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Twentysomethings: "STUCK"

Posted by Billy Faires on October 20, 2011

"we had a PC education—people tried to hide from us as long as possible that not everyone is equal
we were told we all have a fair chance of making it
that’s just not so
and we’re starting to realize that"

A piece this week in New York Magazine entitled "The Kids Are Actually Sort of Alright" is eye-opening and depressing, and the author was interviewed yesterday on "Morning Joe." (Warning: The author is a 20-something in New York writing about 20-somethings; ergo, her article contains numerous expletives.)

Forty-five percent of young adults (ages 16-29) are currently unemployed, the highest percentage since World War II, according to the article. If you are a current college student, consider your roommate. Statistically speaking, one of you won't have a job -- possibly for years -- after you graduate, but you'll likely have plenty of debt.

This is the environment into which this current generation of students must trudge, and there is a lot of (understandable) hand-wringing about the parent/educator part in it.

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Topics: decisions, economy, college, education, goals, Posts from the Ridge, spotlight

Keep Going

Posted by Student Contributor on March 25, 2011

By DAVID RESTAINO '11

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Topics: boys, decisions, community, failure, First Person, persistence, The Runway Perspective (Seniors), support, Upper School Life

The Ten-Minute Walk

Posted by Faculty Contributor on September 09, 2010

During a free period at the end of May, I walked from the Dining Hall to the house just outside campus which would become my residence in August.  The air had lost most of its spring luster; the close of another school year was imminent.  Standing on the porch that I knew would become my porch, I fished the cell phone from my messenger bag and checked the time. 11:55.  I walked down the steps, turned right, then left, and headed across campus.  When I arrived at the door of the Caldwell Writing Center, I checked the cell phone again. 12:05.

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Topics: boarding school, decisions, Caldwell Writing Center, college essays, First Person, students, teachers, Upper School Life

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