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Is A College Degree REALLY Necessary?
BY UMHA VERA PAZ
Is a college degree necessary? Yes, having an education higher than high school is being asked from more careers or jobs as time goes on. Most jobs require a bachelor's degree or higher; not only is it a requirement, it allows you to have more opportunities.
According to Northeastern University, “College graduates see 57 percent more job opportunities than non-graduates.”
Not only do colleges help increase your opportunities, college also prepares you for the future. In highschool there are deadlines, yet they vary from teacher to teacher. In college, these deadlines tend to be stricter, teaching you discipline and time management skills.
The finance college counselors won’t only help you pay for your tuition, they will also help you manage your finances after college.
For example, from Southern New Hampshire University, “Your school's finance counselors can walk you through more than just how to pay for college. With their tips and advice, you may discover helpful budgeting techniques and learn more about financing options and processes that may be relevant to future investments—such as purchasing a car or a home.”
Above all, these are universities speaking and not real students, so I decided to interview student Koyo Ito, junior, from Wayne High School, located in Bicknell, Utah: “Degrees are super necessary nowadays, to the point where it’s like very normal to have a degree while it used to be like “degrees are super special!” Now you’re just EXPECTED to have a degree or college experience for most jobs. For people who think they can live without college, their opportunities are significantly less than someone who went to college.”
The expectation that you have a degree for a job you are applying for is increasing. Most high-paying jobs require some type of college degree, college experience or skill. Yes, there are some high paying jobs that don’t require any college degree, yet they tend to be limited.
Furthermore, it definitely depends on what your personal future career plans are. For example, if you would like to take a career in a choreographer there is no college degree needed for that. Meanwhile if you would want to be a doctor then you would most definitely need a college degree. In conclusion, this is why a college degree should be a priority.
Different College Degrees
What are the different college degrees?
BY LILY HERSCH
It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” For decades, centuries even, this was directly correlated with attending college after graduating high school, at least in Western countries. Yet, in the 21st century, more and more people are questioning the necessity of collegiate degrees because of new job opportunities and/or being deterred by the student debt crisis. This begs the question: is college necessary to be successful? Perhaps not.
According to the Education Data Initiative, the average federal student loan debt in Utah amounts to $33,110; tripled compared to 2007. The growing fear among college and high school students of acquiring a loan, having it grow in interest, and becoming an insurmountable amount to pay without having to live on Spaghetti-O's is genuine in its reasoning. Becoming a slave to debt, if not needing a degree for a desired career, is in of itself a palpable reason to avoid attending college.
Whether a competent applicant for a certain job or not, a sufficient wage from a job post-graduation to pay off potential debt isn’t guaranteed, either. The average starting salary for recent college graduates in the United States is about $58,862, per the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This may be a sufficient wage for many, but when intertwined with debt, it can create a slippery slope between living versus surviving paycheck to paycheck to pay off a loan.
College may have been seen as the standard American way of forging a path for yourself, but in a world of inflation and debt, careers requiring no degree may be the new building blocks of our economy and way of living. Unheard of even 10 years ago, jobs such as being a content creator, Airbnb host, social media manager, and more are becoming standard - all because of increasing online media. People are considering what may lay beyond the field of a degree, and are looking to technology and radicalization among the youth to pave a different path. Despite Franklin’s words, when an investment in the knowledge of college is NOT paying the best interest, alternative means to a career are.
Notable Degree-Free Jobs
Many worthwhile careers don't require a degree, such as the following:
Credit: US Career Institute
Usain Bolt, esteemed retired professional sprinter, does not have a college degree
Should the Soccer Team Share the Football Field?
BY CHRISTIAN HASTINGS
Hey Corner Canyon! This is a pro of why soccer should share the football field. The soccer field is crap. Soccer should share the football field. I think it is not fair for the soccer players to play on a bad field but the football players get to play on a great field.
My friend Jason Rassmussen has been on the Corner Canyon soccer team since he was a freshman and his older brother Derek that has been playing soccer for Corner Canyon all of his highschool years, he said that “The football team practiced on the soccer field when it was raining and so they shredded up the grass.”
This means that the football team is a factor in the field being bad. Since the football team was a factor then they should be willing to share the football field with soccer. Sharing the football field would make the soccer team a lot more happy because they wouldn't have any dirt patches, instead they would have a nice clean turf field to play on.
Having a good home field will also help the players because it gives them more momentum on the enemy team, so they will do better. I also talked to Will Johnson, who is on the soccer team and he said “The football field would be such an upgrade to play on, I’d love to play on it because the soccer field is trash.” Another friend of mine, junior Luke Tenney who plays on varsity soccer. He said “It's a lot harder to play on a bad field.”
So from people who have experience with the soccer field it shows that the soccer field isn't good to play on, so the school needs to make a good schedule for football and soccer so they can share the football field. Soccer players play significantly worse on a bad field with lots of patches than a good field with good grass. Let's get the soccer team a better field!
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A Soccer Tidbit...
The GOAT’s in soccer of our time are Leonel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. Messi and Ronaldo have been an influence on millions of people around the world and sadly they are coming to an end. They are getting too old to play soccer and are retiring soon. But there are some players that might be the new greatest players of the generation to come. Some players I have in mind are Kylian Mbappe and Erling Halaand. They have been playing phenomenal so far and are young so they have plenty of room to grow.
Mbappe and Haaland are young and have plenty of room to grow. With what their skill level is at right now, they will do great things.
BY ETHAN SHOAF
Hey Corner Canyon!
Don't we all think the football field should only be used for football? If we fixed the soccer field it would make it so the soccer players can have just as good of a field so they aren't jealous or have to use the football field. Well, sharing the football field with the soccer team can have some drawbacks.
One of the main cons is the potential for scheduling conflicts. Since both teams need regular practice sessions and games, it can be challenging to coordinate and allocate enough time for each team to use the field. Imagine this: the football team has a crucial game coming up, and they need to practice their plays and strategies. At the same time, the soccer team has an important match and needs to practice their skills too. It can become quite a puzzle to fit everyone's schedules and ensure both teams have sufficient practice time on the field. This issue can lead to frustration and compromise the quality of practice for both teams. They might have to shorten their practice sessions or even find alternative locations, which may not be as suitable or well-equipped as the shared football field. This can impact the teams' performance and hinder their ability to excel in their respective sports.
Additionally, sharing the field can also result in wear and tear on the playing surface. Football and soccer involve different movements and actions, which can have varying impacts on the field. Football players may use cleats that can dig into the turf, while soccer players often wear shoes with smaller studs. Over time, this constant usage from both teams can cause uneven ground, patches, or even damage the field, requiring frequent maintenance and repairs.
Furthermore, the different equipment used by the two teams can create logistical challenges. Football players require goalposts, tackling dummies, and other specific equipment, while soccer players need goals, corner flags, and practice nets. Ensuring that both teams have access to their necessary equipment and that it's properly set up can be time-consuming and may lead to delays or conflicts during practice or game sessions.
In summary, sharing the football field with the soccer team can present scheduling conflicts, potential wear and tear on the field, and logistical challenges related to equipment usage. While it's great to have multiple teams utilizing the same space, these drawbacks need to be carefully managed to ensure a smooth and productive experience for both teams.
Real Salt Lake once again takes home the rivalry cup against Colorado; the score is now 12-5. Real Salt Lake taking this win just shows how much real has been focusing and practicing for this moment!