More students moving home after college

first_imgMore than three-quarters of young adults ages 25 to 34 who have moved back home after college said they were satisfied with their living situations, according to a study by the Pew Research Center released earlier this month.The trend of young adults living at home has become a widespread trend since the Great Recession, the study reported. Sixty-one percent said they have friends or family members who have moved back in with their parents over the past few years.The study also reported that young adults living at home are optimistic about their financial futures. Seventy-seven percent said they either have enough money now to lead the life they desire or expect they will have enough money to do so in the future.John Strauss, a professor of economics, said one reason for an increase in the number of students living at home might be high housing prices.“A big factor in [a student’s decision to move back home after college] is housing prices,” Strauss said. “If housing prices are high, especially if they are going up, that could be one reason why [students] are going home.”Nearly half of young adults living at home said they have contributed rent money to their parents and almost 90 percent said they have helped with household expenses.Though the study suggests young adults living at home might be satisfied with their situations, eight in 10 young adults said they do not currently have enough money to lead the life they want, compared to 11 in 20 young adults of the same age who are not living at home.Lauren Rowe, a senior majoring in kinesiology, said she will try to find her own place to live after graduation.“I’m moving to Chicago to do Teach for America, but if I didn’t have that job, I probably would’ve tried to find my own place to live,” Rowe said.Christina Li, a senior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, said she will be living at home next year while she applies for medical school.“It will be nice to be back and be with family again,” Li said. “I appreciate them more after being away from them for a while. Living at home will be a nice transition while I wait to hear back from job positions and while I apply for medical school.”Li said most of her friends will not be living with their parents after graduation.“A lot of my friends are staying in [Los Angeles] and signing leases near USC because they are familiar with the area,” Li said. “A lot of them move back close to home, but it’s not because their parents live there.”last_img read more

Syracuse blows 2-run lead in the 4th inning of loss to Colgate

first_imgAfter a seven-run Syracuse win over Colgate in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, and a two-run first inning for the Orange in the second game, Syracuse was looking great.That was until the fourth inning, when disaster struck for the Orange in its 3-2 loss to the Raiders. Syracuse (24-19, 8-9 Atlantic Coast) gave up all three runs on one hit in the fourth inning to Colgate (8-22, 3-5 Patriot). As Brigit Ieuter’s screwball toyed with the Orange, Katie Bushee’s fourth-inning, bases-loaded hit buried the Orange.“We thought we could just roll over this team,” Corinne Ozanne said, “and obviously we couldn’t.”After throwing three scoreless innings for the Orange to start the second game, starting pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti walked into the circle and eyed Colgate leadoff hitter Tara Grennan to start the fourth inning.As Grennan dug in, Gatti went into her windup. Ball one. The right-hander followed with four more pitches, three of them balls, walking Grennan on just five pitches total.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGatti admitted after the game that in the fourth inning, she wasn’t as consistent as she usually is. At times she felt like herself, but she wasn’t 100% there.Meghan Romero followed Grennan with a single down the third base line. The single put runners on first and second. Gatti then got the next two batters out, bringing up nine-hole hitter and Colgate starting pitcher Ieuter.As Ieuter walked to plate, a wave of uneasiness came over the crowd. Gatti had already gotten the Orange out of two jams earlier in the game, stranding a runner on base in both the second and third innings, but she wasn’t looking like herself on the mound.“I tried to be tougher and carry over the innings before,” Gatti said. “… But I just didn’t feel like myself.”Ieuter steadied herself at the plate and Gatti came at her with everything she had, but nothing seemed to hit the strike zone. After a high pitch out of the zone landed in catcher Olivia Martinez’s glove, home plate umpire Danny Everson called ball four.A hush fell over the crowd as Ieuter jogged to first base, flipping her bat towards the cheering Raider dugout as she went past. A few Syracuse players shouted words of encouragement to Gatti, who was beginning to look flustered on the mound.As Colgate leadoff hitter Bushee stepped into the right handed batter’s box with the bases loaded, Gatti looked down at the rubber and took a deep breath. Bushee was already 3-of-5 on the day, with a run scored in the first game.“You walk the nine-hole hitter to get to the girl on top who had the best day (of any Colgate player),” Bosch said. “So with the bases loaded, you’re going after their best hitter.”Early in the at bat, Gatti made a mistake.She floated a changeup high in the zone and Bushee made her pay for it. The junior pounded a two-out double to deep left field that rolled under the glove of Alyssa Dewes and all the way to the fence.“(Bushee’s RBI double) was kind of a gut shot, because that inning led off with a walk,” Ozanne said. ”Things just kind of trickled into play — it’s tough to come back from that.”Grennan scored. Romero scored. Ieuter scored.Just like that, the Orange was down, 3-2, a score it wouldn’t come back from the rest of the game.As the Orange filed off the field after the game, the scoreboard in left field showed a line of zeroes in the Colgate row, flanked by one three in the fourth inning. It was the only inning the Raiders scored in all game.Gatti finished with three runs allowed on four hits, five strikeouts and one misplaced changeup, a changeup that ended up costing the Orange the game.“I hung the changeup. If I would have left it a little bit lower, (the three run double) probably wouldn’t have happened, but I hung it,” Gatti said. “Stupid me.” Comments Published on April 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm Contact Matt: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wurtsmith military base hit with another PFAS clean-up violation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – As the water contamination problem in Iosco County continues,  the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) caught Wurtsmith Air Force Base in violation of PFAS clean–up for the second time this year.Recent tests in well and surface water samples near Clark’s Marsh in Oscoda Township reveals exceeding levels of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid or PFOS, a contaminant in the PFAS family.The level of PFOS in the surface water amounts to more than 110 times the acceptable quality standard.“We feel that this is moving far too slow,” said Scott Dean, spokesman of the DEQ. “It’s clear that there is contamination from the base that is negatively impacting, not only the environment, but also wildlife and the lives of the people that live around the base.”The DEQ cited the air base back in January for not starting–up a second groundwater filtration system.Wurtsmith installed a new one a few months ago.The granular activated carbon filtration system pumps and treats 250 gallons per minute (gpm).Because of the latest violation, the air force must filter the toxins at an increased rate (1,040 gpm) and tighten control of the PFAS plum migration.“We believe it’s time for the Department of Defense to move much more quickly in the clean-up of this historic contamination caused by using firefighting foam on the base, ” said Dean.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious 1 of 5 men charged with CSC faced judge in TawasNext MSP Alpena Post Tries to Prevent Heroin and Opioids Addiction Through ‘Angel Program’last_img read more