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Generation Gap: Entering the ‘real world’

College graduation has always been a time of excitement, opportunity and anxiety. But have graduates always approached their post-baccalaureate plans the same way? A college senior in Henniker and a retired corporate man share their thoughts on one of life’s great milestones: entering the “real world.”


Generation Gap: Undergraduate degree in hand, looking forward to more classes

Monday, April 21, 2014

With graduation quickly approaching, the question on every college senior’s mind is what to do next. Whether it be graduate school or entering into the workforce, the sudden realization that we will not be returning to our undergraduate school in the fall is slowly starting to sink in. For me, I will graduate May 17 then make the transition to …

Generation Gap: The options were many in 1962 – if you could avoid the draft

Monday, April 21, 2014

When I graduated from Brown University in 1962 with a major in American literature, I had no idea how I might earn a living. But it didn’t concern me much, since the economy was booming and unemployment was low. My main concern was that of most healthy young American men at the time: how to fulfill my obligation to my …

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