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Student loan interest rate now 6.8 percent

Federal Stafford Loan (student loan) interest rates rose to 6.8 percent July 1, because the U.S. Senate was unable to come to an agreement on a bill passed by the House of Representatives, making Congress unable to come to a compromise by its June 3o deadline. A group of bipartisan senators, including Utah Senator Orrin […]

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WSU student takes precautions after battle with cancer

  A small, oval-shaped scar on Weber State University student Ashlee Karpowitz’s nose serves as a reminder of her battle with skin cancer. “I had a scab, right there, that just wouldn’t go away,” she said, pointing at the scar. “I would pick it off and it would just come back.” Karpowitz said she was […]

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I’ve been teaching English this semester at a local high school, and the experience working with high school seniors has taught me a few things about love. Whoa! Wait! Not like that! I just meant that the whole high school experience reminds me of what love really means, because nowhere in the world is love […]

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Student-parents balance school and family

Nicole Rowley, a Weber State University student, spends her days teaching pre-kindergarten children various subjects at a local school, but at the end of her day, the teacher becomes the student. Rowley is not only a teacher and a WSU student, but also a mother to two teenagers. With so much on her schedule, Rowley […]

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Imagine a mother of three who has returned to Weber State University to finish her degree. She has car payments, a mortgage and even a teenager. What if one of her children suddenly gets sick at school and she has to leave before her next class to take care of them? No big deal, right? […]

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With today’s economy, jobs are getting harder to come by. With the U.S. unemployment rate at about 8 percent, higher than it has been in three years, and Utah’s rate sitting close to 6 percent, the job market has changed. With the national and state unemployment rates, students at Weber State University are seeing the effects of […]

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