Monthly Archives: February 2020

4 Cheap On-Campus Date Ideas to Try at Indiana State University

I’ve got too much money and free time to know what to do with … said no Indiana State student ever (except for ones who find their Indiana State off-campus housing via College Pads … hint hint). Being broke goes hand in hand with being a college student. Unfortunately for us, dating someone new can be pretty expensive. Almost every first date idea includes dinner, drinks, or some kind of pricey activity – sure, you can go Dutch on the bill (it’s 2020 after all) but that doesn’t mean that coughing up the dough is going to be any easier.

But, what if we told you that you can still go on fun dates in Terre Haute (dramatic pause) that don’t require you to take out another student loan?

No, we’re not pulling your leg – there are actually fun dates you can go on that won’t break your bank. We’ve created a list of things to do on-campus at Indiana State University that are fun AND budget conscious.

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Five of the Most Instagrammable Spots in Tucson

It’s been said that there are three versions of you. We don’t know who said that, but they said it and they are wrong. According to Dr. Dolly Parton and her breakthroughs in human psychology, there are actually four versions of you: The LinkedIn You, Facebook You, The Tinder You, and more importantly – The Instagram You.

The Instagram You is the best version of yourself. It’s the version of you that makes everyone think you’re living your best life 24/7 … when in actuality most of the time you’re as hungover and lost as the rest of us. But in the spirit of keeping the illusion going, we’ve created a list of the best spots in Tucson to snap a few pics for your Gram (when you’re not looking for an apartment near the University of Arizona.)

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The Diminishing Value of a Degree

What’s the value of a degree? It’s tough to say exactly, but it certainly isn’t what it once was.

The message of necessity with regard to college is reinforced from the first day of elementary school to high school graduation. You must go to college. Without a college degree, you’ll be in trouble. It still holds true that college graduates typically have more earning power than those who don’t graduate college, but the rate of return on a degree isn’t what it once was.

Nationally, the cost of education is rising far faster than the expected salary of college graduates. Hear recent grads complaining about their loans? The complaints are only going to get louder and extend longer given the current trend.

No one denies that tuition and fees have exploded over the past decade. Every state is fighting the same battle.

We analyzed tuition and fees at four-year public schools nationally against the median salary for college graduates and found a troubling trend. Students are paying far more for their degrees without the same rate of return on salary once they graduate. We found the percentage of tuition and fees against the expected salary after graduation in 2005 and then compared it to 2015. Below is a reflection of the change in the percentage of tuition and fees over that 10-year span.
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