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

Works Cited

Bady, Aaron. “Caution Icon Attention.” Public Universities Should Be Free. Aljazeera America, 19 Nov. 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.

This article was very helpful because if offered a point of view from a journalist with knowledge of a local school, UC Berkeley. This seemed particularly relevant and the argument was well laid out. Author Aaron Bady called attention to many details that were useful in my own investigation. The source may have some bias because of the author’s background in liberal thinking, but it seemed otherwise reliable and unbiased. This source helped me articulate and understand what is wrong with the current system and how it could be fixed.

Chomsky, Noam. “Noam Chomsky on Student Debt and Education.” Chomsky. Chomsky, 27 Feb. 2013. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.

I used this site to glean ideas from Noam Chomsky and his interviewers on why the College system is now the way it is. He has many strong views on education and corruption in the system. This link was really helpful to me because it showcased a strong view on the point of view my article showcases. Chomsky’s ideas were very in line with what I was looking for to represent in the narrative.

Crowley, Amy-Jo. “‘I Live Largely off Tesco Value Noodles’: Students Turning to Gambling and Volunteering as Medical Guinea Pigs.” This Is Money. Associated Newspapers Ltd, 4 Jun. 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.

An article source talking about a few more avant-garde methods students are using to pay for their high tuition costs: Becoming a guinea pig for trial experiments and gambling. Very helpful because it included two methods in one source and introduced Gambling as a new method I had not heard of. It was an interesting insight and helped spice up my narrative.

Dolmetsch, Chris, and Karen Freifeld. “Five Columbia Students Charged With Selling Drugs on Campus.” Bloomberg, 7 Dec. 2010. Web. 19 Jan. 2014.

An article discussing a few students that were charged for selling drugs on their college campus. This article helped broaden my knowledge of other unorthodox ways people feel they need to use to avoid debt. In the article one of the convicted students stated in the article that they were only trying to pay for their tuition. This wasn’t the most helpful source but there wasn’t many recorded articles on college students selling illegal substances to pay for their tuition.

Dugas, Christine. “Graduates Saddled with Debt, Student Loans Can’t Easily Turn to Bankruptcy.” USA Today. Ganet Company, 15 May 2009. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

This article focused on how hard it is to get rid of student debt, and how it is next to impossible to declare bankruptcy as a college graduate with loans. It had a ton of facts that I needed to use as evidence for my article. It seemed less biased than many of the other articles I read.

Edwards, Jim. “How This Never-Been-Kissed MIT Nerd Built A $10 Million ‘Sugar Baby’ Dating Empire.” Business Insider. Business Insider, 27 Apr. 2012. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

This source was one of the best articles that visually laid out a timeline and explanation of Brandon Wade’s progression from college to becoming a successful millionaire. It had helpful subheadings that helped better my knowledge of Sugar Dating. This article was one of the only visual representatives that covered as much informations as the video interviews did on both Wade and Sugar Dating websites in one source. I found this extremely helpful when working on my case study, it didn’t come off as too biased and provided a wealth of useful material.

“Student Loan Debt Clock.” FinAid. FinAid, n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2014

I used this source for writing about college tuition increases and how that increase compares to increases in other consumer goods and such. I only used it for statistics on loan debt and college price change versus changes in price in other things (in the same time span).

Hodges, Dave. “The College Industrial Complex.” The Common Sense Show. Dave Hodges, 1 June 2013. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

I used this article to learn and write about debt slaves. It also talked about how the college prices are now an attack on the middle class. ItWorks Cited was helpful as a reference to what the argument I was representing believes: College can be a sham. It was very central to my article.

Jacobs, Peter. “America’s REAL Most Expensive Colleges.” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 10 July 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.

This article was used for a quick statistic to find the highest college tuition could be per semester. Very helpful, but only used to create a range that tuition could be. If I had the highest tuition could be then all that this article was missing was the lowest it could be, which I then had to find other sites to satisfy that statistic.

Johannsen, C. Cryn. “The Ones We’ve Lost: The Student Loan Debt Suicides.” The Huffington Post., 02 July 2012. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.

This article was about suicides or thoughts about suicide from college students. Most students who thought about suicide were in despair because of debt or had pure rage for their money predicament and wanted to make a statement to the “Capitol”. It was a really good article because it showed how college students felt on the whole situation. I used it for personal anecdotes.

Khalfani-Cox, Lynnette. “Student Loan Repayment Options for Federal and Private Loans.” AOL Inc, 14 Apr. 2011. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

I used this website for personal stories from college graduates about how their student loan debt overpowered them. Many of the graduates had their greatest repercussions much later in life. It was very similar to “The Ones We’ve Lost: The Student Loan Debt Suicides.” It was really intense and good to use for emotional appeal arguments.

