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    $10.74, the Living Wage Worth Fighting For

    Should persons working 40-hour work weeks earn enough to ensure they have an adequate standard of living? Of course, people should not be working for poverty wages. Hence, the government should take steps to raise the federal minimum wage to a practical level on which workers can live. In a nation as geographically diverse and expansive as the United States, the living wage, or the wage necessary to maintain an adequate standard of living within a community, varies widely from state to state, county to county, and even district to district. This has led to a wide spectrum of opinions on the topic, dividing the debate along and within party…

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    College students struggle to balance jobs and school

    Franklin Rodriguez, a senior, applied to four to five jobs since his freshman year. For him, it was difficult selling himself to employers. “The hardest thing when applying for jobs and internships, for me, would be the process of making resumes,” Rodriguez said. “I have always been awful at talking myself up.” Rodriguez, majoring in psychology and sociology, found a job at a hookah lounge, which he called an interesting experience. But he felt worried about finding a job in his studies even in the future. Rodriguez is not alone as other college students struggle to find a worthwhile job in college. Sometimes, finding a job may consume their time. CUNY’s Office of Institutional Research,…