Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff March 16, 2019 Amanda McHugh got her undergrad degree from Keene State College and her JD from New England Law | Boston. That she wasn’t at a prestige school never crossed her mind until classmates told her not to bother applying to fancy downtown law firms.“They won’t take you unless you went to Harvard or a place like that,” McHugh remembers being told.Devastating? Hardly. Advertisement “It’s almost like I lucked out,” said McHugh, now a contracts negotiator at Raytheon BBN Technologies in Cambridge. “For me, it would be hard to be happy if I was working 85 or 90 hours a week.” Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here News flash! Even … [Read more...] about Can you ever hope to find success and happiness if you don’t go to an elite college?
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By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 9:57 am CST, Monday, March 4, 2019 Students leave James Madison High School after school on March 1, 2019. A recent graduate, Kaitlin Leonor Castilleja, was stabbed outside a house earlier that day. A current student is accused of murder. A second recent graduate, Vivian Foster, was also stabbed but survived. less Students leave James Madison High School after school on March 1, 2019. A recent graduate, Kaitlin Leonor Castilleja, was stabbed outside a house earlier that day. A current student is accused of murder. A ... more Photo: Billy Calzada /Staff Photographer Photo: Billy Calzada /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Students leave James Madison High School after school on March 1, 2019. A recent … [Read more...] about Madison High School principal refuting report that fights are ‘so common’ after fatal stabbing
By Emily Rasmussen | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: February 25, 2019 at 6:18 pm | UPDATED: February 25, 2019 at 11:05 pm One of Bob Brigham’s most memorable moments as a stage technician is meeting Queen guitarist Brian May backstage before a show. It was the early ’80s at the Anaheim stadium. And while the conversation between the two was short, mostly chit chat over ham-and-cheese sandwiches, Brigham was starstruck. Later that day, the technician prepared for operating the lighting of the show. At first, it was dark. “Then this big splash of light came into the audience and (the lights) started to ascend,” Brigham, 61, said. “Going up all of the sudden (the spotlights) turned and put their lights dead center stage, where Freddie Mercury was standing. Which then, of course, it was deafening – the amount of audience response – you couldn’t hear our headsets.” The crowd was going so wild, he’s not … [Read more...] about This is why Millikan High School is renaming its auditorium for a beloved stage technician
Holly Ramer, Associated Press Updated 1:46 pm PST, Friday, January 4, 2019 Spaulding High School students P.J. Perkins and Dylan DiBernardo look over their past semester work in a manufacturing lab at Great Bay Community College in Rochester, N.H., Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Perkins and DiBernardo are part of pilot program of about a dozen students that N.H. Gov. Chris Sununu wants to expand statewide. They spend their mornings at the high school before heading across the street to Great Bay Community College, where they are earning certificates in advanced composites manufacturing at no cost to their families. In early June, they will have job interviews with Safran Aerospace Composites, a subsidiary of a company that makes aircraft engines and satellite propulsion systems. less Spaulding High School students P.J. Perkins and Dylan DiBernardo look over their past semester work in a manufacturing lab at Great Bay Community College in Rochester, N.H., Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. … [Read more...] about Charter ‘Career Academy’ would combine high school, college
Stan Choe and Sarah Skidmore Sell AP Business Writers Published 11:18 AM EDT Oct 30, 2018 New York -- Close to one in five Americans who’s 65 or older is still working, the highest percentage in more than half a century. And the one who’s still working may be better off. As more and more Americans delay retirement, it’s those with a college degree that find it easiest to keep working past 65. Their less-educated peers, meanwhile, are having a more difficult time staying in the workforce. It’s a crucial distinction because financial experts say both groups would benefit from working an extra year or more to improve their retirement security. By staying on the job, older Americans can build up their savings, which in too many cases are inadequate. Plus, they can allow bigger Social Security benefits to accrue. Besides, many older Americans like the idea of staying engaged by working. Less-educated Americans, though, aren’t always able to follow … [Read more...] about Working past 65 is easier to do if you graduated college