Kurtz, Annalyn. “Job Search: One Year and Counting…” CNNMoney. Cable News Network, 04 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.

This is a narrative-like article written by a woman named Annalyn Kurtz about a woman named Lena Rouse. Rouse had been laid off of her last job and finding a new one with her qualifications was beginning to seem unacheivable. After submitting over a hundred job applications she found that she was was getting responses telling her that she was “overqualified” for the job positions that were readily available. She serves as an example of the problems with our job market today, and this article can be accessed through the Divestment, Debt, Dice and Drugs” narrative.

Kusler, Don. “Should Public Colleges Be Free? Yes.” Denver Post. The Denver Post, 5 Oct. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.

This article is by Don Kusler and is interesting to me because of the way it presented the data. There are many examples to back up the assertions Kusler makes, and some of the quotes I used came from this article. This article talked about the reform Oregon is trying to implement which was useful to read about. This source probably contains some bias because the author, Don Kusler, is the executive director of Americans for Democratic Action. However, Kusler makes some interesting points that seem to be relatively unbiased.

Muntean, Marisa. “Students Sell Sperm, Eggs to Pay Bills.” Vermont Cynic. MTV Networks, 13 Oct. 2003. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.

This article is a good insight into the donation of sperm and eggs for money. They deal with how much money people receive and cover a tidbit on college students who are using this as a way to pay for tuition costs. This was a helpful source because it was a quick and interesting read with some useful information.

Pickoff-White, Lisa. “KQED.” KQED News Fix. KQED News, 18 July 2012. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.

This article had some information that was useful in my research; it contained easy to read graphs and statistics that I needed to complete my narrative. It too seemed particularly relevant since it was about the University of California and California State Universities.

Reich, Robert. “Robert Reich (The Attack on American Education).” Robert Reich (The Attack on American Education). Robert Reich, 22 Dec. 2010. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.

This post by Robert Reich was helpful because it was a direct personal opinion piece backed up by facts and statistics. This was particularly helpful for me since it solidified what I had read elsewhere about Robert Reich’s opinion on education reform. There is definitely some bias here, but also lots of credibility since Reich served in the Ford and Carter administrations and as the United States Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton from 1993-1997. I have seen his film “Inequality for All” as well, and both the film and this post helped me understand his opinions.

Sheehy, Kelsey. “10 Low-Cost Public Colleges for In-State Students.” US News. U.S.News & World Report, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.

Helpful for completing a statistic range of college tuition rates ranging from the lowest to the highest. Although, this is specific to public college it still serves the same purpose because it is a form of college cost. Besides one college in Kentucky with a semesterly rate of $1040 dollars the rough estimate of the lowest tuition could be at $4000 came from this helpful source.

Sheehy, Kelsey. “10 Most, Least Expensive Private Colleges and Universities.” US News. U.S.News & World Report, 10 Sept. 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.

This article was used to help generalize a range of the lowest to the highest tuition could cost per semester. It provided a range of tuition costs from various types of schools such as private schools and universities. This was a helpful source with interesting, useful data.

Smart, Christopher. “Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’ Still a Political Battlefront | The Salt Lake Tribune.” The Salt Lake Tribune. Media News Group, 20 Jan. 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.

This recently published article gave an in depth albeit brief description of how prevalent poverty is in America today. It covers all of our recent recession transitions, evolution of food stamps and other government distributed benefits, and an analysis of the decline yet ever-present poverty in America. This was helpful to understand the not only college debt circumstances but the social structure around it all.

Taibbi, Matt. “Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal.” Rolling Stone Politics. Rolling Stone, 15 Aug. 2013. Web. 14 Jan. 2014.

I used this source for opinions and quotes on how college tuition is corrupt and why it is now at high as it is. It was a really informative (and biased) article on why college is bad and who is benefiting from the high prices. Altogether, this is probably the most helpful article I used. It was chock full of really good quotes and had a lot of raw feeling put into it, which is what I was looking for.

Touryalai, Halah. “Student Loan Problems: One Third Of Millennials Regret Going To College.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 22 May 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.

A short excerpt of why one-third of graduated students are regretting going to college. They say that they took out too many loans right off the bat without thinking of future consequences. With spiked interest rates they now owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. This was helpful to understand why some young adults choose to avoid the college debt scandal and all the stress.

Woodruff, Mandi. “7 College Graduates Whose Lives Were Wrecked By Student Loan Debt.” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 06 June 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

I used this site for quotes from students whose lives were wrecked by college debt. They had some very intense stories that fit perfectly with my topic. It built on the other two articles about how students lives were ruined. Altogether, those three articles built a very personal standpoint from unhappy college students and graduates.

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