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The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students

You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life. Of the country’s nearly 18 million undergraduates, more than 40 percent go to community college, and of those, only 62 percent can afford to go to college full-time. By contrast, a mere 0.4 percent of students in the United States attend one of the Ivies. The typical student is not the one burnishing a fancy résumé with numerous unpaid internships. It’s just the opposite: Over half of all undergraduates live at home to make their degrees more a


Who doesn’t like a party? The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program Tennis Tournament Kick-Off was held on Wednesday, August 9, at the Brevard Health and Racquet Club, to be followed on the 11th and 12th by the annual tennis tournament which took place at the club for the first time this year. The party started with some brief remarks by Rick Salling to thank the volunteers and donors who were being honored at the party as well as the local vendors who provided food and beverages for the attendees. Salling and Bob Coffin co-chaired the Connestee Falls Tennis Committee which included Marian Wolf, Karen McKee, and Barb Martin. The team of volunteers coordinating the food included Betsy

From Cambodia To Brevard: Determination Helps Tangs Overcome Adversity - Brevard, NC

Joanne Tang comes from a family of very determined people. Her Chinese parents were born in Cambodia and knew each other as children growing up there. But at the age of 15, her mother escaped to Thailand just ahead of the Khmer Rouge. In the late 1970s her father was placed in a refugee camp in Thailand and was waiting to be resettled. In 1980, in his early twenties, he came to the United States, settling in San Francisco where he worked as a chef. Eventually, he was able to bring Joanne's mother to join him in Los Angeles, where he again worked as a chef and she made clothes at various clothing factories. The Tangs and their two children, Joanne and her brother Nelson, formed strong relatio

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