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Reel time

Apparently, moviegoers haven’t been tightening their purse strings despite increasing economic troubles.


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Let the good times roll

Between going to school, trying to work and living in constant limbo with financial aid, college students could always use a little relaxation. But economic problems have made it harder than ever to stretch those few dollars to cover the essentials, let alone a good time.


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Stimulus may not stimulate

President Barack Obama’s stimulus package is very similar to the New Deal put forth by Franklin Roosevelt, which is famous for getting us out of the Great Depression.


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Access Denied?

Sure, City College is extremely accessible to wheelchair users, and people who aren’t able to climb stairs in general. But is it accessible to everyone on wheels? My research says yes.


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Local business still booms

The economy has students panic stricken. Many have stopped credit-card swiping and have opted to purchase only the necessities.


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Student Investment

Most of us in college have a grand dream: To be successful in the career of our choice. But with the unstable economy and technology’s steady march forward, many jobs seem to be at risk.


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Help Me, Help You

I haven’t had much experience, good or bad, with financial aid because I’ve always had a job that could pay my expenses, but after doing a little research, I found that getting aid is an easy process provided you’re patient and can keep track of a few dates.
A student prepares to enter City College's Financial Aid Office. Photo by Monica Lungu


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A clean sweep

Everyday, students leave behind personal items and garbage in classrooms sometimes where it belongs, other times not.
Photo by Allison Valenzuela


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$25 an hour and maybe you’ll meet James Bond

“Students usually make anywhere from $20 to $40 an hour after graduating,” said Kavanagh. “No matter what shape the economy is in, people will always need bartenders.”


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Show them your skills

The first step in braving the harsh job market is a solid resume. According to the informational pamphlets supplied by the City College Career Center, a resume is a short document that showcases your skills, education, experience and achievements. A well constructed resume can be a great way to get your foot in the door of any industry.