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Free education – fact or fiction?

Fact! Education used to be for the fortunate few. No more! Libraries The first public libraries were often started with a donation, or were bequeathed to parishes, churches, schools or towns. These social and institutional libraries formed the base of many academic and public library collections of today. Libraries offer a wealth of information both…

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Bartering – exchanging goods and services without money

What is bartering? According to Wikipedia. In trade, barter is a system of exchange where participants in a transaction directly exchange goods or services for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money Bartering has been around for a very long time – since hunters exchanged game for a spear point with a flint knapper and farmers exchanged wheat for fish with a…

Domestic Abuse – A survivor’s story

By Cassandra When I was 14 years old I convinced my grandmother to bring me to the mall. She probably shouldn’t have, as I was grounded at the time, but I had been grounded for a year straight and she took pity on me. Because I was alone and looked older than I was (albeit…

Work-Study – the Right Choice for You?

By Monica Flores. At your college, what do the graduate student Physics 101 teaching assistant, the literacy tutor at the preschool, the dining hall server, the in-house entomologist researcher, the vet school dog handler, or the barista at the student union coffeehouse have in common? They, alongside other workers that you’ll encounter throughout the campus,…