The reality of our economy, job situation, and drug war politics. Get used to it America - this guy is the new middle class!
That's it! I'm selling cocaine!
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I would not recommend the vicious-looking gang of youts that hangs out in south park blocks and deals weed, crack, and meth. their specific clientele is teenagers from Gresham. Ever wonder why all the Gresham teens hang out in Po DT on weekends? yup, for the pleasure of it. Anyway, these guys are usually between Salmon and Madison and will probly rob u and scram to the dark corners of PSU, leaving u to cry for mommy like the dumbass u are. There's even a few negroes among them. I bet these are the douchebags that Webehigh mentioned. I realize that site is long-outdated but history repeats itself every semester.
this article is bullshit. obviously this person is a big BORE who writes articles inside their dorm room while everybody else has fun. GET A REAL FUCKIN JOB!!
Ditto, Graham. And I'll have no trepidation marking his name on my 2012 Portland mayoral ballot.
I, too, went to college in California and made not one single friend. Luckily, I got the hell out of there after a year and transferred to Seattle U. Now I have lots of friends. And I love it here.
I, too, went to school in California and did not make a single friend. Luckily, I decided to get the hell out of there and go to school in Seattle. I have lots of friends here.
What about the vast majority of women who are dealt hands in the genetic lottery that don't endow them with the physical attractiveness necessary to make a living doing sex work? Can they skip college too, and become professional servants for us pretty people? I'd rather pay $20 to have my carpet vacuumed than get a lap dance.
That first paragraph kills me. I lived in LA for 3 years and they don't change much after they graduate... Just mix in a healthy dose of those who skipped college for acting classes that only teach them to look convincing when they tell each other they're going to "make it" and there's LA for you.
I regret reading about your regrets...........sorry.
YAY! STEVE NOVICK! I have no regrets having voted for Novick in the 2008 Senate primary.
College seems to be a status symbol to so many.It is also a huge waste of money to so many others.No college does not mean your more better or more qualified than someone straight out of highschool and into the workforce.Even long before our economic disaster college was no guarantee for even the best of students.But hell if you got a trust fund or are fortunate to have someone else pay for it , then I guess you will probably not even care about any of this.I ain't no fortunate son.
Thank you Kanye West.
Dear Mr. Ezra ["]Ace["] Caraeff, I resent the implication that my achievements and awards within academia are less awesome than a cheese sandwich. Your general statement to a college education’s lack of value speaks only to your personal experience. College is only “Animal House” if one chooses to make it so, and I assume that you would have.
I actually chose my college roommate. The same one, twice. No dorms. We had taken Home Ec in high school together. I figured we were compatible because of this class. We at least had the same conception of how to negotiate living on ones own; rent, bills, balancing a check book, sewing a pillow, etc. I knew something was up the first time we went grocery shopping he loaded up on microwave tv dinners. What about the stuff we cooked in Home Ec? We got skills, man!
The clincher was the second year when the novelty of him watching sports all day, sitting on the couch, filling up an empty gallon cider jug with his chew spit wore out. "How come we never hang out anymore?" he asked, as I was on my way out with my friends I was drinking coffee, smoking pot and watching movies with.
I guess mass quantities of tobacco isn't for for me either, Lindy.
I am NOT ashamed I streaked you outside the cafeteria Becky!!!!! *hit we were together so long after it was worth detention.
@Warped Genius That's the problem with (especially liberal arts) college graduates. They say things like "you even get to" when referring to people that opted-out of college. As though having a piece of paper means they're automatically more qualified for a job than us. While you can learn a hell of a lot in college, you can also learn a hell of a lot more by an extra 4 years in the workforce.
So don't be condescending just because someone mentions they didn't get a degree. It's just school- one way to spend 4 years of your life. Not an automatic job qualification.
Geez, and you even get to write for the Mercury. Maybe I ought to send in an application...
I regret that I managed to spend all four years at Reed without having sex, not taking any drugs, and graduating with a 2.3 GPA even though I worked my ass off.
Kiala for the win!
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