It was a good week for:
The almighty dollar, as K-Mart and Sears announced they would not be closing for Thanksgiving. Yep, their workers will be stuck selling fine products from China, as the rest of Americans continue to push the obesity crisis to new levels. The only winners? Those working in the electronics departments. At least they can watch football on all the discounted flat-screen TVs.
College students (and their parents) who won't have to fork over more almighty dollars to go to UC schools next year. Tuition is expected to remain at $12,192 for undergraduates should the state come through with funding. ( A bargain!) Students should study, study, study — and study some more — to avoid having to work at K-Mart or Sears. Don't do as some of us did (see below).
It was a bad week for:
College graduates, who had to be wincing over the thought of turning over their college transcripts as the San Diego mayoral candidates were asked to do so by U-T San Diego. For many of us, college is that first step into adulthood, and, for many of us, we do so beer-fueled and party-minded. More than a few of us hit Jack In The Box more often than the library. Transcripts? How dare the schools even keep them, particularly when you think of how much we (our parents) paid to go to those hallowed institutions.
Liberal arts majors, who have to be kicking themselves because they did not go into the sciences. More evidence: The University California San Diego announced that it got a $100 million donation from businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford for the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. Grrr. Lab coats win again.