Author: Madison O’Brien

How the Recession Affected Economics and College Majors

An old problem has reappeared in the United States. China, who imported 8.79 million barrels of crude per day in July, up from a four-year low in June but still 9.5% less than the previous year. This is a concern because the US oil price has risen as much as China’s, and oil demand for 2022 is expected to rise by 1.8 million barrels per day year on year to 99.7 million barrels per day, just short of pre-pandemic highs. Brent crude futures were up 81 cents to $95.73 per…

Colleges Are Now Adjusting Their Tuition and Fees to Account For Inflation as a Result of the COVID-19 Effect.

Historical Inflation Rates in the United States Since the end of the gold standard in 1973, the US economy has experienced consistent inflation with occasional spikes. The most recent increase is the one we are currently witnessing in 2022. To combat the recession caused by COVID-19, the US government has provided a series of subsidies, resulting in unprecedented inflation in modern US history. Natural resource prices are rising daily, exacerbated by the Russo-Ukrainian war in early 2022, and inflation is now projected to be 8.6 percent in May and 9.1…

Colleges Are Offering Scholarships To Low-income Students, but This Could Be a Scam

Nowadays, a wide range of scholarship programs are available to college students through their school’s financial aid office, the Department of Labor’s website, or through private scholarship services, among other places. Colleges are now offering new scholarships to students. Colleges are now offering new scholarships to help college students financially; Catawba College, for example, has announced 28 new scholarships. According to WBTV, the 28 new scholarships were either created or increased to Presidential level with a $150,000 endowment level and are awarded to Catawba’s top merit students. Abby Walter, a…

More Colleges Are Becoming LGBTQ-friendly, Accepting the LGBTQ Community

Title IX, the most well-known law enacted by President Richard Nixon on June 23rd, 1972, for gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campuses, is now celebrating its 50th anniversary – applying to athletics, employments, discrimination, admission, classroom, sexual assault, and violence on campuses. According to the Trevor Project, 45 percent of LGBTQ youth have seriously considered suicide by 2021, with 14 percent having attempted suicide. Along with suicidal thoughts and attempts, 73% of LGBTQ youth reported anxiety, and 58% reported depression. 73 percent of LGBTQ youths have…

Important Information That Few Parents or College Applicants Were Aware Of

High school students are frequently concerned about their current level of college preparation and struggle to find outside assistance. College students have also gone through the process of beginning the next chapter of their lives, having experienced both failure and success, prior to high school students applying for colleges and sharing their own experiences of either how they got into college or must-know daily hacks at college. According to USA Today, Sydni Smith, a Pennsylvania graduate from East Stroudsburg South High School, has shared special and outstanding advice after receiving…

Teachers Are Burned Out and on the Verge of Leaving the Classroom

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting not only parents and students, but also educators at school, causing them to become burned out, resulting in a significant increase in teachers leaving and retiring from the education field. According to Roseangela Mendoza, a middle school social studies teacher at Ethical Community Charter School in New Jersey, who spoke to The 74, teachers are now at a burnout stage due to parents asking teachers what to do with their children and asking them to put in extra time and work to finish work –…

Why Are Schools Unable To Address the Bullying Problem, and What Should Be Done?

The video of a White student putting a headlock on an Indian student went viral online, infuriating many netizens. On May 11th, at Coppell Middle School North in Texas, a 14-year-old Indian middle schooler, Shaan Pritmani was assaulted and eventually choked, and netizens were outraged that he received three days of suspension while the assaulter received one. “The school can preach all it wants that they’re antibullying and place it on their website, but they are sending a message to this kid and the rest of the student body that…

School Shooting, Are Schools Really Safe?

On May 25th, a tragic shooting occurred at Robb Elementary School in South Texas, killing two adults and 19 children. Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old gunman, was suspected of being a high school student in the surrounding area. According to Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), speaking to CNN, a Uvalde school district police officer mentioned Ramos emerging from the vehicle with a rifle and body armor on. Texas DPS has now revealed that the door was closed but unlocked, allowing the gunman to easily enter the…

What Is Excelsior Scholarship and Is It Really Beneficial?

What is Excelsior Scholarship? The “Free College” Program has gotten a lot of attention from students who are struggling with the complicated financial aid system. In 2017, Governor Cuomo promised to provide Excelsior scholarship to provide tuition-free college – the first program that covers training for New York’s public faculties and universities – for households earning up to $125,000 per year, with the program expected to benefit up to 640,000 New Yorkers, covering any tuitions that were previously not covered by other types of financial aid. Thanks to New Yorks’s…

Is College Really Worth It? It’s Not What You Think It Is

“The proportion of young people enrolled in school remained relatively low in the last half of the 19th century,” according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), “but the beginning of the twentieth century saw sustained increases in enrollment rates for both white and minority children.” Despite declines in the traditional college-age population, the number of bachelor’s degree holders continued to rise during the 1980s. “College does not matter,” philosophy is certainly unappealing to Americans from the mid to late twentieth century, but it is notably attracting a lot of…