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Getting Out from Under Debt: Understanding Bankruptcy

by Judith Croteau

Facing the prospect of student loans and an unsure economic future, many students are unaware of procedures that can help them ease the burden of debt. This article explores some options for declaring bankruptcy.

In this economy, it is very easy to fall behind on a few payments, particularly if you are a returning student with life experience and the bills to go with it. Many are just a paycheck away from economic failure. The physical and emotional suffering from the stress of trying, and bill collectors bugging can be the last push over the edge. Something like an unexpected car expense or an astronomical medical bill can be the “straw that breaks the camel’s back.” For all these problems, bankruptcy can be a viable answer.

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Date in a Box: Vegas, Baby

by Amie Croteau

Sometimes the simplest of dates could feel hum-drum to any couple. The old “Netflix and chill” can sometimes snuff out the passion that a date is supposed to ignite. Date in the Box brings a little fun back into your date night without costing a fortune. Every month, enjoy a new date idea that’s easy to orchestrate with a little ingenuity and imagination.

A True Record

by Amanda O’Donahue

Manipulating our photos can create a false impression of who we are.

Photography, although a wonderful medium for art and an excellent form of documentation, has been pushed to new extremes. Instead of photographers using the camera to capture glimpses of real life, they are staging and manipulating the photos to the point of actually altering the appearance of life itself. This intentional act of posing photos can distort our view on life and our memory.

The Places We Go: Fall Break

By Judith Croteau

Revitalization over Fall Break doesn’t mean you have to go far or spend a lot of money.

Right about midterm, most college students need to get away for a bit so that they can hold on until the break between semesters. With the arrival of the Columbus Day weekend–which is RACC’s two-day fall break–students have a chance for that relief.

If you’ve caught up enough on your schoolwork and you need to give the brain a break, you might use the extended weekend to take advantage of the following outings.