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Clark Connects With Candidate

Editor’s Note: The Independent has reached out to Congresswoman Herrera-Beutler and Jim Moeller for a face-to-face interview.  We are still waiting for a time to sit down with the Congresswoman and the candidate, and will publish our interviews once we have conducted them. 1,067 more words


You Will Graduate, You Will Buy Health Insurance, You Will Mortgage Your Home, You Will Climb The Corporate Ladder, You Will Die

I am the college graduate who leases a new Volkswagon Jetta. I admire the summer days I can detail and wax my silver four-door in front of my carport. 464 more words

Social Criticism

Hey Graduate! What's Next for Your Student Loans?

College commencement was fun, wasn’t it? It’s the only time in higher education when we celebrate academic achievement with all the gusto of a football victory. 492 more words

College Loans

Summer Internships: A Problematic Paradox

“If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay, the beast eats you.” – Portuguese proverb

Without question, the most critical part of a college student’s career is the readiness for the post-graduation job market. 786 more words


Nolan Bushnell

I look for coffee and find Nolan Bushnell, inventor of Atari

It’s that time of day. I am at SXSW and I need coffee. Wandering at large in the upper floors of the convention center,  I see a lounge, one of the corporate sponsored hangout rooms where people sit, recharge their phones, send work emails, and nap. 1,143 more words


Why Unpaid Internships are Inherently Classist

I recently had an interview for an internship with an environmental company I really admired. They needed someone to run their social media, write blog posts, create and edit videos and a handful of other media related responsibilities. 1,517 more words


Are Employers All That Bothered About Hard Skills Anymore?

We live in exciting times. The unemployment rate is down from its peak in 2010 (though it’s still too high). And more and more people are being funneled through the college system. 750 more words

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