Guys. I want to talk to someone with student debt.
I’m working on a story about student debt and need to talk to someone who has a lot of it. Do you have nightmares about how much you owe in debt or have had to tell your significant other the amount owed in case it’s a deal breaker? Let’s chat. I want to tell your side of the story.
If you would like to share your story, please email me at bmcclane at nationaljournal dot com.
Subject Search: Student Debt & Stress
Hello fellow Tumblrs!
I (your curator) am writing a story about student debt. I’m looking into the psychological effects of having student debt after graduation.
So if you are either recently graduated or graduated within the past two years, send me a message. Tell me how your student debt has affected your life, affected life decisions, made you move back in with your parents, etc. Whether you are employed or not, paying your loans or unable to, let’s chat! I know student debt is an important subject to most Tumblr’ers out there so what better place to ask?
Tell me your story so that I can share it with others. Either leave a reply or send a message.
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Let’s get sanctimonious, er, honest. We have lots of problems nowadays. Millions of people are unemployed. People are still losing their homes. Healthcare costs are rising too fast. College is too expensive for too many students. For the lucky ones in school, a terrible jobs market and too much student debt awaits them after graduation. Then there’s our deteriorating infrastructure. Our Byzantine tax code. Global warming. Afghanistan. I could go on. It’s depressing.
But not as depressing as the public spectacle of top campaign officials trying to “win” ridiculous spats more worthy of middle school. (I’m sorry, that’s an insult to middle schoolers). This is just life inside the Beltway bubble. It’s all poppycock, all the time. But here’s the thing: nobody cares. Nobody but political operatives, that is. Everybody else has actual problems to worry about. They aren’t interested in who ate what 40 years ago.
Matt O’Brien, of The Atlantic, is tired of silly presidential campaign issues and would like to discuss America’s real problems. Read it here.
Guys, I’m just going to keep reblogging Restoration Calls & hope you notice what an awesome project it is. We want to hear real stories to find real solutions together. It’s all peace, love, longform journalism & discussion.