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College admissions: a pain in the class

I discovered the dirty little secret of college admissions when I was sitting in the rusty desk-chair in my guidance counselor’s office. The college admissions process is all about class.

A good first step on student loans

Polling prior to last fall’s midterm elections indicated that education and the cost of college are top concerns among young people today. With over 2 million more young people voting last year, we made our presence known.

EDITORIAL: Revive New Orleans

As African American History Month opens, New Orleans, a world-renowned vital center of African American history and culture, which figures so large in the story of our nation, continues to reel under the criminal neglect of George W. Bush and his administration, a full year and half after Katrina struck.

Dismal stats call for action: New BLS report shows urgency of Employee Free Choice Act

WASHINGTON (PAI) — The number of unionists declined by 326,000 from 2005 to 2006, dropping to 12 percent of the U.S. labor force, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. But there were big jumps of 52,000 in Arizona and 26,000 in Washington, a small rise in Minnesota, and increases in 17 states, including “red states” Montana and both Carolinas.