@sschulz But the argument here is that this "college credit" is offered purely to allow students to satisfy requirements of internships that otherwise appear to doubt their own educational value.
@readyornot I don't think anybody is arguing that internships aren't valuable, especially if paid - at Columbia, school-year internships are one of the main advantages of going to an urban school. But that doesn't mean that some aren't horribly exploitative (and that exploitative internships are the dominant ones in certain industries), even if they all provide some benefit.
@angry little raincloud You can vary the sodastream levels of carbonation - just use more charges and/or start with colder water to get it fizzier.
The bottles as big as your thigh are 69c at trader joe's. I wrote a whole comment just to say that, I guess.
@r&rkd Specifically, the job only lasted through Thursday, the last day for petitioning. Probably no quotas, but they do need to be NYC residents and registered democrats. And yeah, I imagine the hassling was intense. I mean, the media storm around Weiner is bad enough.
@sony_b I'm so curious about this! Are they expected to pay less because they are part time?
@angry little raincloud A program like that is what is supporting my summer! I think they're fantastic, and I do plan to give back. (And because my school is in NYC, and the grant also gives free housing, it does actually cover the big-city living expenses and then some).
@DickensianCat To this day, I have to take annual pictures in the fake dress thing (um, for my sorority). I find it hilarious when the people with the dyed-to-hell, undercut, punky hair put them on.
Reminds me of this piece about students at UC Merced living in pre-recession mansions: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/us/homework-and-jacuzzis-as-dorms-move-to-mcmansions-in-california.html?pagewanted=all
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@CubeRootOfPi My mom is on straight talk on verizon, good experience all around. I'm on simple mobile because being able to bring my own unlocked gsm phone was important to me. I pay much less than I would with a traditional carrier, don't really see any drawbacks.