Why I Chose This Article Essay

816 Words Sep 14th, 2015 4 Pages
“If Your Parents Are Still Paying Your Bills, You 're not alone” May 21, 2015

The piece that I’ve deicide to write about is on how students like me are still having to ask their parents for money to make ends meet. The reason why I chose this article is because I think it hits home for a lot of us. As a college student, life can be never ending rollercoaster. A lot of us are either going to school full time while working part time or if you’re like me you’re going to school part time and working full time just to make ends meet, but sometimes even working just doesn’t cut it. In the article Akane Otani says that going to school is a great way have a better life in this world, but in order to get into school a lot of us have to have money, which can be a dilemma for some people. Otani gets a lot of perspectives from different people. One of those people was Jordana Gilman a 24-year-old Ivy League graduate, who is studying to be a doctor at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has worked part-time jobs since she was 15 years old, balancing babysitter, restaurant hostess, and camp counselor gigs with heavy course loads to save money and carve out a little bit of financial independence. Yet as an adult living away from home, she gets an occasional check from her parents to cover the cost of groceries, movie tickets, and meals out (Akane Otani, 2015). Gilman says “For many recent graduates, allowances from mom and dad are a crucial way to get a foothold in their educations and…

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