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Graduation rate decreases while college debt increases

Graduating from college is a very momentous occasion in our lives. It is a time, when we take everything that we have learned from professors and translate it into actual a career that eventually helps realizing the American Dream. However, for the average college student the American dream has become elusive because graduates are drowning in tuition debt.

According to a study reported on PBS, between the years of 1985 to 2005 the average cost of tuition and expenses for college has increased by more than 400 percent. The issue of student tuition debt has been a major topic of debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, the republican candidate on the campaign trail.

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Trayvon Martin: A victim of racial profiling?

On February 26 in Sanford, Fl, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking to his father’s fiancée’s house with a bag of skittles and a can of ice tea he never made to his destination .28-year-old the “ Neighborhood Watch Captain” George Zimmerman  shot and killed Martin under the guise of self- defense.

Zimmerman has still not been arrested for the murder.  The Sanford Police claimed their inability to charge him un light of the Florida’s infamous Stand your Ground Law. From the time of Martin’s death until now public figures like the Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and President Barack Obama have voiced their concern about this tragedy . Protestors across the country including Cleveland rallied with picket signs and skittles in honor of Martin.

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Enough with the negative ads- differentiate or get out

This tech fan has had it with the marketing campaigns of certain technology manufacturers, who treat what is supposed to be competition to provide better quality service to the customer as some sort of political slug-fest, complete with passive-aggressive jabs at each other at every turn imaginable.

It started, it would seem, with Apple.

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