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I think the NHL should bring back ties instead of gimmicky shootouts. I also think the NBA should institute a 4 point line that was talked about not that long ago. Would shake up the game of basketball like it was when the 3 was instituted.
No politics or religion, please. This is a thread on your unpopular sports opinions.
I was hoping to just pick the brains of some of the Denver-based members because I'm thinking about relocating to the area. Skiing is a huge factor in this move. Any info you can give is appreciated.
-How feasible is it to drive from Denver (downtown or western suburbs) to the local ski resorts (A Basin, Breck, Winter Park, Vail) on a typical winter Saturday or Sunday? Is Google traffic remotely close or does it turn into gridlock more often than not?
-I haven't done much research yet but I'm wondering if I'd be restricted to the downtown area. Just curious if any of you are in the mechanical/aerospace engineering field by chance and know of jobs outside of downtown.
-How bike-friendly is Denver? Are there enough bike lanes to get around easily enough?
-How is Denver life in general (comparing to Ann Arbor)? How are the western suburbs (I hear Golden smells like a frat house 24/7)?
Thanks in advance.
The post on South Carolina State and the impending two year shutdown of the school is something that is unfortunate, and maybe not directly related to this post. I think we can undoubtedly say that college is good, and that education recieved at college in extremely valuable (whether that education is directly a result of the classes taken or more focused on developing as a young adult in the real world, a little more nebulous).
The reality is the system for continued education in the United States is one that is not sustainable, and I think we will see more and more colleges start to disappear. According to a (most definitely biased) report by McKinsey & Company along with Chegg, 45% of college graduates feel they do not need a degree in their current role. Over 50% of graduates would have chosen a different major or a different school (some, both) if given the option to go back.
In 1993, the average student left college with roughly $10,000 in student loan debts, as of December of last year, that number has nearly tripled to $29,400. Only 20% of those loans (in 2014) came from the private sector. Addditionally, students who were the recipient of a Pell Grant (usually coming from families earning $40,000 or less annually) were much more likely to borrow more, averaging almost $5,000 more in debt than those who were never the recipient of a Pell Grant.
With the increase of online accredited universities, I think we are going to see a period of more college graduates who feel underprepared or feel like they spent a significant amount of money with little return (when you remove the campus environment from the student, you also start to remove some of the nebulous "life skills" development).
Without delving into politics (whether or not there should be federal student loans, how much money should be allocated to universities/colleges by the government), I was just hoping for some other opinions. As someone who bounced around a little bit during college, and someone who majored in English and is now (going to be) working in software development, I certainly understand how a degree is becoming less of an important step in life and more of a commodity.
The Softball Team finished the USF Tourney today with 2 convincing wins. The first against Hampton 9-2 and the night cap versus Illinois St 4-1.
In the first game today vs Hampton, Megan got the start and the win. She pitched 5.2 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 ER) off 1 hit. She had 14 Ks and 5 BB. Haylie came on in relief and only allowed 1 hit.
At the plate, Romo led the team by going 3 for 4 with 1 run (HR) and 4 RBIs. Silo went 2 for 3 with 1 run scored and 2 RBIs. Kelsey went 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs.
In the second game against Illinois St, Sara got the start and the complete-game win. She gave up 1 run off 5 hits, She had 9 Ks and allowed only 1 BB. The offense was led by Taylor Swearingen. She went 1 for 1 (HR) with an RBI and drew 2 BB. She scored 2 runs. Sara, Kelsey and Aidan garnered 1 hit each.
The team will travel to Tallahassee next weekend to play in the FSU Invitational. We are scheduled to play FSU and GA Tech twice. This should be a good tourney for the team.
Overall a good (not great) start to the 2015 season.
looks like mr. dolan is a db fan.
Start rooting for the Nets because the Knicks don't want you.