A New Normal 3: Values changing in higher education

Ross Rhodes, a hospitality management senior, speaks to a possible client at the College of Business career fair on Feb. 15, representing the Bent Tree Country Club. Rhodes attends 15 hours of classes a week at UNT while working 40-50 hours working in hospitality as a food and beverage manager at the country club in Dallas. He’ll be graduating with just around $10,000 in loans, a minimal amount of debt compared to the national class of 2016 average of $37,172 per student, according to statistics

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A new normal lifestyle under rising higher education costs

In a drab technical communication lab on the third floor of the auditorium building, history junior Alex McCann works where there is no food, drink or skateboards allowed.McCann spends up to 20 hours a week in the lab. Here, she helps anxious students with their projects, helps them build resumes and fits in time for her homework.After lab time and class, her day is far from over. From school, she leaves straight for her night job as a server at Waffle House, where she also works up to 20 hours

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