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2005 Stories by Anya Kamenetz

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  • After Monica

    published July 26, 2005

    Kyle Reini, a 20-year-old rising junior at Western Illinois University, may be trying to set a record for hardest-working summer vacation. He's... More >>

  • Rich Little 'Poor' Kids

    published July 19, 2005

    Sex with strangers. Drug abuse. Mental illness. Among educated twentysomethings reared in the therapy culture, every personal scandal is fair game... More >>

  • Johnny Comes Marching Home to Loans

    published June 21, 2005

    Maybe figuring that it is mostly worried moms keeping... More >>

  • High Interest in Low Interest

    published June 7, 2005

    If you have federal student loans, the date July 1 should be in flashing red lights. That's the deadline to consolidate loans at the lowest... More >>

  • I Was a Really Young Real Estate Mogul

    published May 24, 2005

    At 22, Cindy Umanzor is already tired of New York City rents. She came from San Francisco four years ago to attend the New School, where she... More >>

  • Poor Students, Fast Learners

    published May 10, 2005

    Roxy (Roxanna Henry) and Ginger (Mayzabeth Lopez) have more in common than nicknames that make them sound like cast members in Chicago.... More >>

  • Stress Test

    published April 26, 2005

    Rebecca Pronsky felt the first doubts about her tutoring job when her students started throwing up. "I was seeing this kid for 10 days straight.... More >>

  • Russell Simmons, Tax Man

    published April 12, 2005

    Hip-hop culture is the 800-pound gorilla of youth marketing. About the only thing that isn't yet sold with a veneer of phatness is help filing... More >>

  • Greed Aid

    published March 29, 2005

    The Student Aid Reward Act (STAR Act) introduced in both houses of Congress March 15 provides an unusually clear test of our national priorities.... More >>

  • Kids in the Thrall

    published March 15, 2005

    Just off Coney Island Avenue, in Ditmas Park, among the car washes and Pakistani sweet shops, there sits a lefty coffeehouse that seems to have... More >>

  • The Blue-Blood Revolution

    published March 1, 2005

    You've probably never heard of Gateway Community-Technical College. The fastest-growing of Connecticut's colleges, it occupies a former factory... More >>

  • Borrow More Now! Pay More Later!

    published February 15, 2005

    The 2006 federal education budget proposal, released in detail earlier this month, is a lot like Jon Stewart—smaller in real life than it... More >>

  • Conversation Kills

    published February 1, 2005

    "In a unique effort to attract college and graduate students to the growing discussion over Social Security's future," reads the press release,... More >>

  • Feeling a Draft?

    published January 18, 2005

    Chris Dugan, 27, signed up for his future hitch in the marines while still in high school. "I wanted to be hard and serve my country," he says.... More >>

  • No Trust Fund? Try Food Stamps

    published January 4, 2005

    Like thousands of other single women living in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Brigette, 24, collects Medicaid and food stamps. Unlike most of her neighbors,... More >>

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