rockoutwithyourbockout
rockoutwithyourbockout
rockoutwithyourbockout
Sep 19
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My parents paid almost completely for my 4 years of undergrad. Graduate school is where I got my debt - a large amount of it due to medical issues. And that was with a “generous”fellowship and living pretty affordably. I was a lucky case. I hope to help my kids but unless they go here, I doubt we will be able to Read more

Sep 18
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I can think of one great SUNY that I would love my daughter to go to which doesn’t have a significant greek life but does have an amazing comparative politics program haha.

However, we’re out of state. Tuition for me (an employee of a pre-eminent public research institution haha) is almost non-existent, so if my bonus Read more

Sep 18
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Yep! Also learned about this while working a labor of love “side hustle” for a service non-profit. I find it similar to the Christian “mission” workers I came across while doing field research in Rwanda. They tokenized locals, expected people to bow down to them for coming to this absolutely beautiful country full of Read more

Sep 18
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The flipside is that the people who can afford to attend small, private schools are self-selecting into an elite group. Not all of them but more of them than you would find at an R-1.

Likewise, I got tons of research experience and travelled to conferences. Most small colleges do not offer those opportunities.

There are Read more

Sep 18
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Those are also incredibly expensive schools to attend.

I went to a state school. While we had a hordes of wealthy kids, we also had kids who were not nearly as privileged as the average student at an elite LAC.

That’s not to say LAC’s don’t offer scholarships or aren’t wonderful institutions.  They absolutely are.  It’s Read more

Sep 17
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Some organizations do emphasize service more than others (I can think of ones specifically targeted at minority students but not white, christian students). However, I concur almost completely. I worked for a nonprofit PT which uses volunteer labor (I used to volunteer here when I was a student, too). The groups that Read more

Sep 17
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I went to a school with a huge greek presence for my undergrad (one of the largest greek presences in the U.S.) and one of the most competitive rushes for my PhD. Obviously, as a doc student, it didn’t affect me, but as an undergrad it didn’t, either. I had a few friends who pledged DG (for some reason that is where Read more

Sep 16
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My point is that a JD =/= PhD and that comments like this are generally shitty and anti-intellectual which continues to play into exactly what the Trumps are trying to do - destroy science and fact.

Sep 15
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Kids like this don’t go on to get PhD’s. They get MBA’s, JD’s and other professional (non-research) degrees. No one wants to get a PhD unless they are a masochist who is just SO EXCITED to conduct research on a very specific thing that bores the hell out of most people. In my case, that was comparative bureaucracy and Read more

Sep 13
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Cyclists LOVE metrics, too. But our metrics don’t make sense to spinners and their metrics don’t make sense to us (minus kwh which I only recently harnessed with a HUGE bike upgrade and a built in power meter). MPH’s is usually my main metric with max power if I’m riding intervals but I often am not because I’m Read more

Sep 12
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Most PhD students don’t actually pay tuition. Their tuition is paid with service. No, getting a PhD doesn’t require being “smart” but if you get a PhD from an accredited institution, you can bet that you worked your ass off, taught a bunch of undergrads for peanuts with little to no mental health support or resources, Read more

Sep 12
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Different strokes. Exercise indoors (to me) feels like a punishment. Other people prefer it. Exercise is a really personal thing. Exercise, for me, is definitely about mental health as much as fitness. Being stuck in a room with a bunch of people spinning to whatever music my instructor picks (sometimes really good) Read more

Sep 11
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I’m a weird one. I hate group exercise. I hate indoor exercise. I find the idea of working out indoors stifling - so much that when it’s not a pandemic, I ride my bike year round in the midwest where we get snow and cold fairly regularly in winter (not like Chicago-area-lake-effect but still not great). Buuuuuut... I Read more

Sep 11
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But it’s actually functional and will retain its value more.  The peloton warranty barely lasts the time you finance it.  And if you buy one used and it breaks... oops.  And if you stop paying for a membership, it’s a brick.

Sep 11
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It still won’t touch my main bike but my main bike can be fixed more easily (and it’s an e-bike) and haul everything from groceries to 50 lbs of kid up and down very steep hills.

But the people who want a peloton are NOT the ones out riding on the road when its 18 degrees.  That is me.   I am not your average person.  Read more

Sep 11
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For people like me, this works, because I’m an actual cyclist.  Most of the people I know who swear by Peleton don’t actually like cycling.  They are into metrics which (for me, a person who rides almost daily and has put twice as many miles on her bike as her car this year) don’t make sense to me but make sense to Read more

Sep 5
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I do but I’ve been doing this awhile.  It’s all about proportions and sometimes things don’t stick.  It’s much different than cooking.  I fly blindly a lot cooking but any alterations to a baking recipe are made over the course of lots of small changes.  And it’s nothing terribly drastic.  However, if you do not use Read more

Aug 28
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Same, totally. My husband would fully expect me to not be able to form sentences and would prepare for it haha. At least pre-racism-scandals.

As it stands, that is how I look at the TV every time Patrick Sharp comes on TV.

Aug 26
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They don’t even live in the suburbs! They live in the CITY of St. Louis (which is very different than the county). They live in an area not too far from the diverse, cool neighborhood where my brother-in-law lives.  Their part is just gated.  His isn’t.  If you want the suburbs, move out to Chesterfield or Frontenac, Read more

Aug 16
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That’s all correct.

They aren’t the only ones (or even the loudest voices anymore), sadly.