Friday, September 03, 2004

Whiners - the repeat edition

A Canadian Press story features April's Whiner of the Month. It's visible in the The Calgary Sun and National Post:

"OTTAWA (CP) - The only barrier between Shamini Selvaratnam and her dream of a law career is the skyrocketing cost of tuition, which has risen again this fall across Canada.
The 23-year-old York University sociology major has the marks - an academic record full of A's and B's, though she still laments a lonely C from two years ago that she views as a blotch on her record.
She's earned those marks while often holding down two jobs, working more than 20 hours a week in places such as restaurants, call centres, and at school.
But she begins her final year of undergraduate studies $22,000 in the hole and figures her debt burden would swell to nearly $100,000 if she began law school, which costs $15,000 a year for five years.
'By the time I finish my studies I'd have like, a small mortgage - a mortgage someone might have on a house, I'd have for my education,' she said in an interview. "

I understand the complaint in reference to people who don't make a lot of money, but honestly, Shamini - become a lawyer, get rich, and pay off your loan.

Lots of us work our asses off to pay our way through college, but you don't see us bitching about it.

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