our whole project on it! I think it’s really hard to weigh the pros and cons of this decision since you can’t predict whether you will graduate and get a job or get “lucky” (like Bill Gates, etc. we were reading about in internship) and make lots of money. If I knew whether or not I would use my degree after college it might change my mind, but I would like to have the opportunity to go to college even if it meant having lots of loans to pay off. There is also the option of community college, which is a lot cheaper and has similar benefits.

  5. Albert Williams says:

    how “much” do sugar daddies (and sugar mamas) make going to college worth it?

  6. Aaminah says:

    This groups poster is really good. It looks very realistic like it’s an original movie poster

  7. Elena Valle says:

    Honestly, I never expected a sugar daddy site for students. It was really mind blowing to learn about that, but it also gave me more of an understanding on how drastic the situation can be. It’s even more sad that students are willing to turn to crime just to pay their debts.

    1. Vivian Bossieux-Skinner says:

      Yeah, it really surprised me to learn about this as well. This is part of the reason that I agree with the point of view that there should be free public education available. Maybe this could help reduce crime?

  8. Karoline sims says:

    I like the way you had the women holding him and him holding the money

  9. junjiyangb says:

    Just wondering that why the topic education always related to the asians.

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